Actress and model Zoe Saldaña has officially announced her retirement from Marvel after almost 9 years of debuting in different films of this franchise.
In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Saldaña reported this Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.3 will be the last film in which the actress will participate in Marvel. However, she has expressed that although it’s the end of it for her, she doesn’t believe it’s the end of the Guardians.
On the last day of filming on set, the actress gave a speech thanking all members of the production.
I feel grateful and like the luckiest girl in this town knowing that I have been invited to participate in films with special directors in a special cast. And they resonated with people so much that we had the opportunity to come back and come back at another time. If anything, I’ve reaped all the benefits, gained some friends. I still have mentors that I turn to and lean on.
He also thanked James Gunn for his patience, guidance, and friendship.
In the interview, he said that Gunn only planned to have Gamora, played by Zoe Saldaña, appear in one of the films. And he was going to kill her in the second. Finally, the character died in Avengers: Infinity War, but a version of him from the past returns, albeit without connection to the rest of the superheroes, and in particular Peter Quill (Chris Pratt).
Likewise, Saldaña has openly expressed his interest in Gamora remains and continues to appear in the Marvel Cinematic Universe but is portrayed by someone else.
The only thing I don’t want is for Gamora to disappear. She has had a very big impact with the fans, especially the women and especially the young women. I wish Marvel would find a way for the next generation of actors to be able to play these characters.
While Zoe was happy and grateful throughout the production, she hinted at her dissatisfaction with the long sessions required for Gamora’s makeup.
I couldn’t say no to anything, but green makeup? I wouldn’t mind if it didn’t happen again. I miss Gamora, however I don’t miss starting the five hour makeup sessions that started at 3:30 in the morning. And then the trips to the dermatologist.