Zoe Saldaña Reveals Avengers Stars Complained About Controversial All-Female Scene

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I think we can all agree that Avengers: Endgame is one brilliantly crafted film but not everything about the 2019 Marvel blockbuster clicked with audiences. Take for instance the controversial sequence featuring some of the billion-dollar franchise's female heroes — from Captain Marvel to Scarlet Witch showing solidarity against Thanos' army. The moment, dubbed by fans as the "A-Force scene" gained mixed reactions from viewers with many convinced that it felt a little too forced.

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Since then, a lot has been said about the sequence, and opinions about it still vary. Now, Guardians of the Galaxy star Zoe Saldaña is opening up about the controversy-stirring scene and what it was like filming it. Speaking with Entertainment Weekly, the Gamora actress admitted that she had one issue with the scene but it's not what you think.

Turns out, Zoe and her castmates complained about several things, including their costumes, makeup, and how cold the set was. She recalls: "Obviously, we knew it was going to be special, and we were feeling ourselves every time the Russos would say, ’Action!’ But what I can remember — and these are the nuggets of life that make me feel so human and keep me grounded — is that we were just complaining about how uncomfortable our costumes were, our makeup, our wigs, how cold the set was, how much we didn’t want to be there, how much we wanted to be there. So we were just being girls, you know? Going together and acting tough [through that] was also very special."

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As it stands, we still don't know if an A-Force project will ever happen but considering things are ever expanding in the MCU, you can never say never.

Meanwhile, Zoe Saldaña is expected to reprise her role as Gamora in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, hitting cinemas on May 5, 2023.