by Brett White
“I’m curious,” she admitted to USA Today. “That’s what I want I start to check out, too: Am I going to wear leather? Is it going to be spandex? How’s my hair going to look?”
These are all valid concerns for the actress, considering that her role as Gamora will prove to be an incredibly physical one. Gamora is known as the deadliest woman in the galaxy, and Saldana has expressed interest in doing pretty much every stunt that she physically can do. But for the majority of time that Gamora’s existed in the comics, she’s worn outfits that don’t really adhere to the laws of physics. Gamora’s going to need a costume overhaul similar to the one seen in the new “Guardians” comics (see above right) if she’s going to work on the big screen.
This marks Saldana’s third foray into a sci-fi franchise, following her role in “Avatar” and two outings as Uhura in J.J. Abrams’ “Star Trek” films.
“I do have an affinity for people, writers, directors and storytellers who are that creative and have an infinite imagination to imagine the unimaginable and boldly go where no one has gone before,” says Saldana, explaining her attraction to science fiction properties. “I know it sounds cheesy to use that line as a reference but it’s true — it takes a lot of talent and courage and freedom to conceive something that you have never seen, or take inspiration from everything around your life and build something that you’ve never actually physically seen with your eyes.”
USA Today also offhandedly confirms Lee Pace as part of the cast, which was previously just a rumor. Those rumors mentioned that Pace was up for the part of the film’s main villain, meaning he could be playing the bad guy mentioned in this spoilery rumor.
“Guardians of the Galaxy” hits theaters on August 1st, 2014.
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