According to the Hollywood Reporter, Zoe Saldana is in talks to play Gamora, the most dangerous woman in the universe in James Gunn’s upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy film. Saldana is no stranger to zero gravity having starred as Uhura in J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek film series. This also wouldn’t be her first turn as an alien, though Gamora’s not nearly so far removed from humanity as the catlike warrior she played in James Cameron’s Avatar. If anything, though, Gamora’s combat prowess and thirst for vengeance might be closer to Saldana’s lead role in Colombiana.
Sounds like a pretty good fit to me.
Everwood and Zero Dark Thirty alum Chris Pratt and former wrestler Dave Bautista round out the existing cast of James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy. That’s one StarLord and a Destroyer down. With Gamora, that just leaves an anthropomorphic tree with an especially limited vocabulary and a wise-cracking raccoon.