‘Guardians Of The Galaxy 2’: Karen Gillan Talks Nebula’s Background And Tommy Flanagan Gets Ravager Part [Spoilers]

Marvel Studios’ Guardians of the Galaxy 2 is a cosmic cinematic entity that many fans are looking forward to, and actress Karen Gillan was present at Cleveland’s 2016 Wizard World during a question and answer session to discuss her part in the upcoming film. The actress wasn’t too revealing about the James Gunn-directed movie, but she did make a little something known regarding her villainous role as Nebula, according to The Plain Dealer.

In comic book lore, Nebula’s statuses were of a space pirate, mercenary, and conqueror. She is the granddaughter of Thanos in the publications, but in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, she’s his daughter.

Guardians of the Galaxy 2 adds to the cinematic ensemble of Marvel movies, and Karen Gillan did talk about “getting into the zone” for a robotic role as she took a question from an audience member.

“I think she’s a being that’s been cybernetically enhanced.”

So Karen implied a further look into Nebula’s background based on that statement, but it does turn out that according to Marvel Wikia, there’s not much known about her origins, and this would probably allow for a hole in the comic book world to be filled regarding her history should this come to fruition. There’s already evidence in the Guardians of the Galaxy movie of her cybernetic implants as she was seen adjusting her forearm when she sat next to the throne of Thanos.

Gamora’s relation to Nebula is considered to be sisterly, although Thanos adopted Gamora after he killed her parents. Nebula seems to share the same hostility as Gamora towards the Mad Titan, according the Marvel Cinematic Universe Wikia.

Gillan did say in an interview back in November that they’ll be delving into Nebula and Gamora’s relationship — that there will be a “fleshing out” of sorts, according Comic Book Resources.

In other Guardians of the Galaxy 2 movie news, there will be another nice addition to Yondu’s team of Ravagers. Sons of Anarchy’s Tommy Flanagan has been cast in the comic book movie, and he is usually pretty good at playing roles which are “questionably moral,” according to Collider. His task is to obtain a bounty on Rocket Raccon’s head.

Speaking of which, there was a situation back in 2014 during issue one of Guardians of the Galaxy: Galaxy’s Most Wanted comic book where there is a bounty on Rocket’s head. There’s a point in that story where Groot betrays Rocket in an attempt to turn him in, according to Comic Book Resources. Could this issue inspire something regarding the two friends in Gunn’s movie?

After all, it seems some story arcs from comic books tend to weave their influential ways into the cinematic world, but this is purely speculative.

That being said, director Gunn did talk about about the ever-changing characters and made a contrast between Guardians of the Galaxy and the James Bond movies. Although the Bond “character never learns anything, and the character never does anything new,” James Gunn said the Guardians of the Galaxy characters are going to “continuously change,” according to Comic Book Resources.

“I think that some of the characters are probably worse than what we think they are, and other characters are better than what we think they are. It’s going to be interesting to learn a little bit about that as time goes on.”

That being said, with the aforementioned 2014 comic book issue, there does seem to be an example of such a change in the relationship between Rocket and Groot. That would indeed be an upset considering how Captain America: Civil War has its own separation between characters.

The movie synopsis is as follows, according to Collider:

“Set to the all-new sonic backdrop of Awesome Mixtape #2, “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2″ continues the team’s adventures as they unravel the mystery of Peter Quill’s true parentage.”

Guardians of the Galaxy 2 is scheduled for release come May 5, 2017.

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