Karen Gillan has made an indelible impression as the character Nebula in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Ever since her appearance in Guardians of the Galaxy, Nebula has gone through an incredible transformation as a character. Watching her journey has definitely been one of the highlights of the Marvel Cinematic Universe experience, and it looks like she will be an integral part of one of the next entries in this ever-expanding franchise.
On Karen Gillan’s Instagram, she has been posting photos from Australia. Murphy’s Multiverse noted that Thor: Love and Thunder is going to be filming down under very soon. Chris Pratt himself has confirmed that he will be headed to Australia to film his role in the movie. And it is very unlikely that Gillan is in Australia for a holiday considering the global pandemic that is going on. So this seems like a pretty solid confirmation that the actress will be playing a vital role in Thor: Love and Thunder.
It will be interesting to see exactly how Karen Gillan’s Nebula factors into the plot of Thor: Love and Thunder. We expect to see Natalie Portman’s Jane Foster rise to prominence in the movie since we know she will be gaining the God of Thunder’s powers. And we know that Tessa Thompson will be playing a key part in the film as Valkyrie. Could Nebula be joining up with them for a girl power team-up? It certainly sounds like the movie is going to have a strong focus on its female characters. Seeing them all fight together could be a better showcase of Marvel’s superheroines than the often criticized moment in Avengers: Endgame.
Karen Gillan is definitely going to be in an interesting place with the Nebula character. After playing two different versions of the character in Avengers: Endgame, she had to kill her past self and move on from the kind of person she used to be. So now we can see what direction her character is going to go after such a momentous change in her personality. The actress has certainly done a great job crafting the character, especially since she has to do it underneath a lot of prosthetics and makeup appliances. It is not easy to act through those costume elements, but Gillan has more than proven she can handle her own in any scene.
With filming beginning on Thor: Love and Thunder, we are betting we will see a lot more of these kinds of news reports. In addition to Karen Gillan, we know that Christian Bale will be appearing in the movie as the villainous Gorr the God Butcher. The cast for the movie is definitely becoming a real treat, and we are willing to bet that even more surprises are in store. The Marvel Cinematic Universe has made a name for itself by casting excellent and notable actors in surprise roles. We wonder what other treats are in store for this entry in the franchise. With filming beginning soon, expect more reveals to make their way to our ears.