Zoe Saldaña has stated that the upcoming installment in the Guardians of the Galaxy series may be her final appearance as Gamora. Still, she is unsure whether that would be the last time we see the character.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 is set to be the final installment in the current Marvel franchise, bringing to a close a 10-year run for Zoe Saldaña as the extraterrestrial assassin Gamora.
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She now claims that the timing couldn’t be better and that she’s ready to call it quits after all of that.
“I think the time has come for me to step down and for the next generation to come forward,” the Avatar: The Way of Water star said.
“The one thing I would not want is for Gamora to go away.
“She’s been such an impactful character for fans, and especially female fans, and young female fans.
“I would love for Marvel to figure out a way to find that next generation of actors that can incarnate these characters, and give them this immortality that fans generationally keep coming back to.”
She continued: “But me, per se? I mean, I signed up for one, and I got 10 years.
“Lucky me, man. I have no complaints.
“And I’m moving on with so much grace and gratitude in my heart.”
The next Guardians of the Galaxy film will be released in theatres on May 5, and it will be the fifth time that Zoe Saldaña and her squad will have worn prosthetics to compensate for their individual roles.
Despite saying she felt stuck in the franchise roles she’s been getting, the 44-year-old will leave feeling good about her experience.
“I can never say no to anything, but that green makeup? I wouldn’t be upset if it didn’t happen again,” she explained.
“I miss Gamora, but I don’t miss 3:30 a.m. calls and five-hour makeup sessions and trips to the dermatologist afterwards.”
Zoe Saldaña isn’t the only GOTG mainstay who will be leaving after the next film; Dave Bautista, who plays Drax, has also stated that this will be his final appearance.
He told Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show in February, “We all had those amazing character arcs and such a storybook conclusion,
“I constantly relate it to the way I ended my wrestling career.
“I ended it on a storybook note.
“And I would never go back and tarnish that.
“And it’s the same with this.”
So, enjoy it one final time before the next Guardians of the Galaxy film arrive in May.