The other day we learned that Canadian actress Pom Klementieff had landed a mystery role in James Gunn’s Guardians of The Galaxy Vol. 2. We had assumed that she would be playing the German-Vietnamese hero, daughter of Libra and fellow Guardian Mantis, and there’s now word via Deadline she’s indeed playing that character.
Mantis also has strong connections to Thanos and was trained by The Kree.
There’s also some speculation that other characters such as Adam Warlock and Thanos’ brother Starfox (possible replacement for Peter’s comic book father J’Son) could join the film. Starfox, is said to have powers that include romantic persuasion which might explain Quill’s charm with the ladies. Although, James Gunn has suggested that there will only be two new characters, so Mantis has apparently taken one of those spots.