Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 will see the return of Nebula and, according to James Gunn, she will bet getting a lot more screen time in the sequel.
Gunn said Karen Gillan, who portrays the adopted daughter of Thanos in the movie, is like the ‘Boba Fett’ of the Guardians world, which is a pretty flattering comparison it must be said. We already heard whispers that Nebula will have a bigger role in the sequel and may even be one of the Guardians themselves,
“Karen is here in Atlanta now I believe, unless she went home for a few days,” he said during a Facebook Q&A (via Squareeyed). “It’s exciting to have Karen Gillan and Michael Rooker around more. It’s really been fun… So far we’ve had a marvellous time.”
Gunn also indicated that Nebula would play a much more prominent role during an interview in 2014 with Yahoo Movies.
“I have so many plans for Nebula,” he said. “I love Nebula. I fell in love with the design of Nebula. I cast the role around that design. I fell in love with Karen [Gillan] as a person, and I love the character of Nebula.”
“To me, she’s the Boba Fett of the movie,” he explained, likening Nebula to the infamous Bounty Hunter who first appeared in Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back. “She’s the one that you really dig because she’s the cool one that we need to get more of. I hope to god that we get a chance to see a lot more of Nebula.”
As to her exact role in the narrative of Guardians 2 remains to be seen, but it’ll be great to see more of Nebula in the sequel.