Warning: Contains spoilers for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
Guardians of the Galaxy's Karen Gillan reveals she hasn't yet read the script for Marvel's Avengers: Infinity War. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 kicked off the summer blockbuster season at the beginning of May with a hilarious and brightly colored space adventure. The movie reunited the stars of the original Guardians of the Galaxy, adding some new faces and old enemies to the group to form a whole new team. Nebula (Gillan), one of the Guardians' foes in the original, was hunting them down a second time in the sequel, although she eventually reconciled with her sister Gamora (Zoe Saldana) by the end of the film before heading off to seek out and destroy Thanos.
This leads Nebula straight into the middle of Marvel's next big ensemble movie: Avengers: Infinity War. The first of a two-part saga centered on Thanos and the Infinity Stones, the movie is going to feature characters from throughout the MCU coming together against the biggest threat that any have ever faced. Infinity War is also currently in the middle of filming, with many stars having already been photographed on set. While Nebula will be in the film, it looks like she's not going to be joining the production quite yet - as she hasn't even seen her script.
The Guardians star appeared this past weekend at Phoenix Comic Con, where she spoke about her role in Infinity War. Omega Underground reports Gillan revealed she hasn't seen her script for Avengers: Infinity War yet, but she did express her hopes that Nebula will be able to get the revenge she seeks on Thanos before the end.
Previously, it was confirmed Nebula will appear in both Avengers 3 & 4, but she did call her role a "little appearance," suggesting she wouldn't have a major part to play in this saga. This latest news appears to back that up, as it would seem likely the biggest roles have already done at least some scenes for the movie, which has been in production since January. There is no confirmation of when filming is due to wrap, but with a whole lot of post-production work and effects to be done before the release in less than a year's time, this suggests Nebula has a relatively small number of scenes to film.
Of course, it's always possible Gillan is intentionally downplaying her role in the film in order to avoid spoilers for the fans - and this would be far from the first time an actor has been less than honest about their role in a superhero movie. Claiming not to have seen the script at all would be an easy way to avoid answering any questions about what happens in the movie. At this point, all that is known is Nebula will be appearing in some form, and fans will have to wait a year to find out exactly what her role will be.
Source: Omega Underground
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