That didn’t take long at all. Were you like me and guessing that actress Pom Klementieff would be playing the character Mantis in the upcoming Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2? Well, then you guessed correctly! It’s now been confirmed that the actress will indeed portray the fan-favorite character, who was even an Avenger at one point in the comics, in James Gunn’s upcoming sequel. In the comics the character is a half-Vietnamese, half-German martial arts expert with links to the Kree.
She eventually became the green-skinned member of the Guardians that you might be a bit more familiar with from their 2007 run where she acted as a counselor for the group and used her knowledge of the mind to maintain a balance with all the very eclectic personalities of the group. While some of these elements will remain, it’s pretty likely that we’ll see the character get re-invented for the big screen by director James Gunn to fit into his vision for the story. Let us know your thoughts on the the actress and character joining that group of A-holes in the comments below.