James Gunn tweets about the 'Guardians of the Galaxy' love interest who didn't make it to the final cut of the movie.
Zoe Saldana gave new meaning to the phrase “going green” while shooting Guardians of the Galaxy (in theaters Friday). “I would go home and soak myself in a tub of hot water and then all this green would just come out from my insides — I have no idea, like my pores were green, the pillow was green, my dog was green, the apartment that we were renting was green,” Saldana said. “Blue was easier,” Saldana said. “I never even had to get make up done.
The actress — who nearly quit the business after a bad experience on a “Pirates of the Caribbean” movie — reveals what it’s like to go where no woman (of color, no less) has gone before as she headlines two franchises and a potential third: “My balls are pretty big.” By Benjamin Svetkey This article first appeared in the August 1 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. Zoe Saldana, the 36-year-old star of Avatar and Star Trek, whose films have reeled in more than $5 billion total box office, is poised for the ultimate Hollywood hat trick with the Aug. 1 opening of Guardians of the Galaxy, Marvel’s latest big-budget (reportedly $170 million) effort at transforming a bunch of C-list comic book characters into an Iron Man-sized phenom. Joining Saldana’s green-skinned assassin Gamora are Chris Pratt's stranded Earthling Peter Quill, a tattooed bruiser named Drax (Dave Bautista), a walking tree (voiced by Vin Diesel) and a raccoon (voiced by Bradley Cooper) with a predilection for firearms.
In advance of Marvel’s "Guardians of the Galaxy" blasting into theaters August 1, the cast stopped by the Yahoo campus on Tuesday to answer reader questions for our latest TumblrAsk.
To get you pumped for this latest installment in the Marvel-movie universe,Guardians stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista — plus director James Gunn — took Tumblr's out-of-this-world queries.
The long-planned market screening of a biopic about legendary jazz singer Nina Simone starring Zoe Saldana went ahead May 15 despite a lawsuit filed by directorCynthia Mort claiming its British production company has hijacked the film. The suit was filed May 14 in Los Angeles , just hours before U.K. sales and finance banner Metro International unspooled the film to buyers.
There’s a tired formula to ensemble action-fantasy films that hasn’t really changed since the first “Star Wars” came out in 1977 when a gun-wielding Princess Leia, along with her intergalactic comrades, took cineplexes by storm. With the lead cast announced for “Star Wars: Episode VII,” it’s becoming clear we have another token inner-circle heroine to look forward to in newcomer British actress Daisy Ridley (and maybe one more leading lady, according to The Hollywood Reporter ). Unless Carrie Fisher winds up getting loads of screen time and starts wielding a lightsaber, it looks like Ridley may be our “Star Wars” ‘it’ girl in more ways than one. [Related: Who’s Who and What’s What in the ‘Star Wars’ Casting Pic ] It’s nothing new to see the one girl among a male-heavy hero-clique.
Marvel heroes tend to be flawed. Tony Stark was a thoughtless, carousing playboy. Even golden boy Steve Rogers dabbled in performance-enhancing drugs to become the super soldier Captain America. Still, none of those guys had rap sheets like the “Guardians of the Galaxy.” A preview for Marvel Studios’s next big-screen outing was unveiled Tuesday night during “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” and the new footage emphasizes that this comic-book adaptation is very different from their earlier productions.