Nebula was a bit of a secondary antagonist in the first Guardians of the Galaxy (opens in new tab), but actress Karen Gillan says she's coming to the forefront in the sequel and future Marvel movies. Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter (opens in new tab) about her role in Guardians of the Galaxy 2 (opens in new tab), Gillan said:
"I think family would really be the main theme of the thing. And my character Nebula is dealing with a whole lot of stuff there – we see a whole new side to her. A much more human side actually, where we understand how truly awful and difficult her daddy issues are." I suppose when your "dad" is one of the most powerful villains in the Marvel universe, it's only natural to have a few hang-ups.
But before you think this is going to result in a more vulnerable portrayal of the character, Gillan is quick to point out she's "absolutely" as grumpy as she was before. So this doesn't sound so much like a reversal in character so much as diving into why she's grumpy.
Gillan also confirmed to THR that Nebula will be making an appearance in Avengers: Infinity War (opens in new tab). How much of a role she'll play is unknown, but Gillan said she's "pretty happy with how much she gets to do."
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.
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