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    Why Did Amanda Seyfried Reject ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’?

    Despite the discourse about Marvel and DC movies being generic and out of ideas, many actors still seek these roles. Like Amanda Seyfried, those who have passed on them still regret the decision. She’s openly talked about turning down the chance to play Gamora in ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’ franchise.

    She lost her chance to be in space because she wasn’t sure about the potential of the ‘Guardians’ storyline. Marvel didn’t have many expectations, either. But thanks to James Gunn’s sense of storytelling, ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’ became a cornerstone of the MCU. With the unanimous praise the final film in the trilogy is receiving, it’s easy to understand why the Oscar-nominated actress laments her decision.

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    Amanda Seyfried On Passing ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’ Franchise

    The 'Mean Girls' actress walked away from 'Guardians Of The Galaxy' franchise
    The ‘Mean Girls’ actress walked away from ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’ franchise

    Amanda Seyfried has openly discussed why she wouldn’t be in a Marvel movie. As a viewer, it’s not something she sees herself enjoying on a big screen. Besides, it’s easy to see how the hours of being painted in green slime didn’t sell her on the idea. But she later told the media about being worried about starring in a rare misfire from Marvel and how it would impact her longevity in Hollywood.

    Amanda Seyfried told The Hollywood Reporter, “I didn’t want to be part of the first Marvel movie that bombed. Who wants to see a movie about a talking tree and a raccoon?’ Which is clearly — I was very wrong. The script was great, it was all based in not wanting to be ‘that guy.’Because if you are the star of a giant movie like that, and it bombs, Hollywood does not forgive you. I’ve seen that happen to people and it was a giant, giant fear and I thought, is it worth it?”

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    The Success Of ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’ Franchise

    James Gunn's 'Guardians Of The Galaxy Volume 3' is the perfect closure to the trilogy
    James Gunn’s ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy Volume 3’ is the perfect closure to the trilogy

    James Gunn cast Zoe Saldana as Gamora after Amanda Seyfried passed. Written and directed by James Gunn, ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’ made $773.3 million at the box office, with the sequel making $869 million worldwide. After being fired, James Gunn was brought back to make the final movie in the trilogy.

    ‘The Guardians Of The Galaxy Volume 3’ is heralded by critics and the audience as the best Marvel movie. James Gunn is receiving praise for his passionate storytelling and ability to execute excellent writing with incredible set pieces. While many believe this is the trilogy’s conclusion, the post-credits suggest the franchise will be back.

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    Shaurya Thakur
    Shaurya Thakur
    Shaurya Thakur is a Content Writer at First Curiosity, who, in his personal time, is writing the greatest "overcoming post-academic slump existential crises" story. His current obsessions are John Cassavetes and Jack Kerouac; musically, he belongs to Arctic Monkeys and Franz Ferdinand.

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