While Marvel was releasing Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2‘s very first teaser image and officially confirming that shooting is underway for 2017, director James Gunn was quietly announcing the role of a new actress in the film.
Gunn was able to reveal that French actress Pom Klementieff will be playing the role of Mantis, a character first introduced in the pages of Avengers in 1973.
— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) February 17, 2016
In the way of many minor Marvel characters from the ’60s and ’70s, Mantis’ backstory is, well, complicated. There’s some mind wiping in there, some Oh They Didn’t Turn Evil That One Time It Was Just a…