San Diego Comic-Con 2019 has brought big news for fans of the greenest girl in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Thanks to a panel discussion with Avengers: Endgame writers Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, as well as directors Joe and Anthony Russo, we finally have an answer to a huge question about the post-Endgame fate of Gamora, a fan-favorite member of the Guardians of the Galaxy.
According to Vanity Fair, Markus and McFeely revealed that Zoe Saldana's alien assassin is indeed alive and well in the aftermath of Tony Stark's momentous snap at the end of Endgame the one that completely took out Thanos' army of evildoers and creepy creatures.
Some fans were concerned that they may have permanently lost Gamora to Tony's snap, considering that, thanks to some time-travel antics, Avengers: Endgame featured a past version of Gamora who was still working with her adoptive father, Thanos.
Marvel fans don't need to be reminded of present-day Gamora's emotional death in Avengers: Infinity War, where Thanos sacrificed her to snag the Soul Stone and power his Infinity Gauntlet during his quest for universal domination. Watching her lose her life in Infinity War was difficult and thinking that past Gamora was a goner as well after the events of Endgame was even more devastating to consider.
Ever since her first appearance in Guardians of the Galaxy, Saldana's Gamora has charmed audiences thanks to her intense fighting prowess, her sharp wit and intelligence, and, of course, her romantic entanglement with Peter Quill.
However, Star-Lord's fury over his fallen love is one of the factors that led to Thanos' "Snappening" at the close of Infinity War in the first place. When Quill emotionally attacked Thanos after learning the news of Gamora's death, it gave the supervillain the opportunity to overpower the Avengers and ultimately snap away half of all life across the entire universe.
Five years after Thanos' fateful Decimation, the Avengers reunited in Endgame to attempt a "time heist" in hopes of saving all of their vanished friends and loved ones. Despite several mishaps, it ended up working out but one surprise guest returned along with everyone else who was originally dusted. When Thanos shot his army from 2014 into the MCU's present, Gamora was suddenly back in play, with a big catch. This wasn't the version of Gamora that died in Infinity War; rather, it was the 2014 Gamora who was still firmly on her dad's side.
For this reason, fans debated whether or not Gamora was spared during Tony Stark's sacrificial snap during Endgame's big battle scene. Even though it was possible that Tony's snap didn't dust her and that she was still around somewhere, Gamora didn't show up on Star-Lord's radar when he went searching for her in the final moments of Endgame.
The argument was still raging in May of 2019, when the creative team behind Avengers: Endgame simply stoked the flames by saying that Gamora's fate could go either way.
During a chat with Business Insider, the Russos said that Gamora may have been dusted, but it was also possible that she survived the snap. They then stated that fans would just have to wait until Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 arrives in theaters to see for themselves. To make matters more stressful, the Russos also said Quill, who was looking for Gamora at the end of Endgame, didn't know what had happened to her either. Keep watching the video to learn how Gamora's fate is finally revealed after Tony's snap in Endgame!