Guardians Of The Galaxy 2 director promises ‘much bigger’ role for Karen Gillan

James Gunn says Nebula is ‘huge’ in the sequel

The director of Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol 2 says Karen Gillan will have a more substantial role in the sequel.

Gillan was a success in the original 2014 film based on the Marvel comics. She played Nebula, the rebellious daughter of supervillain Thanos, as played by Josh Brolin.

Director James Gunn said of Gillan: “Nebula is a huge character in Vol 2. Karen Glllan has her make-up applied every day of her many days on set.”


Gunn added that the sequel would have more of a sci-fi direction than the original film, explaining: “I’d say the first film is a space opera, not a science-fiction film. The second move is a bit more science-fiction, though.” Responding to a fan’s question about which other Marvel characters would like to see in Guardians Of The Galaxy, Gunn responded: “Moon Knight, Squirrel Girl, The Runaways….There’s a ton I want to see.”

Vol 2 will be released in April 2017. It sees the return of Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Vin Diesel, Dave Bautista, Michael Rooker and Bradley Cooper, with Kurt Russell joining as the father of Pratt’s Star-Lord.

Former Doctor Who actress Gillan will also soon be seen in The Circle, a tech conspiracy film based on Dave Eggers’ novel co-starring Emma Watson and Tom Hanks.