Zoe Saldana was a dancer and part of the Faces theater troupe when she was recruited for a talent agency. Her acting experience coupled with her years of dance training greatly helped her in getting her first big screen role as Eva Rodriguez, the talented and headstrong ballet dancer in the movie ‘Center Stage’ which released in 2000. The following year she appeared as Maggie in ‘Get Over It’ and as Cheryl in ‘Snipes’. She did ‘Crossroads’ and ‘Drumline’ in 2002. She gained wider recognition when she appeared as Anamaria in 2003’s ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl’.
In 2004, she starred as Dolores Torres in Steven Spielberg’s ‘The Terminal’. In the next few years she did a lot of films including but not limited to ‘Constellation’, ‘Guess Who’, and ‘Dirty Deeds’ in 2005, ‘Premium’ and ‘The Heart Specialist’ in 2006, ‘Blackout’ in 2007, and 2008’s ‘Vantage Point’.
Saldana’s breakthrough came in 2009 when she made her first appearance in two film series. The first character was Nyota Uhura in ‘Star Trek’, the first installment of the new Star Trek series. She next portrayed the character of Uhura in 2013’s ‘Star Trek: Into Darkness’, and ‘Star Trek: Beyond’ which released in 2016. The second character was Neytiri in ‘Avatar’, the first film of the Avatar film series. It was one of the most ambitious and expensive film projects of all time and became an instant classic. It left everyone awestruck and Saldana too was praised for her performance. There are four parts of the film currently being filmed and are expected to be released soon.
In 2010, she played Elaine in ‘Death at a Funeral’, Aisha in ‘The Losers’, and Sarah Cotton in ‘Burning Palms’. Next year, she starred as Cataleya in ‘Columbiana’. She played Lena Taylor in ‘Out of the Furnace’ which released in 2013. In 2014, she appeared as Gamora for the first time in ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’, which is part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). Saldana then played this character in 2017’s ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’ and in ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ which released in 2018.
She played Nina Simone in the biography titled ‘Nina’ which was released in 2016. Saldana then appeared as Graciela in ‘Live by Night’, which too released in 2016. She then played Mrs. Molle in 2017’s ‘I Kill Giants’. She voiced the character of Captain Celaeno in ‘My Little Pony: The Movie’ which released in 2017.
Saldana has been a constant performer giving her finest performance in every movie that she does and has been a massive success. She is part of three film series and has a lot of great movies in her filmography. At this point, the question that might be circling your mind is what is the next Zoe Saldana movie? Well, you are at the right place. Here’s the list of upcoming Zoe Saldana films scheduled to release in 2019 and 2020. We can only hope that the latest new Zoe Saldana movie could be as good as some of her recent ones.