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Zoe Saldana in talks to play Gamora in GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY

Posted on April 3, 2013 at 12:56 pm by David "Snackbar" Edmundson

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Marvel may have found the female lead for Guardians of the Galaxy. Casting began in February when Chris Pratt was cast as the film’s male lead, Peter Quill aka Star-Lord. WWE wrestler Bautista eventually landed the role of Drax the Destroyer last month. As the remaining three members of the Guardians team were Gamora, the talking raccoon Rocket Raccoon, and the giant tree Groot, most people expected an announcement for Gamora soon, as she would be the last love action member of the team. Today word comes that Star Trek Into Darkness actress Zoe Saldana is poised to take on the part.

Per Heat Vision, Zoe Saldana is in talks to play Gamora in James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy. The skilled assassin character sports green skin and is that last of her species, which was exterminated by a race known as the Badoon. More interestingly, though, is the fact that the character was raised and trained by supervillain Thanos before eventually turning against him. We got a brief glimpse of Thanos at the end of The Avengers and he is rumored to be the main villain in The Avengers 2, so one assumes that he’ll also play a major role in the Guardians of the Galaxy story given that Gunn’s film serves as the lead-in to Avengers 2.

To that point, the folks over at Latino Review are reporting that Guardians will see the appearance of the comics character Basil Sandhurst aka The Controller. The character serves as the main henchman for Thanos and will probably be one of the antagonists in Guardians. A highly skilled chemist and mechanical engineer, The Controller specializes in mind control and sports an armored exoskeleton. No further details on his role in the Guardians story are given, but he may be the main baddie before Thanos is revealed towards the end of the story as a bridge between Guardians and The Avengers 2.. Similar to how Loki was used in The Avengers.

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