Ever since they made their debut on the silver screen in 2014, the quirky team of Guardians of The Galaxy has been a fan favorite of MCU lovers. With their two solo feature films already on board, the cast seems to be prepping for their third. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 is getting closer to production and Karen Gillan has given us a heads up.
Over the weekend, the Scottish actress took to her Instagram to share some behind-the-scenes preps that go in for the creation of her lifecast. On her story, she shared the following pictures and filmed the entire process that goes into becoming her character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
“So this is what happens when you need to wear prosthetics in a film,” Gillan said in the video, where she was seen covered from her head to her shoulders in the Nebula mold. “Normally they would do the whole face too, but my claustrophobia was so bad they kindly left my face and they’re gonna do it separately.”
She explained further by saying, “they cover you with two layers of thick goo and then they mummify you with bandages.” The videos then show the makeup artist’s team tearing the mold away from Gillan before moving on to cast her face.
Gillan is one of the many cast members of MCU who undergoes a heavy makeup routine in order to get into her character. Back when the first installment of Guardians of the Galaxy was in production, Gillan stunned fans by revealing she had shaved her head to ease the process of becoming Nebula.
Her character who’s the adopted daughter of Thanos made her MCU debut in the first Guardians of the Galaxy film in 2014. Gillan previously revealed that writer/director James Gunn’s script for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 is the “best of the trilogy”. The script has potential for exploring Nebula’s character arc post the Mad Titan’s demise in Avengers: Endgame. While she’s set to appear in the third installment of the Guardians of the Galaxy films, Gillan is also rumored to make an appearance in Thor: Love and Thunder which releases 6 May 2022.
Written and directed by James Gunn, the third installment of the Guardians of the Galaxy stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Karen Gillan, Sean Gunn, and Elizabeth Debicki. The film is slated to release in theaters on May 5, 2023.