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.