The Marvel Cinematic Universe isn’t entirely a sausage fest, what with women like Scarlett Johansson, Natalie Portman, and Gywneth Paltrow running around, but it has been awfully… pale, so far. That and the fact that, as of yet, the ladies are not exactly running the show means it’s exciting news indeed that Zoe Saldana may be joining in on the fun.
Apparently circling the role of Gamora, it will ironically enough put her in the green skin of Thanos’ stepdaughter, who has been a member of the Guardians Of The Galaxy in the last few years. Saldana dodged the green skin when she landed her Star Trek role, but now it’s full circle for her.
The character is one among the many hyper-sexualized heroines in the Marvel Universe, with her costumes often being of the most shameless variety. Naturally she was the victim of rape in a super-duper-edgy-you-guys Marvel storyline- a fact noted on her Wiki page, which lacks any details about her actual, you know, personality. As far as her powers goes it’s mostly strength and healing type stuff, along with cosmic martial arts training that allows her to go toe-to-toe with invulnerable superpeople.
My fingers are crossed that the nature of the property and Gunn’s involvement means we’ll have the most pro-active and exciting Marvel screen heroine yet in Saldana’s Gamora.
Source | THR