Zoë Saldaña Confirmed For GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY

In the latest issue of Entertainment Weekly Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige confirms the casting of Zoë Saldaña and a few other assumptions about Guardians of the Galaxy. It appears the film shares a few elements with the new comic series from Brian Michael Bendis.

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By Mark Julian - 5/2/2013



Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, Marvel Studios leader Kevin Feige, confirmed Zoe Saldana for Guardians of the Galaxy and confirmed some previously assumed points about the film's storyline. In the concept art to the right, that's a young Peter Quill having his first extraterrestrial encounter with aliens before he's whisked away into space. Feige reiterated a few previously made statements about Guardians of the Galaxy, reaffirming his love of Star Wars and Star Trek and that Marvel always wanted to make a space movie. He also goes on to say that the film is set within Marvel continuity but it occurs on the other side of the universe. Feige goes on to state that he thinks "audiences will respond to an alien Zoë Saldaña - because they did respond to that one time before [with Avatar]," so consider the negotiations for the Star Trek Into Darkness actress to play Gamora a done deal.



Guardians of the Galaxy is a Phase II Marvel Studios film set for release on August 1, 2014. The film will be directed by James Gunn who will work off a script penned by Gunn, Chris McCoy and Nicole Perlman. Chris Platt will star as Peter Quill aka Star-Lord, with other members of the cast including Michael Rooker, Lee Pace, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista and Ophelia Lovibond.


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Source: Entertainment Weekly
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Sophisticated - 5/2/2013, 7:17 AM
Make it happen! She is sexy as all get out !
jerryblake - 5/2/2013, 7:27 AM
so no Sue Storm then ... Dammit
PsyGuy - 5/2/2013, 7:28 AM
She'll be awesome
AmazingFantasy - 5/2/2013, 7:34 AM
HERE
WE
GO

BIG, BIG day ahead boys!
HavocPrime - 5/2/2013, 7:34 AM
Awesome casting
CharlesLord - 5/2/2013, 7:35 AM
well then...this should be awesome
DJRock93 - 5/2/2013, 7:36 AM
Anyone Photoshop it yet??
Jolt17 - 5/2/2013, 7:36 AM
Wow, what a news day. And what a great news, too!
lntrn8 - 5/2/2013, 7:36 AM
looking forward . . .
ATrueHero1987 - 5/2/2013, 7:37 AM
YESSSSSS!!!!
B00uWhore692 - 5/2/2013, 7:38 AM
Awesome. :)
MisterNiceGuy - 5/2/2013, 7:38 AM
She is so fine
NoAssemblyReqd - 5/2/2013, 7:38 AM
Someone give Zoe Saldana a sandwich.

Funny that Chris Pratt needs to slim down and Saldana needs to bulk up (if the filmmakers are looking to approximate their comic incarnations' physiques).
captainireland - 5/2/2013, 7:40 AM
She must love her sci-fi franchises.
Kayo - 5/2/2013, 7:41 AM
good news indeed!


Phase 2 baby!!!
YoungThanos - 5/2/2013, 7:41 AM
I like this choice.

Can't wait till next Summer! FOX's DOTM is a pass but this film is a day one watch!
126thst - 5/2/2013, 7:42 AM
what part of this has to do with the comic?
JoeMomma29 - 5/2/2013, 7:42 AM
Awww the wait for this one will suck!!!
superotherside - 5/2/2013, 7:43 AM
I'm wondering if she'll be Gamora. She may be someone else you know, he doesn't confirm who she's playing.

I honestly like her as an actress so I don't mind this.
Shadowmaster35 - 5/2/2013, 7:44 AM
Stoked for this movie!! Good choice, she's damn hott!
ndwwrestler2 - 5/2/2013, 7:45 AM
I'm interested to see the trailer for this movie. Never read the comic, but if this is the first step into the Marvel Galactic Universe, then I would like to see where they go with it.
darkspark - 5/2/2013, 7:46 AM
but Gamorrah is supposed to have awesome huge... combat skills.
superotherside - 5/2/2013, 7:46 AM
Well they say that she's playing an alien in the updated article so it is probably Gamora. So good casting. :)
Durango95 - 5/2/2013, 7:48 AM
Bad. Way too skinny to play Gamora
NoAssemblyReqd - 5/2/2013, 7:49 AM
@126thst

Issue #0.1 of the current GoTG run featured Quill as a young boy being swept up into the fray, which I guess is similar to the concept art above.

But my understanding is that the revelation of this backstory was not new or unique to the current comic run. A more compact telling of it was featured in a story in the 70s.
jerryblake - 5/2/2013, 7:49 AM
gambgel - 5/2/2013, 7:49 AM
Not a great choice to me.
But anyway, I just hope the movie its epic and visually stunning
KeefNCookies - 5/2/2013, 7:50 AM
Could be worse, acting wise...

But definitely NOT enough meat on her skinny bones to be any kind of intimidating.

Not unhappy, but certainly not excited.

Kinda fail?
KeefNCookies - 5/2/2013, 7:50 AM
@JerryBlake
If they go MoCap route, I'll approve smiling.
MrXer0 - 5/2/2013, 7:52 AM
@Durango95
I agree 100%, way too skinny.
CptHero - 5/2/2013, 7:53 AM
horrible actress
Jollem - 5/2/2013, 7:58 AM
...or kat dennings
NoAssemblyReqd - 5/2/2013, 7:58 AM
I thought Paula Patton (Ghost Protocol) would have been a great choice as well, but I am not unhappy with Zoe Saldana.

Bring on Groot and Rocket casting news!

(And hey, throw in Quasar, Adam Warlock, and Mantis. Please? Pretty please?)
Shamo - 5/2/2013, 7:58 AM
why is she too skinny? A) she's being CG'd most likely B) Gamora isn't Shehulk she's someone who's intimidating due to her martial arts abillity. due to her swordmanship. she's not a bruiser she's a highly skilled assassin.

that aside, best news i've heard from this film yet. but i doubt even Saldana can make up for the shit performance bound to come from Bautista.
TonyChu - 5/2/2013, 8:00 AM
So far all the news to this movie has impressed me. Very excited for this movie!
danica2334 - 5/2/2013, 8:01 AM
Awesome choice , i just hope she bulks up !!
CptHero - 5/2/2013, 8:01 AM
@MARVELPSYCHO79: Halle Berry won an oscar. Zoe Saldana doesn't hold a candle to her.
KelvTwelve - 5/2/2013, 8:02 AM
Top contestant for Mrs. Sci-Fi Universe
R888 - 5/2/2013, 8:02 AM
@Shamo

skinny?

jlabatman - 5/2/2013, 8:03 AM
I'm down, bring on Gamora!
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