This post contains major spoilers for Avengers: Infinity War, so proceed at your own discretion.
Zoe Saldana, aka Gamora, recently sat down with the LA Times to discuss her role in Infinity War. I had no idea that Gamora was going to die. I thought she was going to be safe. That scene was a little nuts, but helped flesh out Thanos as well as helping the audience sympathize with him. Also, did anyone else feel like her death was a bit more permanent than the deaths at the end? It is possible they will bring her back, but it felt like it might just stick. All of that being said, the interview gives us a bit of insight as to when Saldana knew she was getting killed off and that the only person she told was her husband.
How did you first find out about Gamora's fate? When did you read that script?
"I learned very early on. The producers called me and they told me. And of course there's a shock to your system. I'm so grateful, this run has been amazing, but you're so not even ready for that. But then once some of the things were discussed, I understood that it just makes sense. In order for you to understand the degree of evil that lies within the core of Thanos, you have to circle in on his own children. So I completely understood. I loved being a part of this unforgettable journey."
Who else knew, and who did you talk to about it?
"I think my husband and that's it [Laughs]. In the cast, they all knew. We all read both scripts. And even though we know that there are changes being made constantly, there were [some] solid, solid events that had everything to do with plot."
When asked if Gamora would make an appearance in Avengers 4, she said:
"I don't know. [Laughs] For the sake of the devoted fans out there — we don't want to rob them of an amazing experience. It's all for them that we do what we do and we also protect what we do."
There are more great tidbits in the interview including the fact that Saldana really enjoyed watching everyone else's stories in Infinity War during the premiere.
What did you think about how Gamora's story arc played out in the film? Do you think she will stay dead or do you think she'll come back? One thing we do know is that her soul is in the Soul Stone.
Avengers: Infinity War is out now!