- Zoe Saldaña expresses willingness to join DC Universe, sparking interest among fans.
- James Gunn responds enthusiastically to potentially collaborating with Saldaña in DC role.
- Saldaña’s desire to work with Gunn and be part of projects her sons can enjoy fuels her enthusiasm for superhero narratives.
Zoe Saldaña hints at a potential leap to the DC Universe. This development comes particularly following a recent interview where Saldaña expressed her willingness to join the DC franchise, especially if the opportunity were presented by James Gunn.
James Gunn, a filmmaker known for his unique vision and successful tenure with Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, recently responded to Saldaña’s statements. During an interaction on Threads (via @DCU_Updates), Gunn expressed his enthusiasm about potentially collaborating with Saldaña again, highlighting the strong rapport he shares with his “Guardians” cast. While nothing is set in stone, Gunn’s openness to casting Saldaña in a DC role has certainly sparked interest among fans.
Gunn, who now plays a pivotal role in shaping the DC Universe, has been actively engaging with the fan community, addressing various rumors and queries about upcoming projects. His involvement in the eagerly anticipated Superman: Legacy and other films in the DCU slate has kept the rumor mill buzzing. Gunn’s approachable and responsive demeanor has been a refreshing change, creating a sense of anticipation and excitement for what lies ahead in the DC Universe.
In a recent conversation with ComicBook, Zoe Saldaña discussed her current project, Special Ops: Lioness, a series streaming on Paramount+. The interview naturally veered towards the topic of the DC Universe. Saldaña, without specifying a particular role, mentioned her openness to working under Gunn’s direction. She humorously hinted at a preference for roles without the need for green body paint, a nod to her character Gamora in the Marvel Universe. Saldaña revealed:
“Yes, I do, I do. I love the superhero universe of any sort,” Saldana told us. “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.”
Saldaña’s enthusiasm for superhero narratives is fueled by her desire to be a part of projects her sons can enjoy. She expressed gratitude for the opportunity to potentially work with different filmmakers in the superhero genre, including a reunion with Gunn. Saldaña said:
“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.”
Meanwhile, Saldaña continues to captivate audiences with her lead role in Special Ops: Lioness on Paramount+. Saldaña stars as Joe in the series, which is influenced by a real U.S. Military program, where she adeptly balances her personal and professional life amidst the CIA’s fight against terrorism. Saldaña’s diverse talents and charm are highlighted in a show that features renowned actors such as Michael Kelly, Nicole Kidman, and Morgan Freeman.
Special Ops: Lioness is now available for streaming.
The potential collaboration between James Gunn and Zoe Saldaña in the DC Universe is a topic of much excitement and speculation. Their shared history and mutual respect hint at promising possibilities. The notion of Saldaña under Gunn’s directorship in the DC Universe, while still vague, brings an intriguing twist to the continuously evolving superhero film genre.