Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 adds comic cannon character to cast

It was previously announced that French actress Pom Klementieff had landed a mystery role in the Marvel sequel, and now Deadline is reporting she’ll actually be playing Mantis. As anyone who has read Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning’s 2008 era comic run that inspired the film can attest, she is a vital supporting player for Star-Lord’s misfit team of galactic heroes.

Mantis was originally introduced in Avengers #112 in 1973.  She is typically portrayed with psychic abilities with connections to the Kree.  Mantis has been everything from a part-time team member of the Guardians of the Galaxy, to in-house counselor in the comic run over the past few years.

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Dave Nelson

Dave Nelson

Originally from Minnesota in the United States, Dave has lived all over.  He currently makes his home in Ottawa, Ontario Canada where he lives with his wife and stepdaughter.  Dave works as an on-air announcer at Boom 99-7 (CJOT.) One of his first sci-fi memories was that of watching Star Trek the original series in reruns on Sunday mornings so, as you can imagine, that made quite the impression and was one of the inspirations for founding the Galactic Netcasts network in 2011.

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