Thor: Ragnarok didn’t just break the mold for its stoic hero, it shattered it like Hela did Mjolnir. Director Taika Waititi is set to do the same with his second go-round in Thor: Love & Thunder, and Karen Gillan’s Nebula will be part of that “bonkers” atmosphere, the actress said in a new interview with Collider.
“Taika really brought out the bonkers side [of Nebula],” Gillan said. “I think everyone is just really, really funny and bonkers and wild.”
Nebula joined the MCU in 2014’s Guardians of the Galaxy. As Gamora’s sister and Thanos’ daughter, she was a major antagonist for the Guardians and later the greater MCU as she struggled between loyalty to Thanos and then to Gamora, finally breaking out of that mold in Avengers: Endgame. While the Guardians movies are undeniably funny, Gillan has always had to play it straight as the dour cyborg. While the overall atmosphere of Thor: Love & Thunder is wild, Nebula probably won’t be the one making the jokes.