Get A Closer Look At Guardians Of The Galaxy's Deadly Assassin, Gamora

The marketing for Guardians of the Galaxy has heavily featured the film's more loud-mouth characters - particularly Star-Lord (Chris Pratt) and Rocket Raccoon (Bradley Cooper) - but we mustn't forget that there are few more-introverted lead characters in the mix. Thanks to the brand new featurette you see above, now we have the opportunity to cast a spotlight on Gamora, a silent-but-deadly type played by Zoe Saldana.

For those of you not fully up on everything Guardians of the Galaxy-related, Gamora is a geen-skinned alien assassin who was raised as a daughter of the evil purple titan Thanos (Josh Brolin) and sister of fellow assassin Nebula (Karen Gillan). When we meet her, she is working with Nebula and Ronan The Accuser (Lee Pace) to help acquire an orb that Star-Lord winds up steeling. This puts Gamora on an intersecting path with the hero, but instead of killing him and taking the incredibly powerful device, she instead decides to team up with him and work towards protecting the galaxy.

As Saldana explains in the video, Gamora being with the bad guys at the beginning of the story is going to cause some serious trust issues between her and the rest of the Guardians of the Galaxy, but what this video doesn't touch upon is the hardcore relationship that Gamora will have with Nebula. Speaking with Saldana on the Guardians of the Galaxy set last year, the actress explained the bond between her and her non-biological sister in the movie and the pain that exists between the two characters. Said Saldana,

"I think that’s the biggest heartbreak for Gamora - the fact that she wasn’t able to save her sister... Gamora and Nebula have a very, very similar paths. They were abducted from their families, their parents probably killed in front of them. So we’re ronins but Gamora wants to change. She’s just different, she’s never really had it in her."I think that Nebula definitely was born with a sense of wanting to taste blood. For her, she doesn’t want to move, and that’s something that’s very frustrating for Gamora because there’s this big responsibility that she feels to Nebula. And Nebula doesn’t see it that way - doesn’t love her back with the same regard."


Nebula vs. Gamora GIF Guardians of the galaxy

Guardians of the Galaxy is now less than three weeks from release here in the United States, set to hit theaters on August 1st. We have tons of awesome content scheduled to come your way over the next few weeks, so stay tuned!

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