It feels like it’s safe to assume that anyone who’s still alive in the Marvel Universe will be making an appearance in the upcoming Avengers: Infinity War, but just in case, another name has been added to the roster.
Karen Gillan has confirmed that we’ll be seeing Nebula, her character in Guardians Of The Galaxy, in the big Marvel superhero smash.
Gillan was talking to the BBC about making her debut as a writer-director with Tupperware Party, about a woman who’s struggling to cope after her friend commits suicide. The film is being made by the ace Mt Hollywood Productions (a production company with “with a mission to offer women and film-makers from minority backgrounds leadership roles such as writing, directing and producing films.”) in Scotland, which is where some of the new Avengers film will be shot.
The star of Oculus and Doctor Who was talking about the fact that she’s got an upcoming slate packed with blockbusters, including the upcoming Jumanji reboot, The Circle and Guardians Of The Galaxy 2.
“So look out for those,” says Gillan. “And then I’ll be making a little appearance in the next Avengers movies.”
Other recently confirmed cast members include fellow Guardian Zoe Saldana, Doctor Strange‘s Benedict Cumberbatch and Benedict Wong, Avengers regular Cobie Smulders and Spider-Man himself Tom Holland. Evangeline Lily, who plays Hope Van Dyne in Ant-Man, will appear in the second as-yet-untitled Infinity War film after she makes her proper debut as The Wasp in the Ant-Man sequel Ant Man And The Wasp. There was also the recent news that Peter Dinklage was in negotiations to play an as-yet unknown character, and there’s not been another update about that.
This film is going to be massive and it’s hard to get our heads around exactly how all these characters are going to fit in, but one thing’s for sure: this will not be the last casting announcement about someone being confirmed to appear in Avengers: Infinity War.
Avengers: Infinity War – Part 1 will be released in cinemas on 27 April 2018, and Avengers: Infinity War – Part 2 will be released on 26 April 2019. For all the latest movie news, pick up the new issue of SciFiNow.