When fans last saw Nebula in Guardians of the Galaxy, the character was not doing so great. Having chopped her hand off, Thanos’ adopted daughter was quick to flee the impending battle Ronan was stirring up. When fans meet up with the character in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, audiences will learn what all the character has been up to. And, apparently, it’s not been anything too pleasant.
During a set visit, ComicBook.com had a chance to speak with Karen Gillan about her role and where Nebula finds herself in the sequel. It was there that the actress opened up about her character’s relationship to the movie’s main baddie, and she stressed its not a good one.
Having been captured by the film’s antagonist, Nebula wants nothing more than to escape her captors oversight.
“Well, that's her main objective throughout the entire film,” Gillan explained. “She obviously takes many paths to sort of get there in any way she can, but she is being held captive. So she's there against her will, which is just a funny dynamic, because she's like, ‘Oh for goodness sake.’
Continuing, Gillan went on to explain why Nebula puts up with her containment for so long. “She doesn't really want to be there, but she does because she needs to sort out these things with her sister.”
Of course, being held captive is a great way for the film’s creators to establish Nebula as a more sympathetic character. Over the past few months, Gillan has said the former antagonist would have a change of heart and show a different side of herself.
“What I love about the second movie for Nebula in particular is that we get — We know that she’s a pretty angry woman with some daddy issues. [But] in the second movie, we’re going to start to see how much pain her father actually caused her, and we’re going to delve right into the relationship with her sister Gamora,” the actress told TheWrap in January.
So, hopefully, the Guardians will create a plan to get Nebula free from her new captor. And, when they do, Gamora might want to make sure Drax doesn’t just slice and dice Nebula to bits.
Set to the backdrop of ‘Awesome Mixtape #2,’ Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 continues the team’s adventures as they traverse the outer reaches of the cosmos. The Guardians must fight to keep their newfound family together as they unravel the mysteries of Peter Quill’s true parentage. Old foes become new allies and fan-favorite characters from the classic comics will come to our heroes’ aid as the Marvel cinematic universe continues to expand.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is written and directed by James Gunn (Slither). The film marks the return of the original Guardians, including Chris Pratt (Jurassic World) as Peter Quill/Star-Lord; Zoe Saldana (Star Trek Into Darkness) as Gamora; Dave Bautista (Spectre) as Drax; Vin Diesel (Furious 7) as the voice of Groot; Bradley Cooper (American Sniper) as the voice of Rocket; Michael Rooker (Jumper) as Yondu; Karen Gillan (The Big Short) as Nebula; and Sean Gunn (Gilmore Girls) as Kraglin. New cast members include Pom Klementieff (Oldboy), Elizabeth Debicki (The Great Gatsby, Everest), Chris Sullivan (The Knick, The Drop) and Kurt Russell (The Hateful Eight, The Thing).
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is scheduled to hit theaters on May 5, 2017.