New Image of Nebula from GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY

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While Marvel’s entire marketing department has been busy promoting the upcoming sequel Captain America: The Winter Soldier, James Gunn takes to Twitter to reveal a new image of Karen Gillan as the villainous Nebula from next world-saving cosmic superhero ensemble, The Guardians of the Galaxy.

As you probably know, the other one is Ronan the Accuser, who is played by Lee Pace.

Set for release on August 1st, the film also stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Michael Rooker, Djimon Hounsou, Benicio del Toro, John C. Reilly, Glenn Close, Gregg Henry, and the voices of Bradley Cooper and Vin Diesel.

Director explained after a fan asked him on his FB page if he was going to make Nebula look like the comic book one and have a full head of black hair:

Truth is, I put her in the script largely because of her bald, cybernetic look. She probably wouldn’t have been a character without that.I find little enchanting about that look. Charlie Wen and I worked on this design for a long time, before we ever cast anyone. We knew exactly what we wanted.Those are mostly three dimensional applications not just drawn on lines. The whole process took somewhere between four and five hours.

Take a look at the totally transformed Gillan – a make-up skill that has been severely underrated when it’s almost all rendered in a computer.

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An action-packed epic space adventure, Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” expands the Marvel Cinematic Universe into the cosmos, where brash adventurer Peter Quill finds himself the object of an unrelenting bounty hunt after stealing a mysterious orb coveted by Ronan, a powerful villain with ambitions that threaten the universe. To evade the ever-persistent Ronan, Quill is forced into an uneasy truce with a quartet of disparate misfits – Rocket, a gun-toting raccoon, Groot, a tree-like humanoid, the deadly and enigmatic Gamora and the revenge-driven Drax the Destroyer. But when Peter discovers the true power of the orb and the menace it poses to the cosmos, he must do his best to rally his ragtag rivals for a last, desperate stand – with the galaxy’s fate in the balance.