When comic book characters are brought to life on the big screen they almost universally get a new look. Sometimes it’s for logistical reasons, other times it’s to tone down an outfit that looks ridiculously awesome on paper, but in real life, just ridiculous. The X-Men, Avengers, Batman, and Superman; they’ve all gone through the Hollywood makeover machine. So trust me, James Gunn and Marvel‘s Guardians of the Galaxy will be no different.
While the whole team hasn’t been cast yet – Chris Pratt is Star-Lord, Dave Bautista is Drax the Dextroyer, and Zoe Saldana is Gamora, we’re still waiting to hear about Rocket Racoon and Groot – Saldana is already antsy to know what her character will look like. They’ve decided to realize the alien assassin, Gamora, green-skin and all, through practical effects with very, very little CGI. Meaning Saldana’s going green, literally, for the role. But what of her outfit? Her hair? These are things a woman likes to know ahead of time.
I’m curious. That’s what I want I start to check out, too: Am I going to wear leather? Is it going to be spandex? How’s my hair going to look?
Us too. Will her outfit look more like Gamora’s costume in the current Guardians comic, seen above, or more like the released concept art,
I’m hoping they model it after the current comics. It’s space age-y, with a Mass Effect feel I really dig.
In her interview with USA Today, which the above quote comes from, Saldana also spoke about her love of sci-fi roles, Guardians being her third after Avatar and Star Trek, saying,
I do have an affinity for people, writers, directors and storytellers who are that creative and have an infinite imagination to imagine the unimaginable and boldly go where no one has gone before. I know it sounds cheesy to use that line as a reference but it’s true — it takes a lot of talent and courage and freedom to conceive something that you have never seen, or take inspiration from everything around your life and build something that you’ve never actually physically seen with your eyes.
I’d be fine if Saldana worked in sci-fi for the rest of career, personally. She makes a killer addition to the genre. What do you think? And what do you think Gamora’s outfit should look like in Guardians? Or for that matter, any of the Guardians’ uniforms?
Source: USA Today via MTV Splash Page