Zoe Saldana, already a veteran of the "Star Trek" series, will trade her blue "Avatar" skin for green, as she's in negotiations for the role of Gamora. She'll join a pretty wacky cast so far that includes Chris Pratt as Star-Lord and WWE dude Dave Bautista as Drax. Anyway, for those of you not quite up on your nerd lessons, Gamora is the adopted daughter of the villain Thanos, and also a love interest of fellow Galaxy member Adam Warlock. She's got superhuman strength, speed, and rapid healing ability, and basically can roll with the best of them.
We're still not exactly sold on a movie with a tree-man but Marvel seems to think they can sell this premise and cast, so more power to them we suppose. The James Gunn directed movie will arrive on August 1, 2014. [THR]