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Karen Gillan’s Nebula is Returning for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3!


Nebula, like Loki had a renaissance within the Guardians and Avengers movies. From a villain, the Karen Gillan acted character changed her ways to better understand her adoptive sister as well as not blindly follows her father. Last we saw of her, the blue modified child of Thanos was standing inside the Guardians craft as they planned their trip away from Earth and now, we’ve got confirmation the actress is coming back for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3.

Guardians of the Galaxy were first introduced in their solo movie released in 2014. Directed by James Gunn the superhero flick with less or completely unknown characters managed to muscle their way to critical and commercial success. Since then, a sequel has been released to similar level of success and after much delay we are getting a third movie that will be part of the MCU Phase 4.

The film series followed a group of ragtag space team that hunted for scraps and bounties around the Galaxy while battling bigger baddies as a team. Star Lord is the self-proclaimed leader of the team, Gamora, Drax, Groot, Rocket and Mantis are members of the team and despite no film yet rolling, we have gotten confirmation Nebula will be back in the third installment.

Karen Gillan Sits Down for Her Prosthetics and Confirms Nebula’s Appearance in Guardian of the Galaxy Vol. 3

While Guardians of the Galaxy have been exclusive to their own universe, owing the team was located in space, Infinity War was the first time they interacted with the large MCU universe. After the ending of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, we knew there was less animosity from Nebula towards Gamora which resulted in her banding with the Avengers to kill Thanos.

That led to two Nebulas in Endgame as Karen Gillan’s character played a major role in Thanos’ assault at the Avenger’s complex. But by the end of the movie, she was no longer the evil little girl who was jealous of her elder sister, the blue half-robot alien was trying to live a good life away from her disturbing past.

With the Guardians taking her in, owing to the fact for the five years everyone was gone, the only Guardian of the Galaxy were Rocket and Nebula, the team is headed for bigger adventures. Thor is also said to be in tow but the movie is still in pre-production. Though most of the actors will come back for the third movie, Karen Gillan’s Instagram stories was the first of confirmed casting announcements as the actress sat down to get her molding done.

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In the Instagram story videos, the actress revealed all the work that goes into getting her looks right. She said, “So this is what happens when you need to wear prosthetics in a film. Normally they would do the whole face too, but my claustrophobia was so bad they kindly left my face and they’re gonna do it separately.”

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 is still a couple of years away from hitting the theatres but it is a good sign that the film is moving in the right direction. The cast was already working on Thor: Love & Thunder and with everyone’s schedule opening up in the coming days, James Gunn will most likely head off to Vol. 3 set once Suicide Squad is released in theatres.

There are still a few untied story threads from the second movie that will need some sorting in Vol. 3. The existence of Adam will probably play some role in the third film and James appeared excited on Twitter when he responded to a fan’s question regarding the movie. He said the design department was coming up with some cool stuff and they cannot wait to get started.

Karen Gillan is returning as Nebula, with Chris Pratt and other members of the cast slated for a return. You can watch Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 on 23 May 2023 and you can catch Karen in her action thriller Gunpowder Milkshake, releasing on 14 July 2021, only on Netflix.

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