Guardians Of The Galaxy: Pom Klementieff Reflects On Mantis’ Evolution

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Pom Klementieff shares how her character, Mantis, has grown throughout the years in Marvel Studios’ Guardians of the Galaxy. The star also discussed how Mantis changed in the third movie.

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The cast of Marvel Studios’ Guardians of the Galaxy

Guardians of the Galaxy first joined the Marvel Cinematic Universe in 2014, introducing our favorite space guardians such as Star-Lord, Drax, Gamora, Rocket Raccoon, and Groot. The movie was a huge commercial success for the studio and was followed by the 2017 sequel, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.

James Gunn will spearhead the third installment, and with the movie coming out next year, it will feature new plots and backstories. The cast, which includes Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel, Karen Gillan, and Pom Klementieff, will also appear in the Disney+ holiday special show.


Pom Klementieff On Her Role As Mantis In Guardians Of The Galaxy

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Pom Klementieff at the San Diego Comic-Con

In her interview with Screen Rant at the San Diego Comic-Con, Klementieff shared her thoughts about Mantis and how her character has changed from the first movie to the third one.

She learned a lot more about herself, she’s on a journey of self-discovery, and she feels more self-confident and more in her own power. You’re gonna see more of that. She’s gonna be like, ‘Grr… More action, dude!’

Mantis has become a fan-favorite character despite being new to the scene and having only a few screen times. Her distinct personality and skill set make her stand out from the rest of the squad. Her friendship with Drax is also one of the interesting parts of the film.

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Dave Bautista as Drax and Pom Klementieff as Mantis

Fans will be hoping that Mantis will have more action scenes and a significant role in the third film. This time, she will be more confident in herself and will make a greater impact on the narrative.

Klementieff will reprise her role as Mantis in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, which is expected to arrive in theaters on May 2023. The movie will be the final chapter of the GOTG saga as previously announced by its director.


Written by Ariane Cruz

Articles Published: 2022

Ariane Cruz, Senior Content Writer. She has been contributing articles for FandomWire since 2021, mostly covering stories about geek pop culture. With a degree in Communication Arts, she has an in-depth knowledge of print and broadcast journalism. Her other works can also be seen on Screen Rant and CBR.