Zoe Saldana’s Gamora, daughter of the mad villain Thanos, and the sister of Nebula was a sentiment part of the Guardians of the Galaxy. Gamora is also the love interest for Chris Pratt’s Starlord. Though her Marvel character was eventful, Saldana was able to discuss how she feels reprising her role as Gamora in the 3rd Guardians of The Galaxy film.
Gamora was sacrificed by his father, Thanos, in Avengers: Infinity War. An unexpected turn happened when in Avenger’s Endgame, her character was seemingly resurrected from another universe. The end of the film didn’t reveal if she returned dead after the reverse snap and fans think that her character is still alive and wandering the universe.
The Guardians of The Galaxy is confirmed to appear in Thor’s 4th film, Thor: Love and Thunder, and Gamora is not confirmed to be part of the crew. However, Saldana confirms in an interview that she will be reprising her role as Gamora in the 3rd franchise of the Guardians of The Galaxy film.
Speaking with Empire’s Slashfilm, Saldana opened up about her ‘nostalgic’ feelings in going back and reprising her role. Though Gamora’s is unclear, she notes that the experience going back to the set was ‘emotional’ especially dealing with the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic.
“It’s bittersweet; after all those years of complaining about that green make-up, I find myself already nostalgic about it. There’s a lot of melancholy here, but also pride that we’ve achieved something great. James Gunn has written a beautiful story, that’s making us emotional even as we shoot it. Omicron plays a doozy on us every other day, but we’re getting by and we’re happy.”
The actress also explained Gamora’s arc and how playing the character for eight years has finally given it a ‘wonderful’ conclusion.
"Oh my God, yes. She began as this warrior wanting to get out of a very toxic parental relationship, then she finds the Guardians who are dysfunctional-ish as well, but they're okay. She learns a lot and finds this bigger purpose. Then her dad comes and f***s everything up. She dies, she's brought back, but it's not her. I think Gamora's a little confused, I have to say! But James [Gunn] has weaved this wonderful story around the character and every character in this third film."
Fans will surely love Gamora to come back to her Guardians of The Galaxy family. But her fate is still uncertain as of now. Guardians of The Galaxy 3 will reportedly be released in 2023 but we can see GOTG’s squad in Thor’s Love and Thunder, which will be released this year, July 8.