Ever since actress Pom Klementieff was confirmed to be playing Mantis in the highly anticipated sequel to 2014’s break film, Guardians of the Galaxy, fans have been eagerly awaiting any bit of information regarding her character’s look. Would she be green like in the comics? Or would they choose to go with a different look for the film? It’s something that director James Gunn has continually remained mum about, telling fans to be patient. Well, thanks to Entertainment Weekly’s annual SDCC edition, not only did we get another fantastic piece of concept art for Doctor Strange, but we also got our first look at the Guardians in the sequel – including Mantis. (Image can be viewed above!) What’s perhaps most interesting about this image is that it also seems to confirm one of the scoops from Geek.com earlier this year, as it looks like Nebula (Karen Gillan) and Yondu (Michael Rooker) do look to join the team this time around.
After the concept art – which was designed by Andy Park – was released, Gunn took to Facebook to talk about the image and tease more upcoming SDCC announcement. You can read his note below.
Gunn, along with a few cast members from the film, will be on hand at this year’s SDCC to promote the upcoming sequel. Those lucky enough to get into the Hall H panel will be among the first to see actual footage from the film! For the rest of us? Hopefully some of those announcements Gunn is teasing are confirmations for the rest of the cast – such as who Kurt Russell is playing. Or maybe even confirmation of Elizabeth Debicki‘s rumored role as Ayesha. Who knows? For now, be sure to follow along here for all things Vol. 2!
Source: Entertainment Weekly (via Reddit) and James Gunn.