Since many people had never even heard of these characters before Marvel announced that James Gunn would be making a “Guardians of the Galaxy” movie out in 2014, it’s worth noting that audiences were invested. how much into this group of misfits and especially their relationship. shared between Gamora and Peter. I can’t imagine many shippers feeling so strongly that Quill should have ended up with the former Guardian Nebula turned villain, and it looks like Gunn should too. But in an interview with New York Times, the writer/director admits that Karen Gillan plays the character as if she’s having a minor crush on the clumsy hero. When asked about the meaning of the embarrassing exchange between Gamora, Quill, and Nebula in “Episode 3”, Gunn had this to say:
“I never thought of going there completely, but I do think that Nebula, emotionally, is a mean schoolgirl who doesn’t show her feelings to anyone. Karen thinks Nebula has a little bit of it. feelings for Quill that she doesn’t ‘don’t know how to put together, and that makes sense because when we get to them in ‘Episode 3’ we realize that they’re the two leaders of the Guards. I think it’s very normal to have some close friendships a kind of romantic or love-like feeling that’s not infrequent.”
The man certainly wasn’t wrong about that, and I almost want to revisit all of the “Guardian” movies (or at least from “Episode 2” onward, when Nebula actually becomes a part of the series. team) to see if Gillan’s choice of acting in the scenes with Chris Pratt’s Peter really stands out in retrospect. In any case, even if Gunn doesn’t quite “get there,” it’s a neat bit of subtext in a very emotional movie.
“Episode 3” is currently showing in theaters.