Guardians of the Galaxy was a surprise hit of 2014, as Marvel Studios staked their claim for outer space. One of the reasons why people were attracted to such a strange comic book movie was because of its strong and charming, yet deeply flawed characters. Even its villains could be seen as misguided and vulnerable, especially Nebula, played by Karen Gillan.
Nebula and her sister Gamora (Zoe Saldana) were very similar, only that Nebula wanted to impress her “father” Thanos rather than betray him. It made Nebula a very tragic character who was consumed with her desire for hate. She even had a moment to redeem herself to her sister, but Nebula decided she’d rather lose her hand than reconcile with Gamora. With Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 on the way, the sisters will soon reunite.
CBR caught up with Karen Gillan during the premiere of The Big Short in Hollywood. Adam McKay directed (who co-wrote Ant-Man), while Gillan has a small role in the new film. Gillian opened up about receiving the script for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and revealed it will feature more of Nebula’s relationship with her sister Gamora:
“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.”
Although both characters were introduced in the first Guardians of the Galaxy movie as siblings, they parted ways at the beginning, only to battle each other at the end. It’s going to be interesting to see more of Nebula and Gamora’s relationship with each other and, moreover, with their father in the sequel. Honestly, Nebula could’ve used more screen time because the character had such a great and brooding presence throughout the first movie .
Before the release of Guardians of the Galaxy in August 2014, Marvel Comics released a tie-in comic book called “Prelude #1” that explored Nebula and Gamora’s relationship before the start of the movie. The story focused on why the sisters’ relationship started to get rocky during a mission for their father – and why Nebula chose to side with Thanos instead of Gamora.
Captain America: Civil War will release on May 6, 2016, followed by Doctor Strange – November 4, 2016; Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 – May 5, 2017; Spider-Man – July 28, 2017; Thor: Ragnarok – November 3, 2017; Black Panther – February 16, 2018; The Avengers: Infinity War Part One – May 4, 2018; Ant-Man and the Wasp – July 6, 2018; Captain Marvel – March 8, 2019; The Avengers: Infinity War Part Two – May 3, 2019; Inhumans – July 12, 2019; and as-yet untitled Marvel movies on May 1, July 10 and November 6, 2020.