Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is as much of an ensemble movie as any Avengers flick in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The sequel has a gigantic cast, consisting of five Guardians plus newcomer Mantis already, not to mention Yondu, Kraglin, Ego, Taserface and others.
Some returning characters will, however, have drastically different roles from that of their debut in 2014. One character in particular who will be taking a different approach to the universe is Karen Gillan's Nebula.
In 2014's Guardians of the Galaxy, Nebula aligned herself with Ronan and her evil father Thanos. However, she was left betrayed and overlooked before the movie came to an end and she flew off into the Xandarian sky in a ship. On the set of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige opened up about Nebula's role in the sequel.
"She cut her own hand off, jumped onto a ship, and flew away," Feige said, recapping her final moments in the first film. "She comes back into the story relatively early on. In fact, we realize that the payment for the mission that the Guardians have done on Sovereign is to get Nebula."
Somewhere along the way, Nebula got herself into some trouble.
"The Sovereign has captured Nebula, and are doing sort of a prisoner, are exchanging her for the services of the Guardians helping them, and they want to take Nebula back to Xandar, to have her, to have her arrested," Feige said. "Things go awry on that journey, and she becomes a much bigger player in the film than she was in the first one."
"You explore that dynamic between them as sisters, as adopted sisters who both clearly were raised in less than ideal circumstances by Thanos, and it’s sort of Nebula’s deciding does she want to kill Gamora or is she going to set aside this sort of internal rage within her. And she does spend some time teaming up with Taserface for much of the movie too."
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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 hits theaters May 5, 2017.