Guardians of the Galaxy star Zoe Saldana envisioned her character Gamora to become a Guardian in Vol. 3’s ending instead of just being a Ravager.
Zoe Saldana, who is all popular for playing the Green Assassin Gamora in the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise, saw her character’s wrap with Volume 3 released in May 2023. In the last film of GOTG, Zoe Saldana played an alternate version of Gamora after her stepfather Thanos killed her original version in 2018’s Avengers: Infinity War to obtain the Soul Stone.
Playing an alternate version of Gamora, Zoe Saldana parted ways with Peter Quill/Star-Lord and joined the Ravagers at the conclusion of the franchise’s last chapter.
As her beloved character bid goodbye, the talented actress took a moment to reflect on her final appearance as Gamora, calling it a bittersweet ending.
In a recent interview with the leading news line The Hollywood Reporter, when Zoe Saldana was asked whether she respects writer-director James Gunn’s decision not to create a forced loved story between Gamora and Peter Quill, Saldana replied.
“I did. It was a bittersweet decision, obviously. I wanted to know that in the final chapter, Gamora stays on and finds a way to become a Guardian again in the future.
“But this felt like the right way to end things for her, because of what she had been through.”
Further shedding light on her character getting ended with Vol. 3, Saldana said- “At the end of the day, any multiverse that she would’ve come from, she was still going to have the same experience with Thanos, and she was still gonna have the same guilt and the same trauma. So she finally found solace with the Ravagers, and she felt more open than she had ever been.”
And while Zoe Saldana couldn’t see a romance between her character Gamora and Peter Quill, she hopes the pair will reconnect in the future.
She added- “I think the whole thing with Peter bothered her because even though she had no recollection of who he was, she had a sense that it must have been special’’.
“And I appreciated that takeaway, because it kind of gave us the hope that if the Guardians seek help again from the Ravagers, maybe Gamora and Peter will find a way back into each other’s lives, even if it’s just as friends.”
Gamora’s Evolution to Emotional Conclusion: What Popgeek Thinks About Gamora’s Rollercoaster Journey in MCU?
Gamora is one of the most beloved characters we have ever come across in the MCU. The story of a Green Assassin girl often troubled with her past has captivated us for years.
Over the course of her appearance in Marvel movies, Popgeek has witnessed a noticeable growth in Gamora’s character. From being a rude assassin working for Thanos and becoming a Guardian to later being an Avenger, Gamora has made a significant place in the world of superheroes.
As a stepdaughter to the tyrannical Thanos, Gamora has faced various heartbreaks, making her more poignant. Zoe Saldana, who plays Gamora, once said the character became an important part of her life, and bidding goodbye to her was an emotional experience for her.
Saldana said as one strong girl, Gamora inspired her and her amazing fans to discover their strength and defy all odds that came their way. Saldana essaying Gamora in a way no other actress could have, opened the door for more strong portrayals of women in the superhero genre.
Now, when Zoe Saldana concluded her journey, she also thanked her fans for being a part of her rollercoaster ride. While she will miss the fun time with her Guardians team and with her very own character, she is excited about the possibilities lying ahead for her as Gamora.
As far as Gamora’s future pairing with Peter Quill is concerned, the decision is only up to Marvel’s creative team. Gamora and Quill’s chemistry has been the highlight of the Guardians films, and considering that Marvel Studios have not created a forced love story between both in Vol. 3, possibilities are lesser that we will see them coming together in future Marvel films as well.
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