Though the first “Guardians of the Galaxy” film touched on the relationship between Thanos and his “adopted” daughters Gamora (Zoe Saldana) and Nebula (Karen Gillan), actress Zoe Saldana hopes to see the subject matter explored further in the forthcoming “Avengers: Infinity War.”
ScreenRant asked Saldana about Gamora’s future in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and what the star would like to see from her character going forward. While Saldana is unsure of just where else writer and director James Gunn can possibly take Gamora in “Vol. 3,” she does have one hope for “Avengers: Infinity War.” “In ‘Infinity War,’ if Thanos is the enemy of the universe right now, and he’s the threat, it would make sense for us to explore his evilness by what he’s done to his offspring, his kids. So, you know, I hope we get to explore that because he’s very bad,” she shared.
As to the Guardians themselves and Gamora’s place within the team, Saldana said, “Everybody else seems so like, immature and green, and kind of lost, but in the most found way possible. Gamora kind of found her calling, so I don’t know what James Gunn may add to her. I certainly think she probably has a lot more layers we need to discover about her.”
Although the first film gave us a look at the strained relationship between the sisters, who lived under the thumb of Thanos, it did little to truly explore the impact he had on their lives. With Thanos set to take center stage in “Infinity War,” adding more depth to the villain — who has had such little screen time thus far — makes sense.
Written and directed by James Gunn, “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” stars Chris Pratt as Star-Lord, Zoe Saldana as Gamora, Dave Bautista as Drax the Destroyer, Vin Diesel as Baby Groot, Bradley Cooper as Rocket Raccoon, Michael Rooker as Yondu Udonta, Karen Gillan as Nebula, Pom Klementieff as Mantis, Elizabeth Debicki as Ayesha, Chris Sullivan as Taserface, Sean Gunn as Kraglin, Glenn Close as Irani Rael and Kurt Russell as Ego the Living Planet.