James Gunn Looks To Keep Classic Mantis Look For Guardians of the Galaxy 2
Good news for fans of the Marvel Comics' Mantis as it looks as if the character will retain her classic look in the Guardians of the Galaxy 2 movie.
James Gunn shared a storyboard featuring Mantis where her antennae can be seen.
Update: Gunn offered the following on Facebook, which may hint the character look may be different (or not):
It's already #WhatWeShotWednesday. We've had an amazing week on#GotGVol2 - in fact I'd say the past two weeks may have been some of the most fruitful of my life. @pomin8r and Kurt Russell have been bringing it hard, and our DP Henry Braham has been killing it as well. It's wonderful having a great cast and crew, all one hundred percent committed to the cause. Today we shot this little piece. A certain new character may be somewhat obvious, the others not quite so much (and, I should add, please don't mistake my storyboard character shorthand for actual character design - another character in the film is presented throughout with a stovetop hat just so I know who he is!)
In the popular Abnett and Lanning Guardians of the Galaxy comics that inspired the movie, Mantis has telepathic and precognitive abilities. Star-Lord also used Mantis psy skills to form the team.
Pom Klementieff is playing Mantis in the film.
"Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" has a May 5, 2017 release starring Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Karen Gillan, Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel, Michael Rooker and Sean Gunn. New cast members include Pom Klementieff, Elizabeth Debicki, Chris Sullivan and Kurt Russell.