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We may still not really know when we can expect to feast our eyes on the much-anticipated Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, but at least it sounds like it will be worth the wait.
Karen Gillan, who plays Nebula in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), has read the script for the final film of the trilogy and she reckons that on paper it should make the best movie of the series.
Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, she said: "I don't know exactly [when Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 starts filming]. I think it'll be in the next couple of years, but I've read [the script] and I think it's the best of the trilogy. I know that we're all really excited to have James Gunn back as our fearless leader. So we're all just really looking forward to getting back together."
So it's good to hear that the script is solid and the cast are behind the director - though it's a touch disappointing that they don't even know when they're going to start filming yet.
Gillan - who stars in the recently released Jumanji: The Next Level - also revealed that it was confusing jumping between two different Nebulas in Avengers: Endgame.
She said: "Yeah, it was, actually, especially when you don't have the full script. The way we differentiated them was by calling them 'good Nebula' and 'bad Nebula'.
"I had a lot of time travel questions coming from a time-travel background. The directors really kept me on track. So they were all over that, and I just found out whatever I needed to know for each scene. When I finally watched it, I was like, 'Oh, this makes a lot of sense'."
The 32-year-old added that the considerable prosthetics and make-up has an influence on how she plays Nebula.
She said: "I do think that they have an effect on me. They really do get me into character. I don't know if they always did or whether I just started to associate the mask going on and then I'm Nebula.
"They do sort of make me a bit less excitable, which I am naturally as a person. I can't really move my face, and I feel a bit restrictive. So, yes, it absolutely informs the performance."
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 was originally expected to be released in May 2020, but director and script writer James Gunn was fired in July 2018 after offensive tweets from his past resurfaced. Gunn was subsequently rehired in March following a public apology and support from the cast, however the fiasco has put back the third instalment.
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