As if the pack couldn’t get more funner, three more members could just be joining our A-Holes for GOTG Vol. 2.
Sources at Geek.com has reported that Yondu, Nebula, and Mantis will be a part of the Guardians of the Galaxy in the upcoming sequel. Though we have already met both Yondu and Nebula in the first movie, Mantis is relatively a rookie to the cinematic universe. Yondu is a space pirate of sorts, but has been a team member in the comics; adding more possibilities for him to join the Guardians.
Nebula (Gamora’s sister) on the other hand was last seen escaping while the battle of Xandar was happening in Vol. 1. After warring with her sister and the Guardians we’re still not quite sure how she’ll be a part of them, but Geek.com has spoke out that it’ll most likely happen.
Aside from Yondu and Nebula, Mantis – rumored to be played by Oldboy’s Pom Klementieff is a new addition to the MCU despite her having a wide history in the comic books. Geek.com has reported that her backstory “ties into the Celestials, Kree cults, and the Guardians themselves.” Mantis’ powers include martial arts, telepathy and empathy.
It’s still uncertain whether these rumors are true, but we can all find out for ourselves when Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 opens on 2017.