Karen Gillan has confirmed that Nebula will play a role in the upcoming Avengers: Infinity War.
The adopted daughter of Thanos, the character acted as the chief muscle in 2014’s Guardians of the Galaxy.
Speaking to the BBC, the former Doctor Who actress said she will begin work after finishing the rebooted Jumanji having already filmed Galaxy Vol. 2.
“So look out for those. And then I’ll be making a little appearance in the next Avengers movies,” she said.
Meanwhile, a long-running member of the Guardians of the Galaxy in the comic books looks set to be another character introduced in Avengers: Infinity War.
Mantis is regarded as a “Celestial Madonna” by the Kree, the “blue angels” we met in Guardians of the Galaxy and Season 3 of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
She has an ability to sense weakness in opponents, and possesses the psychic empathy that we saw demonstrated in the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 trailer, a power which allows her to experience the emotions of others through physical touch.
In the movie verse, she’s portrayed by Oldboy actress Pom Klementieff, but how she fits into the cinematic universe, and the scope of her involvement with the Guardians team, is yet to be revealed. Though it has been reported that she will appear as a helper to Star-Lord’s father — Kurt Russel’s Ego the Living Planet — before joining the Guardians.
It’s also been rumoured the character will appear alongside the team in Infinity War, and now an Instagram post by Klementieff seems to confirm this (see below).
In the picture she’s wearing what appears to be a cast and crew beanie, a black hat with an Avengers: Infinity War logo splashed across the front. Additionally, the official IMDb page for Infinity War has now been updated to include Mantis on the already expansive list.
Avengers: Infinity War is set to open on 4 May 2018.