Although Guardians of the Galaxy was easily one of the best installments of the Marvel Cinematic Universe thus far, there were some minor issues with the film, most notably, the way the relationship with Nebula and Gamora was handled. While the relationships among the core team managed to be fleshed out over the course of the film, the showcasing of the supposed relationship between sisters Nebula and Gamora was nearly nonexistent.
According to Karen Gillan, who will return as Nebula for the sequel, we can expect to see that corrected in Vol. 2. While speaking with Comic Book Resources, Gillan dished on her thoughts after reading the script, what she’s most looking forward to from the second film, and if she’s mentally prepared to don the Nebula get-up again.
What was your first reaction when you read it [the script]?
I took it in my hands — because they don’t send it over email; they deliver it by hand — and it was so cool. I was so excited, and I ran upstairs, and I put on the soundtrack, the Awesome Mixtape 2, and then got into it. It’s so good.
I know you can’t tell me details about the plot, but what are you excited about being able to carry your character a little further forward?
I think what I’m really excited about it delving into the sisterly relationship between Gamora and Nebula. I think that we’re going to see a little bit more of that, and it’s going to be a bit more fleshed out.
For fans of Gillan that followed her during her time on Doctor Who before she joined the Marvel Cinematic Universe, one of her most notable traits were her long red locks which she famously shaved off for the first film. While we don’t know if she’ll repeat the process for the sequel, we do know she’ll at least have to endure a few hours of make-up to get back in character. When asked if she was ready to go through that process all over again, Gillan went on to talk about the payoff being worth it.
I kind of — I was mentally prepared to go through it again. It’s so cool. The finished product is so cool that it’s just so worth it when I see it at the end.
We should start to get a steady dose of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 news as it gears up to start production early next year. Share your thoughts on Nebula’s role moving forward below!
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is scheduled to hit theaters May 5, 2017.
Source: Comic Book Resources.