Avengers: Endgame wrapped up a lot of heroes’ stories in very definite ways, chief among them being Iron Man, Captain America and Black Widow. One character’s future it left in question, however, was Gamora’s. Surprisingly, the fiercest woman in the galaxy stayed dead after her murder on Vormir in Avengers: Infinity War, though an alternate version of Thanos’ daughter from the changed 2014 timeline did participate in the big final battle against the Mad Titan.
We didn’t see what happened to this alt-Gamora at the end, though, so her final fate’s unknown. But director Joe Russo has now given us a big clue that she’ll return in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. While speaking with ComicBook.com at a special Q&A event, the filmmaker reminded us that, when we left the Guardians, Star-Lord was searching for Gamora on the ship’s computer.
“Quill’s searching for her at the end of the movie, is she alive, is she dead, we have no idea. Even if she is alive, it’s not the same Gamora. The way timelines work is you’ve gotten a different character. This is not the same person, she doesn’t have the same emotional memories, she doesn’t have the same relationship to him…as far as, they look like the same person but they don’t have the same experiences and the same emotional memories, it’s not the same person. No matter what, this would be a journey for him.”
Russo seems to be teasing another tough emotional arc for Peter Quill to come in James Gunn’s threequel. So far, he’s had to get over his mother’s death, face and defeat his twisted Celestial father and, next time, it seems Star-Lord will have to deal with losing the woman he loved and, most likely, attempting to woo this alt-Gamora instead. Will she be won over by his pelvic sorcery twice, though? Who knows.
Gamora has previously been the heart of the Guardians, arguably the one with the strongest moral center, so it should be interesting to see this younger, courser version take her place in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, which will be just one of the many MCU movies in the next few years that’ll be massively changed by the events of Avengers: Endgame.