It seems James Gunn may be reuniting with yet another Guardians of the Galaxy star! Zoe Saldaña recently revealed she wants to play a superhero in the upcoming DC Universe reboot.
Zoe Saldaña has stood at the top of nerd culture for years, playing a lead role in the Guardians of the Galaxy films as well as the Avatar franchise. Many assumed that Gamora’s final moments in the MCU would be the end of her time in the world of superheroes. Yet it seems Saldaña is more than willing to strap on the spandex again, revealing her desire to join James Gunn’s new DC Universe.
“Yes, I do, I do. I love the superhero universe of any sort,” Saldaña told Comicbook.com. “I have sons that are obsessed with comic books right now, and superheroes, so for me to be a part of projects that they will get to watch for the next 10, 15 years of their whole lives, it’s a dream for me.”
“If it never gets to happen, or if it happens with other filmmakers, and not James Gunn, or if it happens again with James Gunn, I would be so grateful.”
Zoe Saldaña is far from the only Guardians of the Galaxy star who wants to follow James Gunn out of the MCU. Dave Bautisa, Chris Pratt, and Pom Klementieff have all expressed interest in joining the DC Universe in some form. Here’s to hoping Gunn reunites the internet’s favorite group of misfits in his upcoming reboot!
The future of the DC Universe
James Gunn and Peter Safran told journalists that their vision for the DC Universe includes locked scripts, wiggle room, and a unified storyline across film, television, animation, and video game projects. The two explained that the DC Universe could bring back elements from previous DC regimes, meaning that their eight-to-year plan is not a full reboot.
Shazam! Fury of the Gods, The Flash, Blue Beetle, and Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom have all been released following the announcement of the new DC Universe, all four projects struggling at the box office. Will the characters from those movies make appearances in the new DCU? Only Gunn and Safran know.
Stay tuned for the latest news regarding the future of the DC Universe after Aquaman and The Lost Kingdom!