Zoë Saldaña’s next role will have you seeing green and red…
The 33-year-old half-Dominican/half-Puerto Rican American actress is starring in Marvel’s new superhero film Guardians of the Galaxy, which saw the release of the first official photo from the film.
In the image, Saldaña’s red-hair and green-skinned character Gamora is featured in a line up alongside Drax the Destroyer (Dave Bautista), leader Star-Lord a.k.a. Peter Quill (Chris Pratt), Rocket Raccoon and Groot, voiced by Bradley Cooper and Vin Diesel respectively.
Gamora’s powers include superhuman strength and agility and an accelerated healing factor.
An action-packed, epic space adventure, Guardians of the Galaxy expands the Marvel Cinematic Universe into the cosmos, where brash adventurer Peter Quill finds himself the object of an unrelenting bounty hunt after stealing a mysterious orb coveted by Ronan, a powerful villain with ambitions that threaten the entire universe.
To evade the ever-persistent Ronan, Quill is forced into an uneasy truce with a quartet of disparate misfits – Rocket, a gun-toting raccoon, Groot, a tree-like humanoid, the deadly and enigmatic Gamora and the revenge-driven Drax the Destroyer.
But when Peter discovers the true power of the orb and the menace it poses to the cosmos, he must do his best to rally his ragtag rivals for a last, desperate stand – with the galaxy’s fate in the balance.
Directed by James Gunn, the tentpole project will hit US theaters on August 1, 2014.
Along with the main cast, the film also stars Lee Pace, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Djimon Hounsou, Benicio del Toro, John C. Reilly and Glenn Close.