James Gunn Seemingly Talks Up Casting 'Mantis' Actress In GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY: VOL 2

James Gunn Seemingly Talks Up Casting 'Mantis' Actress In GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY: VOL 2

Hit the jump and check out the latest from the Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol 2 writer/director as reiterates which characters won't appear, and praises a new member of the ragtag team



Yesterday saw the commencement of “pre-shooting” for the third “Phase Three” movie in the ever-growing Marvel Cinematic Universe, Guardians of the Galaxy: Volume 2. However, before principal photography gets underway, writer/director James Gunn once again took to Facebook to answer fan questions which revealed the exclusion of Infinity Stones, among other things. Also discussed during the 41-minute Q&A was the composer of the 2017 sequel, as well as the characters we shouldn’t expect to appear, and potentially new cast member Pom Klementieff, who is all but confirmed to join our space misfits as Mantis.
 
“Tyler Bates is back to do the score for Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol 2,” James Gunn said of the composer who scored the original movie.  “He’s already written a lot of music for the [sequel] because we play the score on set. And he has done one piece in particular which I think is just the greatest thing he’s ever done. So, I’m very excited about that.”
 
Throughout the video, James Gunn had reconfirmed the exclusion of Ronan the Accuser, The Collector, Supernova and Nova in the Guardians of the Galaxy sequel, but reassured we’ll have more of Nebula, Yondu, and Kraglin, as well as more with the original members.
 
When Gunn was asked which Volume 2 cast member was the easiest to cast, he had talked up a new female cast member, but wouldn’t share her name nor the role she plays. “We have a new cast member playing a new member of the Guardians of the Galaxy and she was the most awesome and easiest person I’ve ever had to cast,” he teased. “She blew me the [frick] away. She’s amazing, and I can’t wait to share her with the world.” We’re almost certain he’s referring to newcomer Pom Klementieff playing Mantis, but we may not know for sure until Marvel Studios announces the ensemble cast, which might be “Next week I believe...Or at least most of them [will be announced],” said the director. 



 

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Posted by James Gunn on Tuesday, February 9, 2016


Directed by James Gunn, Guardians of the Galaxy: Volume 2 stars Chris Pratt (Star-Lord), Zoe Saldana (Gamora), Dave Bautista (Drax), Bradley Cooper (Rocket Raccoon), Vin Diesel (Groot), Karen Gillan (Nebula), Sean Gunn (Kraglin), with Pom Klementieff (Mantis), and Michael Rooker (Yondu) and potentially Kurt Russell. And with filming set to start officially next week, February 11, in Atlanta, Georgia, Volume 2 is set for release on May 5, 2017. 

 

 

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