'Guardians of the Galaxy', 'Avengers' crossover excite Zoe Saldana

Sugandha Rawal

Tokyo, April 11 (IANS) Actress Zoe Saldana says she is excited about her character from film "Guardians of the Galaxy" finding a place in "Avengers: Infinity War".

Saldana will reprise her role of a green-skinned alien named Gamora for the film, and will battle the evil alongside superheroes like Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr), Thor (Chris Hemsworth) and Captain America (Chris Evans).

In fact, she will also be joined by her squad from "Guardians of the Galaxy" in the next "Avengers" instalment. Chris Pratt will reprise the role of Peter Quill (also nicknamed Star-Lord), Dave Bautista as Drax, while Vin Diesel and Bradley Cooper will be the voices of Groot and Rocket, respectively.

"I am excited for 'Avengers'. It will be amazing to have all of these characters of Marvel Universe come together and fight a supervillain Thanos. We have shot some scenes and they are turning out to be amazing," Saldana said here.

While promoting James Gunn directorial "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" here on Tuesday, the actress spoke about "Avengers: Infinity War", saying the film retains the essence of their characters, and that is what makes it special.

Saldana added: "The thing that I am most excited about is that they are keeping the essence of what makes 'Guardians of the Galaxy' unique. We are the same -- our misfit self -- fighting with each other."

"Avengers: Infinity War" is slated to release next year in May. For now, Saldana is busy with the promotion of the second instalment of "Guardians of the Galaxy", which will hit the screens in India on May 5.

With the backdrop titled 'Awesome Mixtape #2',the second part of the 2014 film "Guardians of the Galaxy" will take further the team's adventures as they traverse different cosmos to protect their world. This time, the storyline will explore family values and also unravel many family truths and mysteries.

Talking about her character in the film, Saldana said: "I think the hardest thing that James asked me to do was in the first film to go through the four-hour process of make-up to bring this character. I had never experienced the process like this. It was very gruelling and taxing."

Saldana also said she is always scared to be part of a sequel due to the pressure to outdo the previous one.

"I was nervous as sequels are like children. They are always meant to be better than their parents... In my head, I was thinking what this guy (James Gunn) is doing, but the moment I got off the plane and read the script and started rehearsing, I found it funnier and filled with heart," said the actress, who will also be seen in "Avatar 2".

(The writer's trip is at the invitation of Disney. Sugandha Rawal can be contacted at sugandha.r@ians.in)

--IANS

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