A flurry of new Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 information has been released so far this week, with a new teaser image and the confirmation that Kurt Russell has joined the cast being the highlights. Now, director James Gunn has also quietly revealed the newest member who will be joining Marvel’s lovable band of misfits for their next galactic adventure:
— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) February 17, 2016
For those not up on their obscure Marvel character lore, Mantis is a minor character from the 60s and 70s who is a telepathic martial artist and has a psychic link with plants. More recently, she’s been a member of the Guardians of the Galaxy since 2008 and serves as a team counselor of sorts. Sounds like she’ll fit right in!
Gunn has promised that other character additions will be made for the sequel, so don’t expect Mantis to be the only new member of the Guardians team.