Zoe Saldana Cast in Guardians of the Galaxy

Posted April 4th, 2013 at 6:00 pm


The latest casting news for Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy involves that of another member of the superhero team. Zoe Saldana (Star Trek, Avatar) will take on the role of Gamora – pictured far right in the concept image above – the adopted daughter of the Thanos (set to be “big bad” for The Avengers 2) who turned on him to join the Guardians.

Earlier in February Chris Pratt was tabbed to play the leader Star-Lord followed by Dave Bautista signing on for Drax The Destroyer in March.

Directed by James Gunn Guardians of the Galaxy is slated to release on August 1, 2014. It follows Iron Man 3 (May 3, 2013), Thor: The Dark World (November 8, 2013), and Captain America: The Winter Soldier (April 4, 2014) making it the last of the individual properties before leading in to The Avengers 2 (May 1, 2015).