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Guardians of the Galaxy 2 Casts Pom Klementieff Possibly As Mantis

Posted By:Matt McGloin
Wed, 10/28/2015 - 18:19

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Update: It's reported Pom Klementieff is playing Mantis.

 

Do we have our Mantis for Guardians of the Galaxy 2?

THR reports Marvel and James Gunn have conducted a wide search for a mystery part, which called for an Asian actress, with relatively unknown French actress Pom Klementieff getting the gig in what is said to be a new key role for the film.

We can speculate it may be Mantis, who in the Marvel comics is half-Vietnamese and a part of the Guardians of the Galaxy in the comics.

Klementief did appear in Spike Lee’s recent remake of Japanese thriller Oldboy in a role that demanded physicality and martial arts. In the comics, Mantis is a grandmistress of the martial arts capable of defeating Captain America and has telepathic and precognitive abilities.

Guardians of the Galaxy 2 has a May 5, 2017 release.