By Josh Reilly B & George Bate
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 debuted in theaters this weekend to rave reviews and reception from fans and critics alike. The film, which is set to earn over $100 million domestically come the end of Sunday, is at an 81% on Rotten Tomatoes and an 8.4/10 on IMDB.
James Gunn’s latest superhero epic serves as a conclusion (of sorts) to many of the character arcs that have been in the works since the very first Guardians film in 2014. Heroes like Star-Lord, Rocket, and more have come a long way from those early days of the team, and the same can be said for Nebula and Gamora, the two daughters of Thanos who have arguably changed more than anyone else. Because of her death and subsequent reemergence in Avengers: Infinity War and Endgame, Gamora is more of an alternate version of herself, one that exists in a timeline where she never encountered the Guardians, whereas Nebula has gone from a cold-hearted individual to one that genuinely cares for those around her.
At the global press conference for the film, which The HoloFiles had the opportunity to attend, Nebula star Karen Gillan spoke about the contrasting character arcs for Nebula and Gamora, describing the duo as having a “role-reversal” in Vol. 3.
“Nebula was always the kind of bitter one,” Gillan said. “So jealous of Gamora. And then, I guess she evolved and Gamora kind of helped her gain some compassion along the way. And now they’ve kind of switched places in a way. Which has been really interesting to play around with. It’s been really beautiful to watch their relationship evolve and become what it is. It’s been amazing.”
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 is in theaters now. Check out our review below: