Zoe Saldaña doesn’t think Marvel is done with the Guardians of the Galaxy

As the curtain closed on the Guardians of the Galaxy movies and James Gunn reports to his new post, Saldaña would think it’s a “huge loss” for Marvel if they didn’t bring back the characters.

Last Updated on April 5, 2024

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Marvel may be going through a rough patch lately, but the big film brand still had a few successes in the last year. One of those was the completion of James Gunn‘s trilogy of Space A-holes, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. The Guardians were a big part of the MCU’s second phase. It was considered a big risk for the company since they were not a popular name and deemed too unconventional when compared to the other superhero films. Nevertheless, the first movie raised $773.3 million at the box office and made stars of Chris Pratt, Dave Bautista and James Gunn. Fast forward to phase five, Gunn has the Guardians go their separate ways, then proceeds to take his new position as the co-chief of the DCU.

As sad as it was to see the group end their run in Vol. 3 (albeit with no casualties but still sad), Zoe Saldaña, who plays Gamora, doesn’t think the MCU is finished with the Guardians. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Saldaña said while on an episode of The Playlist, “I would think it would be a huge loss for Marvel if they didn’t find a way to bring back the Guardians of the Galaxy. It’s just such a fan-favorite group of misfits, you know? And then at the helm, they had a voice like James Gunn’s writing — which is just so marvelous for and very specific for this genre.”

There are currently no announced plans for any Guardians of the Galaxy follow-up. However, fans may note that at the end of Vol. 3, a variation of a Marvel traditional end title read, “The legendary Star-Lord will return.” While Saldaña thinks that the Guardians aren’t finished at the MCU, she also doesn’t see herself returning as Gamora anytime soon. The Avatar star stated, “I mean, so far, I think that [Gamora is done] for me, but I don’t think Gamora has gone for good.” Vol. 3 ended with a new team of Guardians that was led by Rocket Raccoon, played by the Academy Award-nominated Bradley Cooper. That team also featured his longtime companion, Groot, as well as Kraglin (Sean Gunn), Cosmo (Maria Bakalova) and Adam Warlock (Will Poulter). Saldaña concluded by saying, “I would be the first one in the first row to sort of celebrate when the Guardians of the Galaxy come back.”

Source: THR, The Playlist

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