James Gunn, director of The Guardians of the Galaxy and its sequel, Vol 2, has teased that Karen Gillan’s Nebula plays a ,much bigger role in the upcoming film than in the first.
In a live Q&A on his Facebook, Gunn revealed that we’ll be seeing more of both Nebula and Michael Rooker’s Yondu, adding:
“We have a couple of primary cast members who are new and they not only fit in really well but they add to the overall feeling with everybody else. It’s been really fun. Other people’s roles are bigger too. It’s exciting to have Karen Gillan and Michael Rooker around more. It’s really been fun… So far we’ve had a marvellous time.”
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 began filming yesterday, and Gunn further said:
“Karen is here in Atlanta now I believe, unless she went home for a few days.”
It’s rumoured that the pair will join the team of sort-of-heroes, potentially alongside Manta who was part of Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning’s 2008 comic series, but the director side-stepped any confirmations.
It would be difficult to see Nebula as part of the group, but worth it, considering the tension that would arise between her and Zoe Saldana’s Gamora.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is due out in cinemas in May 2017.