'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2' news: Karen Gillan talks about Nebula's character arc in the Marvel sequel

Nebula (Gillan) in "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" trailer | Marvel Studios/Disney

Star Lord's (Chris Pratt) team grows in the upcoming "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" with the likes of Yondu, Mantis (Pom Klementieff) as well as Nebula joining the crew to safeguard the cosmic realm. That being said, Karen Gillan, who takes on the role of former-adversary- turned-comrade Nebula, gives out some interesting tidbits as to what fans can expect when the movie sequel picks up.

Those who religiously follow updates for the Marvel film know that the plot of the sequel will be set just a couple of months since the events of the first "Guardians of the Galaxy." Given that, it is interesting to see how a lot of changes have already happened in a mere span of weeks especially in terms of allegiances, one of which is Nebula's boarding of The Milano at the start of the film — that is, if her conversion will be part of the new narrative.

Regardless of the case, Gilan sounds pretty confident about the forthcoming James Gunn film that is set to debut this summer. In a chit-chat with The Hollywood Reporter, the actress teased about the dynamics of the characters now that they have already been introduced.

"In the first one everyone was being established. Now that that's out of the way, you really get to delve into all of their dilemmas and things like that. I think family would really be the main theme of the thing," she said. "And my character Nebula is dealing with a whole lot of stuff there — we see a whole new side to her. A much more human side, actually, where we understand how truly awful and difficult her daddy issues are," she continued.

It can be remembered that in the first film, Nebula is hell-bent on proving herself against her sister Gamora (Zoe Saldana) to the point of refusing her help at the end of their tense Xandar one-on-one. But despite the deep-rooted emotional nodes of "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2," Gillan reiterates that the fun from the first movie has not been shoved aside. In fact, it was actually leveled up.

"I'm so excited for people to see it! I just feel like it's all of the best elements of the first one, just amplified. It's even better — it's funnier, the music's even better ... the second album is a blinder. It's great," she added.

Speaking of fun, much of the Marvel property's playful tone lies on its solid soundtrack, which Gunn is apparently starting to work on. The filmmaker updated fans via his social media about the upcoming task for post-production process with a photo of him en route to London for the said task.

"Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" is set to debut in cinemas on May 5.