The filming for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is currently underway and that means lots of time in the makeup chair for many actors. While we knew that Karen Gillan would be returning to reprise her role of Nebula, there’s actually some question about how much she will look like her former self when we see her in the sequel. However, she has now made one thing clear: she's definitely still blue.
The former Doctor Who companion sent out this tweet yesterday, while working on the set of next year’s sequel to the hit Guardians of the Galaxy. While there was never any indication that Karen Gillan would not end up blue in the sequel, it’s actually one of the more closeup looks at the character that we’ve ever seen. What’s probably the most interesting is the way the costume is worn away and stained. It’s those little touches that make the world feel more real.
The part of Karen Gillan’s body that is noticeably absent from the image is her head. Gillan has previously made comments that there was a chance she would not need to shave her head for the sequel, as she famously did for the original Guardians of the Galaxy. Even she wasn’t sure how they were going to work around her having hair when she made the suggestion that it could happen, but we haven’t seen anything that confirms that she currently has hair, or has recently made a trip to the barber. It’s anybody’s guess.
Exactly how Nebula will fit into Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is unknown at this point. In the last film, the adopted daughter of Thanos the Mad Titan was on loan to Ronan the Accuser, but Ronan is gone and we’ve been led to understand that the new film will feature little, if any, screen time for Thanos. Gillan has said that the new story will explore the relationship between Nebula and Gamora a little more deeply. If that means that the sisters will be sharing the screen a lot together, then hopefully that means we’ll be seeing a lot more of Nebula in the sequel. That wouldn’t be a bad thing.
In addition to the returning cast, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2. also boasts several new actors including Pom Klementieff, who will be in the role of Mantis. Kurt Russell has also been confirmed for the film, though his role is currently unknown (though we suspect he's playing Star-Lord's real dad).
Are you looking forward to the return of Nebula in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2?