Zoe Saldana in Talks to Play Guardians of the Galaxy’s Gamora

Zoe Saldana in Star Trek Into Darkness (2013) Movie Image

Zoe Saldana just can’t seem to stay away from outer space. After surviving Pandora in James Cameron’s “Avatar” and currently manning Uhura’s communications deck in J.J. Abrams’ “Star Trek” movies, the actress is currently in negotiations to join the wacky space-based cast of Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy”.

Gamora Comic BookSaldana, who is known for her kick-ass onscreen characters in the two aforementioned films (as well as “The Losers” and “Colombiana”), will play another kick-ass character in “Guardiasn” — that of Gamora, the green-skinned and supposedly “deadliest woman in the universe” (left).

If the deal goes through and she does indeed signs on, Saldana will be joining the previously cast Chris Pratt, who will be playing Star-Lord, the Guardians’ human leader, and former wrestler Dave Bautista, who will be playing the equally green-skinned Drax the Destroyer. Still uncast are Rocket Raccoon, a talking raccoon and Groot, a tree, er, thing.

Like I said, wacky space stuff, man. It also means Saldana will be slapping on the green paint. I don’t think she actually had to put on blue paint for “Avatar”, most of that movie being mo-capped and all. She probably won’t be able to get away from that here, though.

There are no concrete plot details for the film, but given the ending of “The Avengers” and the involvement of both Gamora and Drax, it would seem to indicate that a certain Mad Titan will figure prominently into the film’s storyline.

What we do know is that James Gunn will direct the space-based comic book movie, which is currently scheduled for August 1, 2014 as part of Marvel’s Phase 2 slate of films.

And in case you missed it, here are some recent concept artwork for the movie that were recently released by Marvel Studios:

Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) Concept Artwork

Rocket Raccoon in Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) Concept Artwork

Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) Movie Concept Artwork

Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) Movie Concept Artwork

Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) Movie Concept Artwork

Via : THR