Karen Gillan prepares for epic fight with Guardians of the Galaxy co-star Zoe Saldana

The latest Instagram post from director James Gunn shows the two actresses about to do battle in a scene from the new Marvel flick...

Director James Gunn’s Instagram account is proving the place to go for updates on his next flick Guardians of the Galaxy. The latest post? A snap of his two female stars Karen Gillan and Zoe Saldana channelling their inner Jackie Chan as they prepare for an epic fight sequence.


“We’re very angry towards each other,” the Doctor Who star said of the scene. “There’s a huge fight sequence. I had to train for two months before I could do it. We shot the thing for four days!”  

Check out @zoesaldana & @karengillan2 prepping for our extended fight sequence this week.

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Gillan’s trademark red hair can be seen growing back after she shaved off her locks last year to play villainous space pirate Nebula, described by Gunn as an “interplanetary Clint Eastwood”.

Saldana portrays green-skinned Gamora in the upcoming Marvel film following a band of misfit space avengers and also starring Chris Pratt, Benicio Del Toro and Bradley Cooper.

Intrigued? Take a look at the trailer below: 


Guardians of the Galaxy is released in UK cinemas on 1 August 2014