A writer behind Avengers: Endgame has addressed a fan theory that Nebula knew about the cost of getting the Soul Stone at Vormir.

The theory, which has been circulating online, states that Karen Gillan’s Nebula had full knowledge of the sacrifice required to attain the Infinity Stone and thus deliberately ensured that Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) and Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) were the ones who went, as they shared a close bond with each other.

Natasha Romanoff ended up sacrificing herself, and the Avengers restored the fallen and defeated Thanos (Josh Brolin).

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On the commentary featured on the digital release of the movie, co-writer Stephen McFeely shut that theory down and confirmed there’s no way Nebula would have known what transpired between Thanos and Gamora (Zoe Saldana) at Vormir.

“Nebula doesn’t know about the exchange that’s required at Vormir,” he said. “No one knows.

“No one knows other than the people that were there. She only knows her sister didn’t come back.”

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Co-director Joe Russo added: “She knows her sister went there with her father, and her sister didn’t come back and he left with the stone.

“So, only assumptions can be made about what happens on that planet, but who knows. [Gamora] could’ve tried to stop him and he murdered her. We have no idea.”

Fellow co-director Anthony Russo said: “He could’ve murdered her because he got what he wanted.”

“The only one who really knows is Red Skull,” Joe confirmed.

Elsewhere, McFeely revealed that the movie nearly didn’t include one of the more emotional moments that featured Captain America.

“Our first draft did not have this,” he said. “It would’ve been a shame. It’s really lovely.”

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