In this year's "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2," Karen Gillan's Nebula came back in a big way, playing a bigger, more integral part in the story than the film's previous outing. Originally a character that was supposed to be killed off in the 2014 James Gunn-directed Marvel hit, Nebula has experienced some major character development, somehow reconciling with her adoptive sister Gamora (Zoe Saldana), who she was determined to kill, but could not. Despite bickering throughout this year's blockbuster hit, the two sisters reconciled and finally found their common ground: despising their adoptive father, Thanos.

This year's film also shed light on why Nebula hated Thanos and this was because he always pitted the two women together, and when Nebula lost, he would pick a body part and turn it cybernetic. Gillan is set to reprise her role as Nebula in next year's "Avengers: Infinity War," in which she admitted she'll finally find a BFF. Interestingly, the 29-year old Scottish actress hinted that next year's film will also shed more light on her character's past.

Nebula's history with Thanos to be revealed

In "Avengers: Infinity War," viewers will get to see more of Nebula's relationship with Thanos. Comic Book reported that during a Florida SuperCon appearance by Karen Gillan, the actress explained that the film will "continue the arc for Nebula and find out more about her past...we’re going to find out that it’s even worse than we know." This is ominous, given that Gamora already hinted at Thanos' abusive power against young women in this year's "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.


Character to deal with emotional trauma

Speaking of abusive relationships, Karen Gillan admitted that in next year's "Avengers: Infinity War," viewers will get to see her character, Nebula, deal with all the negative emotions she has for Thanos. Gillan shared, "We’re going to see her confront all of it.

It’s going to be like an emotional explosion."

Karen Gillan to appear in "Jumanji' remake

Aside from next year's "Avengers: Infinity War," Karen Gillan, who rose to fame in the U.S. for portraying Nebula in "Guardians of the Galaxy," will also appear in the "Jumanji" remake subtitled "Welcome to the Jungle." She's starring in the film alongside Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, and Kevin Hart as the main protagonists of the film. "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle" will arrive on December 20, 2017, while "Avengers: Infinity War" arrives on May 4, 2018.