Zoe Saldana is a highly skilled and celebrated actress, renowned for her portrayals in major film franchises such as Avatar and Guardians of the Galaxy. She has garnered critical acclaim for her versatile performances, particularly in bringing strong and multifaceted characters to life on the silver screen.
As Zoe Saldana approaches her exit from the MCU following Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, the actress who portrays Gamora shared her unfiltered insights about her journey within the franchise. Prior to her eagerly awaited return in Guardians 3, Saldana was refreshingly candid with her fans, revealing that this upcoming film would mark her final chapter in the MCU.
Zoe Saldana Will Miss Her Marvel Character
In the Marvel Studios Assembled episode dedicated to Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, Zoe Saldana, who embodies the character of Gamora, shared her unreserved reflections on her journey within the MCU. She described her portrayal of Gamora as a lasting legacy, underscoring the profound influence it has had on her own children.
Expressing gratitude with words like “lucky” and “proud,” Zoe Saldana conveyed the immense satisfaction of having a multitude of supporters throughout her Marvel journey. In a heartfelt video captured on her last day filming Guardians 3, she extended her appreciation to director James Gunn for his unwavering belief in her. While bidding farewell to the role, she humorously admitted she wouldn’t miss the extensive four-hour makeup routine.
Saldana said (via The Direct):
“Every time I feel like I’m about to fall out of my sorts, I look around and I see people that I’ve up so much to be here because they have a true passion, a genuine, sincere love for what we do, and that always reminds me that we are very blessed and very lucky and very fortunate to be here. And I want to thank you because you have been a wonderful person. You believed in me before I even believed in myself. So thank you for sticking by me, and… I’m gonna miss Gamora, but I’m not gonna miss the four-hour makeup.”
She mentioned that initially, she had committed to just “one” movie before Guardians of the Galaxy, but over the course of a decade, she got the opportunity to be a part of the role, allowing her to depart with a sense of fulfillment from the journey.
Can Gamora Make a Comeback In The MCU?
Given Saldana’s previous acknowledgment of occasionally feeling “stuck doing… franchises” like the MCU and the Avatar series, witnessing her conclude her journey with the Guardians franchise doesn’t come as a major surprise.
Additionally, she openly expressed experiencing a wave of powerful emotions and a strong sense of nostalgia during the filming of this final movie, which offered her a profound sense of closure after her decade-long odyssey as Gamora.
During the same special, Gunn confessed that Zoe Saldana had always been his dream pick to portray Gamora, intensifying the emotional impact of her decision to retire just as the franchise takes a pause for now.
As fans already speculate about the potential return of other Guardians characters in the future, there’s a heightened curiosity about whether Saldana will be replaced and when and where we might encounter Gamora once more.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 is available for streaming on Disney+.
Source: The Direct