You can count Karen Gillan in for Avengers: Infinity War

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Jan 17, 2017

Looks like Nebula will be joining her dad Thanos in the big Avengers showdown.

It was just last week that Zoe Saldana confirmed that she would show up in her green Gamora makeup for Avengers: Infinity War, and we speculated that it would make a lot of sense for Karen Gillan to get into her Nebula gear for the film as well, given that Nebula is also the (adopted) daughter of the Mad Titan (Josh Brolin).

Well, speculate no more, since Gillan herself has confirmed that she'll be there for the bout that will likely decide the fate of the universe (or at least the Marvel cinematic version of it).

Speaking with the BBC (via Slashfilm), Gillan dutifully plugged her next two films, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and Jumanji, and then dropped the big news: "So look out for those. And then I'll be making a little appearance in the next Avengers movies."

Again, not completely surprising, given the relationship she has with Thanos himself. But the question is, which side will she be on? In Guardians of the Galaxy, she was squarely in the camp of both her father and Ronan the Accuser, surviving the battle with the Guardians while the latter did not.

One piece of concept art from Guardians Vol. 2 (see below) suggests that Nebula may end up teaming with the Guardians this time out, which would certainly make things difficult for her on the family front ... and may put her on the same side as Tony Stark, Cap, Thor and the rest of the Avengers as well.

Nebula had a crucial role in The Infinity Gauntlet comic series back in 1991, which seems to be what the Infinity War movies will be somewhat based on, although she was less significant in the 1992 follow-up, which is actually called Infinity War. Since Marvel movies tend to play fast and loose with the storylines from the comics themselves, it remains to be seen how much of either of those seminal narratives make it onto the screen.

Either way, Nebula will be coming to the party -- and that guest list just keeps getting longer.

Avengers: Infinity War start shooting next month and arrives in theaters May 4, 2018.