Fan favourite Zoe Saldana (STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS, AVATAR) has been talking about her roles in the upcoming Marvel Studios’ film GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY.
After the success of AVENGERS, IRON MAN 3 and THOR: THE DARK WORLD it seems Marvel Studios can do no wrong in the eyes of the audience. And next year they will be putting that to the test with their biggest gamble to date in GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY from James Gunn (SLITHER, SUPER). The film has attracted an impressive amount of talent and the project is looking more and more interesting as the days go by. You can read what Saldana said to MTV about her role as Gamora below:
‘A new way to view superheroes. I love sometimes the consistency of what the classics have left behind, but I need innovation. You can only have so much of, ‘I’ll save you!’ After a while, it’s ‘Oh God, does he go to the bathroom? Is he hungry?’ It’s like, ‘Does he cry? Does he feel?’ and not only do we cover that, we’re making heroes that are thieves! They’re Robin Hood’s and I love that because I like the underdog and the hardest route because that’s the only one that’s going to teach you great lessons in life’.
‘These characters are absolutely amazing and they have a full blown redemption. To be able to sink your teeth into such meaty characters and to be part of such a story that is very unique and obviously has everything that I love. It has space, it has a kooky director that literally has cojones. It has amazing actors that you literally would never have thought to put together and somehow we’re all here giving 150% and loving what we’re doing’.
‘I never like to shoot myself in the foot to seem that confident that I may come across as arrogant, but I’m rooting for it a great deal because it was amazing. What we shot and what we left on the screen there were pretty amazing things and I hope, and I have a feeling, that James is going to capture it very beautifully. I’m happy to have worked with someone like James because not every day do you meet somebody that is absolutely who they are and you cannot compare them to anybody else. There’s only ever going to be one James Gunn and I like that’.
The end result of the film may end up as an alternative superhero project that’s very different from what viewers expect from the sub-genre and I couldn’t be more excited to see it. Check back with us for more updates on GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY.