Marvel always present a confident front when it comes to their blockbuster movies. The MCU is considered a machine that plans years ahead of time as stories and characters are intertwined for installments well into the future. Even Chris Pratt came out this week to poke holes in DC's Suicide Squad.
But one star has come out to explain that they were intended to be killed off in 2014's Guardians of the Galaxy, all before James Gunn and producer Kevin Feige flipped the script to include them in the sequel. As Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 hits cinemas on May 5, more is being revealed about the planning process for the series and what will be in store down the track.
Nebula Neglected In First Copy of Narrative
Karen Gillan's Nebula is down the pecking order of popular characters in this context, but she was believed to have saved hours of time in the makeup truck again for this 2017 edition. Talking to the press about Gunn's first outline, the actress said that the details came to her in stages.
“I definitely had a feeling that there was room for the character to expand in the future, but she was originally supposed to die in the first movie, I think I remember in the script,” Gillan admitted to Digital Spy. “She obviously did not die, then I found out that she was coming back in the second movie and then I found out we got to explore all these amazing things about her past and her relationship with Gamora, her sister, so I was really happy.”
Gunn Holding Back Vol. 3 Info From Fans
Director and writer James Gunn is the brains behind the operation and without divulging too much too soon, he explained that the second movie will lay the groundwork for a decade or more of MCU features.
“I’m doing the third movie, I’m working on that now, that will be the final version of this iteration of Guardians Of The Galaxy,” Gunn remarked to NME. “I’m still working with Marvel to create where these characters are going to go, what’s going to happen to them, what other new characters are we going to spawn in the franchise – how is Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol.3 going to spawn the next 10 years of Marvel’s cinematic universe? But right now this will be the complete trio of these three movies.”
Referencing one of his voiceover stars and their franchise commitments, Gunn admitted that he could not keep pace with what he was doing.
“I know everything, I know exactly when we’re going to go shoot, I know exactly when it will be released, I’m not able to announce it yet. It’s not too tight but I need to make sure that I have enough time to make the movie. I just talked to Vin Diesel the other night, and he’s got to have another Fast & The Furious movie in theatres in under two years – that’s just crazy, I couldn’t do that.”