Gillian, who plays Nebula in the films (and who’s also quite famous for appearing in a small BBC show called Doctor Who), recently gave some major clues to The Hollywood Reporter about what fans will see in ten months time can expect. “It was certainly emotional doing it… there are scenes where the emotion is stronger than ever in the Guardian world. It was hard to get over some of them.” She also elaborated that the third film felt more epic than the other two just on set. Not only do the characters in the story deal with a lot of complexities and difficult emotions, but the cast and crew also had to process their own. Everyone on set knew they were “coming to terms with the fact that this is the end of an era of sorts,” which made their work all the more bittersweet.
But Gillian isn’t the only cast member THR spoke to recently. Pom Klementieff (who plays Mantis) gushed about how cute Baby Rocket looked in the SDCC trailer and also took a minute to recall how it felt filming the final scene. She confessed that it was “shot at the end of the shoot and it was really hard not to cry.” Given the emotional power of some of her scenes in the first two films — particularly her raw, tender moments with Drax (Dave Bautista) — it might be wise for cinemas to hand out free Kleenex packs next to the entrances to the screening rooms. That, or moviegoers can sneak their own boxes of tissues into their oversized purse with their canned sodas and Dollar Shop candy.