Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2: Karen Gillan's Nebula will have a much bigger role

Although she didn't have much screen time in Guardians of the Galaxy, Karen Gillan left quite the impression as the villainous Nebula. The actress will be back in the blue makeup for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2, and director James Gunn has teased a much bigger role for Thanos' rebellious daughter in next year's sequel.

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This is great news; Gillan was great as Nebula in Guardians, but it felt like we only scratched the surface of the character - the same can be said for Zoe Saldana's Gamora - so it's good to hear that they'll be a little more meat on the bone this time round.

Gunn also took the time to reveal another major difference between the two Guardians films - specifically, that Vol 2 will have a little more of a sci-fi bent to it - while dropping the names of a few more Marvel characters he'd love to see on screen...

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Directed by James Gunn and starring Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Karen Gillan, Michael Rooker, Kurt Russell, Bradley Cooper, and Vin Diesel, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 will hit UK cinemas on April 28, 2017 and open in US theatres on May 5, 2017.

Images: Marvel/James Gunn

Amon Warmann

Amon is a contributing editor and columnist for Empire magazine, but is also a Film and TV writer for GamesRadar+, Total Film, and others. He has also written for NME, Composer Mag, and more, along with being a film critic for TalkSport. He is also the co-host of the Fade to Black Podcast, and a video mashup creator. Can also do a pretty good Bane impersonation.