‘Avengers’ Star Karen Gillan Auditioned For ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’

Avengers star Karen Gillan nearly joined Captain America: The Winter Soldier instead of becoming Nebula in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Disney Plus is really treating fans with a peek behind the scenes of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. One of the Avengers: Endgame featurettes revealed that Karen Gillan nearly wound up playing a completely different role since she originally auditioned for Captain America: The Winter Soldier. While she impressed Kevin Feige enough to keep Nebula around, Avengers star Karen Gillan originally auditioned for Emily VanCamp’s role as Agent 13 in Captain America: The Winter Soldier sequel.

The featurette talks to Marvel’s casting director Sarah Finn about Avengers star Karen Gillan’s unique charm that she instantly noticed in the first audition. While she obviously didn’t get the role in the Captain America: The Winter Soldier, she made an impression on the casting director who later brought her back in to audition for Nebula. Apparently Finn was “really interested” to see her read for Nebula. Take a look at what casting director Sarah Finn had to say about Karen Gillan’s audition below.

“I had been a fan of Karen. She came and she had auditioned for Agent 13 in Captain America. Karen was someone who was an incredibly grounded and solid actor but who was also cooky and charming in the most wonderful way. Even though she had never played a character like Nebula, I was really interested to see her read. So, she came in and auditioned. James described Nebula as being somewhat childlike and Karen having this kind of cherubic beauty mixed with the darkness that she was able to convey.”

Do you prefer Karen Gillan’s role as Nebula over the one she went for in Captain America: The Winter Soldier? Who else would you cast as Nebula if Avengers star Karen Gillan got the original role she auditioned for? Tell us in the comments!

Karen Gillan was last seen in Avengers: Endgame. Here’s the official synopsis for the Marvel Studios epic:

The grave course of events set in motion by Thanos that wiped out half the universe and fractured the Avengers ranks compels the remaining Avengers to take one final stand in Marvel Studios’ grand conclusion to twenty-two films, “Avengers: Endgame.”

Directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, Avengers: Endgame stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo,  Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Don Cheadle, Paul Rudd, Brie Larson, Karen Gillan, Danai Gurira, Benedict Wong, Jon Favreau, Bradley Cooper, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Josh Brolin.

Avengers: Endgame is now available on Digital HD, 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD. Stay tuned for the latest news on Chris Pratt, Star-Lord and the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe!

New ‘Titans’ Photos Show Off Aqualad And The Original Team

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Titans Aqualad 01DC Universe has released eight brand new images from the upcoming fourth episode of the second season of Titans entitled, "Aqualad".

"Aqualad" will explore the dynamic among Dick Grayson/Robin (Brenton Thwaites), Donna Troy/Wonder Girl (Conor Leslie), Hank Hall/Hawk (Alan Ritchson), Dawn Granger/Dove (Minka Kelly) and Garth/Aqualad (Drew Van Acker) and how four years prior, their tight-knit family dynamic developed only to have their personal feelings bleed more into their work only to be exacerbated by the arrival of a new villain.

These new images give fans a new look at Drew Van Acker as Aqualad as well as a couple of new looks at the original team united together for action. In particular, we get our best look at how the Aqualad suit translates onscreen in live-action form.

You can check out the rest of the gallery for "Aqualad" by clicking "Next".

Here is the official synopsis for season two:

In Season 2, following the aftermath of their encounter with Trigon, Dick reforms the Titans. Under his supervision in their new home at Titans Tower, Rachel, Gar and Jason Todd train together to hone their hero abilities and work together as a team. They are joined by Hank Hall and Dawn Granger aka Hawk and Dove and Donna Troy aka Wonder Girl. Although these original Titans attempt to transition into a regular life, when old enemies resurface everyone must come together to take care of unfinished business. And as this family of old and new Titans – including Conner Kent and Rose Wilson – learn to co-exist, the arrival of Deathstroke brings to light the sins of the old Titans which threaten to tear this new Titans family apart once more.

The series stars Brenton Thwaites as Robin/Nightwing, Anna Diop as Starfire, Teagan Croft as Raven, and Ryan Potter as Beast Boy. Newcomers for its sophomore outing include Joshua Orpin and Esai Morales playing Superboy and Deathstroke, respectively, while Chella Man and Chelsea Zhang have also joined the cast as Deathstroke’s children Jericho and Ravager. Natalie Gumede has signed on to play Mercy Graves and Game of Thrones star Iain Glen is on board as Bruce Wayne.

Titans season two is now airing on DC Universe.

Source: DC Universe

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Eammon Jacobs

Eammon Jacobs

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