James Gunn almost killed Gamora in ‘Guardians Vol. 2’: ‘I Kind Of Got Talked Out Of It’

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One the more complicated aspects of “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3” is that the Gamora (Zoe Saldana) seen in the film is not the Gamora from the first two films of the trilogy; That version died in 2018's “Avengers: War” and James Gunn's latestSaldana plays a time-displaced version of the character from before the of the first film.

But it might not have happened if Gunn had stuck with his original plan for a second film in the “Guardians” franchise, which would have seen Gamora sacrifice herself to save the team. Gunn reveals the plan comic book dot com In a recent interview, he was inspired by Saldana's openness to say that he didn't want to play the character for a long time.

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“Gamora almost died in ‘Vol. 2,'” Gunn said. “I knew from the beginning that Zoe only wanted to play the character for so many years, and she's been very honest that she has [after this], And so I was going to let him die. I thought she was the one who was going to sacrifice herself.

Ultimately, Gunn changed his mind after talking to his bosses Kevin Feige and Luis D'Esposito, who urged him to leave Gamora in the film. Instead, Michael Rooker's Yondu made the ultimate sacrifice, and although Gunn was hesitant because Rooker is his close friend, he felt it worked better for the film's story and themes.

“I was talked to by Kevin and Louis about it and then it just didn't work out. It didn't feel right,” Gunn said. “It felt more right to go where we go in that movie. what was right for the story.

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Gamora died in the very next film, and Gunn said that “Infinity War” directors Joe and Anthony Russo reached out to him for permission before pulling the plug.

“They called me and said, ‘We're thinking about this, does this work? Can you work with this?'” Gunn said. “And I went, ‘Got it, yeah.' I really can.'”

“Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3” by Gunn marvel's last movie, now that the director has moved to DC Studios as the CEO and director of “Superman: Legacy”. “Guardians Vol. 3” – starring Saldana, Chris Pratt, Dave Bautista, Karen Gillan, Pom Klementieff, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper and Sean Gunn – debuted on May 5 and grossed $114 million domestically in its first weekend.

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