Karen Gillan reveals that Avengers Endgame’s opening scene was improvised


Who would have thought that improvisation would give Nebula some charisma!

As with many movies on the big screen, some of the scenes viewers saw were the product of improvisation, spontaneous interactions, and even unexpected but entertaining stories on set. While planning is one of Marvel’s strengths, as the franchise has been reaffirming for years, the integration of certain actors has brought about various changes. In fact, we’ve heard countless stories from Robert Downey Jr. in the past about improvising him in other films like the Iron Man trilogy and Infinity War crossovers. For this reason, it’s no surprise that Avengers: Endgame is no exception to these practices. So that, Karen Gillan, the actress who plays Nebula in this feature film, revealed that the first scene between her character and Tony Stark was the result of an improvisation..

As for the story of the film, continues with the events of Infinity War, after Thanos’ snapshot was the cause of the disappearance of practically half of the inhabitants of the universe. Later, the members of the Avengers who survived such a catastrophic event, under the command of Iron Man and Captain America, meet with the intention of reversing the damage caused by the mega-criminal.

As expected, Endgame saw the participation of the majority of the cast of its predecessor, Infinity War, to develop the plot after an event that would have completely changed the fate of the universe and, in this way, would have culminated with Infinity Saga.


The tender scene improvised by Stark and Nebula

During the opening of Endgame, Tony Stark (played by Downey Jr.) and Nebula (played by Karen Gillan) appear in a rather gloomy scene: they both go aimlessly into the dense outer space. Trapped in a Guardian spaceship, The Benatar, the atmosphere becomes increasingly tense due to the little hope they have of getting out of such a scenario. Despite the gravity of the situation, both characters decide to put a truly humorous twist on their last moments with a game of table football. and thus lighten the weight of things. However, this short scene, which ends with the victory of Nebula (since Tony allowed her to win), that is to say, was a memorable moment among the actors for the naturalness of the interpretation of her.

So, during a promotional campaign for her upcoming Netflix comedy, The Bubble, Karen Gillian took the opportunity to share her experience while filming Avengers: Endgame with the audience. In this way she revealed the improvisation of the first scene of the film. She recognized the abilities of her co-star, Downey Jr., alluding to her long history with these practices and how having participated in improvisation allowed her to give depth to the character she played and also gave her the opportunity. to improvise in other scenes. In the words of Gillian:

“I’ll say I improvised quite a lot of Nebula, because I don’t know if you’ve seen ‘Endgame’, which looks like – (laughs) – A ridiculous question. But basically, all the stuff with Robert Downey Jr. at first was like, the whole montage was improvised. Because everything that was written was oh, they play football. They eat, they do. And then we ended up improvising because he’s an amazing improviser. And so there was all this stuff about them. as they played and how much it meant to Nebula that she had actually won something. And so, little by little, it became more improvised. “

Although Nebula’s character evolution was positive throughout the film, much has been done among Marvel fans about Nebula’s flattened nature in previous films. After being inducted into the Marvel Cinematic Universe as a villain, Endgame gave him the opportunity to become a character with a somewhat understanding and much more consistent background.. Perhaps this funny scene could become the point of reference Nebula needed to live out her role in the future. Or at least remember her as an understanding tyrant.


Avengers: Endgame, a box office success

Avengers: Endgame, released in April 2019, was the twenty-second chapter of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. This Avengers: Infinity War sequel was directed by brothers Anthony and Joe Russo. Additionally, it has received numerous awards and nominations (including Best Visual Effects and Critics’ Choice Awards). The film’s box office totaled $ 2.798 billion worldwide, even more than its predecessor: Infinity War.

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