Zoe Saldana might just add to her geek cred by adding Gamora from GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY to her nerd icon roles as Lt. Uhura in the Star Trek reboot and Neytiri in AVATAR.
If she gets the role, it would not be her first comic book performance. She played Aisha in THE LOSERS, a role which required her to fearlessly do somersaults clad only in white panties, a useful skill should Gamora’s ultra-skimpy costume be adapted for the film. Saldana is known for being physical in her roles, so she’d be perfect as the tough assassin Gamora. Plus, they both look good in green.
GUARDIANS has previously cast Chris Pratt as Starlord, and former wrestler Dave Bautista as Drax the Destroyer.
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