Gamora and Nebula's Relationship is One of the Highlights of GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2
One of the character dynamics that I enjoyed most from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 was the further exploration of the characters that we came to know and love in the first movie. One of those relationships that director James Gunn plays with a lot in the sequel is the sibling rivalry of Nebula and Gamora.
During a recent press conference last week that I attended, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige said that their story arc is a high point of the movie, and that's something that I've gotta agree with. He says:
"They're lots and lots of great female characters in the comics that we want to bring to life on screen and it was very important to James to include these characters and more than just include them, give them their own storyline and have it be more than just their ability to fight or romance with a male character and that’s why I think Nebula and Gamora are the, you know, high point of the movie and that relationship is one of the biggest and best arcs of the whole movie is that sister relationship."
Zoe Saldana then chimed in with her thoughts on the characters saying:
"I think what I loved the most, and it may sound selfish, but, definitely the relationship between Gamora and Nebula. I’m one of three sisters. I’ve been itching and yearning to see more of a female presence in action films, because I love action films and I’m not that deep. I love watching The Equalizer and I’ll watch that 50 times over any kind of dramatic piece. So to have a film with three female characters that are adding such unique qualities to the film and they are very relevant and their relationships are explored deeply, I was appreciative and super excited."
When you see the movie for yourself you'll see what they are all talking about and why these character's story arc is so strong. It really does get deep and I think a lot of fans will be able to connect with the characters and sympathize with them. Karen Gillan goes on to talk about Nebula and defending her dark side, saying:
"Yeah, the dark space of Nebula. I just feel genuinely so invested in this character, I care so much about her and I feel like I’m her lawyer and I’m here to explain to everyone why she’s justified in being a really mean villain and she is. And for me that is just to do with her backstory and her relationship with her father and her sister and so I was just so excited to explore that in the second movie in such that I felt so lucky to get to portray that side of her. And what’s she going to be doing next? You’ll have to wait and see. I’m not saying anything. Cool stuff."
I can't wait for all of you to get to see Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 for yourselves! I'm excited to see what the fans think! This relationship between Nebula and Gamora, though, is one you'll want to pay attention to.