Zoe Saldana in talks for Guardians of the Galaxy

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Zoe Saldana

Zoe Saldana

Zoe Saldana is in talks to star in Marvel's new superhero movie 'Guardians of the Galaxy' as female lead Gamora.

Zoe Saldana is reportedly in talks to star in superhero film 'Guardians of the Galaxy'.

The 34-year-old actress is set to portray green-skinned humanoid Gamora in Marvel's latest comic book blockbuster.

Gamora's back story is that she is the last of her race, the Badoon, and is trained to be an assassin by villain Thanos before eventually turning against him.

If Saldana signs up for the film, which is set in space, she will join Chris Pratt, who is playing Star-Lord, and former WWE wrestler Dave Bautista, who will portray Drax the Destroyer.

Rumours are rife the character Thanos could be the main villain in 'The Avengers 2' which could mean Saldana and the other cast members could cross over in the Marvel universe.

'Guardians of the Galaxy' will be directed by James Gunn and shooting is due to start in June.

The film is tentatively being pencilled in for a August 2014 release date.

Saldana can next be seen in 'Star Trek Into Darkness', which opens in May.

Guardians of the Galaxy

  • 4 stars
  • 2014
  • US
  • 122 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: James Gunn
  • Cast: Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Lee Pace, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Djimon Hounsou, John C. Reilly, Glenn Close, Benicio del Toro
  • UK release: 31 July 2014

When space adventurer Peter Quill (Pratt) finds himself sharing a prison cell with assassin Gamora (Saldana), genetically-modified bounty-hunting raccoon Rocket (Bradley Cooper) and other crims, they must face power-hungry evildoer Ronan (Pace). With a gag-stuffed script, lively direction and outstanding performances…

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