Guardians Of The Galaxy has “a kooky director and cojones”

Star Trek’s Zoe Saldana on how Guardians Of The Galaxy isn’t your average Marvel movie

Gamora on the cover of Nova issue 3 (2012) by artist Ed Mcguinness
Gamora on the cover of Nova issue 3 (2012) by artist Ed Mcguinness

Speaking to MTV, Star Trek Into Darkness star and green-hued intergalactic assassin Gamora in James Gunn’s Guardians Of The Galaxy Zoe Saldana couldn’t sell the film hard enough, insisting that the Marvel Phase 2 movie blows apart superhero movie cliche.

“I mean, I love sometimes the consistency of what the classics have left behind, but I need innovation,” said Saldana, “and you can only have so much of ‘I’ll save you!’ after a while it’s like ‘Oh God, does he go to the bathroom? Is he hungry? Does he cry? Does he feel?’ Not only do we cover that, we’re making heroes out of thieves and they’re Robin Hoods and I love that because I’m an underdog.

 

“I always like the longer route, the hardest route,” the star continued, “because that’s the only one that’s going to teach you great lessons in life… these characters are absolutely amazing, and they have a full blown redemption.

The full Guardians Of The Galaxy cast at San Diego Comic Con
The full Guardians Of The Galaxy cast at San Diego Comic Con

 

“So to be able to sink your teeth into such meaty characters and to be a part of such a story that is very unique and obviously has everything that I love: it has space, it has a kooky director, it literally has just cojones. It has amazing actors that you would have never thought to put them all together and somehow we’re all here, giving 150% and loving the story that we’re doing.”

Speaking more broadly about the film, Saldana added:

“It’s gonna be very [good] – I hope, I never like to shoot myself in the foot to seem that confident that I may come across as arrogant, but I’m rooting for it, a great deal because it was amazing. What we shot and we left on the screen there were pretty amazing things and I have a feeling that James is going to capture them very beautifully.

“I’m happy to have worked with someone like James, because not everyday do you meet somebody that is absolutely who they are and you cannot compare them to anybody else. There’s only going to be one James Gunn and I like that.”

Guardians Of The Galaxy is due in cinemas 1 August 2014. Pick up James Gunn’s Super on DVD for £4.49 or Blu-ray for £6.99 from Amazon.co.uk.