Karen Gillan has shared a new behind the scenes look at filming on Avengers: Infinity War today. The shot (seen below), which the Guardians of the Galaxy actress posted on her Instagram account, features her in full costume as cyborg anti-hero Nebula against a blue screen with the Russo brothers on hand to give her pointers.
“Behind the scenes on Avengers Infinity War with the directors – the Russo Brothers,” Gillan captioned the image. Marvel fans should recognize which scene this is, too, as it’s the sequence where Thanos tortures Nebula in order to get Gamora to give up the location of the Soul Stone. The horrible scene sees Nebula pulled apart and in constant pain, and we imagine the actress was left with a pretty soar throat after screaming all day during this part of the shoot.
Of course, this was just another example of the Mad Titan favoring one of his daughters over the other. Infinity War revealed that Gamora was the one being in the universe that Thanos truly loved, while Nebula he considered to be “a waste of scraps.” That said, Gamora was killed at the hands of her own father while his second daughter managed to survive her demented dad’s apocalyptic finger snap.
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This means that Gillan will likely play a key role in Avengers 4. With Gamora out of the way, Nebula will probably be the heroes’ one way into Thanos, as she’s the only one left who knows him personally. Fans have also theorized that her important development in the original Infinity Gauntlet comic book could be replicated in the movie.
Meanwhile, Karen Gillan has joined up with the rest of the Guardians cast in supporting fired director James Gunn, signing an open letter to Disney calling for the filmmaker to be rehired for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. It remains to be seen whether the cast’s actions will have any impact on the studio or not, but we’ll let you know either way.
As for Avengers: Infinity War, it arrives on DVD and Blu-Ray tomorrow, August 14th.