Nebula. Love her or hate her, she certainly made enough of an impression in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 1 to be saved from death in a later revision of the script. In an interview with Digital Spy, actress Karen Gillan revealed that Nebula was not meant to survive the end of the movie.
“No, I did not [foresee a character arc for Nebula]. I definitely had a feeling that there was room for the character to expand in the future, but she was originally supposed to die in the first movie, I think I remember in the script,” she explained. “She obviously did not die, then I found out that she was coming back in the second movie and then I found out we got to explore all these amazing things about her past and her relationship with Gamora, her sister, so I was really happy.”
Guardians director James Gunn stated back in October that he believed that Nebula should have her own spin-off, an idea that Ms. Gillan was ‘very enthused’ about, in spite of the very limited possibility of it happening.
“I’m waiting for this [spin-off] because obviously this needs to happen. I don’t know if it’s ever going to happen, but I would love it. I think it would be amazing to see a female-driven film like that. We have Captain Marvel coming up, which is quite exciting. We could do with some more females at the forefront.”
One thing is clear, whether you love Nebula or loathe her, this daughter of Thanos is primed to become a major part of the cosmic side of things in the MCU. The character does have a much richer history in the comics, so with it sounding like Gunn and Kevin Feige have bigger plans for the cosmic characters, would you be up for a film based on the adventures of Nebula?
Source: Digital Spy via CBM