CBR.com – Though her screen time was short, her role was important in the first “Guardians of the Galaxy” film, and Karen Gillan’s Nebula will certainly be featured more as the Marvel movies go further. In fact, her role as Gamora’s adopted sister will continue on past the “Guardians” franchise and into “Avengers: Infinity War.”
In a recent interview with BBC News to promote her directorial debut “Tupperware Party”, she spoke very briefly about her role as Nebula in the “Guardians” franchise, and reminded fans that they can look forward to the sequel to the before dropping this tiny tease: “And then I’ll be making a little appearance in the next Avengers movies.”
Yep, that’s it, unfortunately. While it’s not truly groundbreaking news, it’s still nice to have some kind of confirmation on just who might be in “Avengers: Infinity War”. As we know, the movie will supposedly feature nearly the entire cast of Marvel’s Cinematic Universe, so getting to narrow it down – even by one – is very much appreciated.
Of course, it does make sense for Gillan’s Nebula to appear in the “Avengers” film, as she is the adopted daughter of Thanos in the MCU. Her character also plays an incredibly major role in the original “Infinity Gauntlet” comic; in that series, Thanos assembled the six Infinity Gems, builds the Gauntlet, and then proceeded to rule the universe. Nebula is one of his earliest victims, in fact, falling in dramatic fashion to the power of the Gauntlet.
Opening May 5, 2017, “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” is directed by James Gunn and stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Glenn Close, Pom Klementieff, Elizabeth Debicki and Kurt Russell. Opening May 4, 2018, “Avengers: Infinity War” features a sprawling ensemble cast that’s so far confirmed to include Robert Downey Jr., Mark Ruffalo, Chris Pratt, Jeremy Renner, Benedict Cumberbatch and Brie Larson, among others.
USA TODAY just premiered the first sneak peek trailer for ‘The Circle’, in which Karen stars as Annie. The movie, also starring Emma Watson and Tom Hanks, is based on Dave Eggers’ best-selling novel and tells the story of a woman landing a job at a powerful tech company called the Circle, where she becomes involved with a mysterious man.
The release of ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2‘ is just a few months away now – so it’s no surprise a new teaser has been released. Check it out below:
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Today (November 28) is Karen’s 29th birthday, and on behalf of the site and the fans all over the world, we would like to wish her a very happy birthday, as well as a fantastic upcoming year. We love you Karen!
Variety – “Doctor Who” and “Guardians of the Galaxy” star Karen Gillan is directing a “Tupperware Party” movie as the first title in a five-picture slate for the newly-launched Mt. Hollywood Films.
Gillan will travel to Scotland for the early-2017 production of “Tupperware Party,” her feature-length directing debut. She will direct from her own script.
The film is produced by Gillan’s producing partner Mali Elfman, with Tien Huei Grace Yeh and Claire Mundell. Executive producers are Mt. Hollywood Films’ R. Andru Davies, Albert Gersten and Sloan Martin. Post-production is set to take place in Georgia.
The company is touting its mission as producing high-quality, commercially viable projects while creating high-level opportunities for women and minorities in the entertainment industry. It is initially focused on the theatrical film market, with plans to broaden into television in mid-2017.
Mt. Hollywood Films is privately capitalized and plans to produce mid-budget projects in the $10-40 million range with each slate expected to complete production during a 12 to 18-month window. It plans to focus on genres such as action, horror and science fiction and each five-project slate will include one specialty-art film.
R. Andru Davies, president of Mt. Hollywood, said, “We believe this is a substantial opportunity to engage a very talented and underutilized pool of talent, collaborating on films they’re excited about making.”
Gillan starred as Nebula in “Guardians of the Galaxy” and as Amelia Pond in BBC’s “Doctor Who.” She is currently filming the Sony’s “Jumanji” opposite Dwayne Johnson and will be seen opposite Tom Hanks and Emma Watson in the sci-fi thriller “The Circle.”
“With Karen Gillan’s myriad talents as a writer-director and her rising international popularity, we are thrilled that ‘Tupperware Party’ will be Mt. Hollywood’s first project,” said Gersten.
The company is also planning a production start in early-2017 for the female-driven action film “Texas Rangers: Z-Unit,” following the last of the Texas Rangers who must invade a devastated Houston to arrest one of their own who has been conducting outlawed genetic experiments. Mitch Iverson, whose credits include the animated series “Voltron” is writing. The project will be executive produced by Davies, Gersten and Martin.
Davies has a background in commercials, music videos and live theater. Gersten is chairman of the board and president of real estate concern The Gersten Companies. Martin is a founding partner of Infinity Equity and formerly a partner with Atlanta-based Cardea Capital and Electronic Trading Group.
Marvel’s Doctor Stranger is coming to theatres worldwide next week, meaning they can now start the promotion of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2! And here it is: the first sneak peek and poster have been released! Check out the teaser below, and the poster in our gallery: