Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn reveals that he initially wanted to get rid of Gamora’s distinctive green skin due to editing difficulties.

Gamora’s green skin makes her one of the MCU’s most recognizable superheroes, but the fierce intergalactic assassin almost had blue skin in the movies. Guardians of the Galaxy introduced Gamora as the adoptive daughter of Thanos, who raised her to be a living weapon after wiping out half of their planet. When he learns of Thanos’s ultimate plan of destruction, he escapes his control and joins the Guardians.

In the comics, Gamora is depicted as a green-skinned alien from the planet Zen-Whoberis. Actress Zoe Saldana, who plays the tough superhero in the movies, sports the distinctive skin color and absolutely nails the look. The actress is ready to spend hours in the makeup and wardrobe department again as Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 it will go into production soon. While the long-awaited movie won’t be released until 2023, director James Gunn has been providing updates and behind-the-scenes trivia to get fans of the franchise excited.

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In a Twitter thread, the Guardians The director revealed that he almost turned Gamora blue for the movies, deviating from the character’s appearance in the comics. According to Gunn, his initial decision was due to the fact that green is the hardest color to work with when making a movie that involves a lot of CGI. Gunn’s tweet was a response to a fan’s question about how difficult it was to get Gamora’s skin tone in regards to color and texture. “A total pain” Gunn said and joked that while blue gave him Avatar vibrations, almost got carried away. Check out his tweet below:

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Meanwhile, Drax the Destroyer, who is also green in the comics, has gray skin in the movies. In the same Twitter thread, Gunn stated that there were too many green characters in the MCU, so he decided to change Drax’s appearance. The director’s call turned out to be a great decision, because Dave Bautista seemed fearsome as the muscular Guardian.

As for Gamora, it’s hard to imagine the killer-turned-superhero having a different skin color. It really must have been an editing nightmare to make her look pop with all the Chroma-key effects, for which the production team should be given credit. All their efforts paid off, because by retaining Gamora’s unmistakable green skin tone, Marvel and Gunn certainly avoided backlash and hilarious Avatar memes. After all, Saldana also played the main female character in the 2009 James Cameron movie, and the similarity would be just too uncanny. Gunn should prepare for another round of tortuous editing sessions as Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 begins filming later this year.

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