Guardians of the Galaxy 2: Karen Gillan character Nebula was killed off in the first film

One of the film's stars felt very fortunate to have an expanded role in the sequel

Jacob Stolworthy
Wednesday 26 April 2017 09:02 BST

One of the main characters from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 was originally meant to die in the first film.

Karen Gillan, who plays the villainous Nebula, revealed how she was surprised to learn she was in James Gunn's sequel considering the character was killed off in the 2014 smash hit Marvel film.

The former Doctor Who star told Radio “It was a surprise for me because when I read the script for the first movie, my character died in it.”

“And then when we got close to shooting that, suddenly her ending was rewritten, and then it was rewritten again,“ she continued. ”So I just didn’t know what was going on. And then she didn’t die in the first movie, and I was really excited about that.”

Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 - Trailer 3

Nebula - the sister of Zoe Saldana's character Gamora - has an expanded role in the sequel which sees the return of the ragtag bunch of space-based superheroes played by the latter, Chris Pratt, Dave Bautista, Bradley Cooper and Vin Diesel as Baby Groot.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 is released on Friday (28 April).

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