GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Star Pom Klementieff Has Discussed DCU Role With James Gunn; Talks Mantis' MCU Future

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Star Pom Klementieff Has Discussed DCU Role With James Gunn; Talks Mantis' MCU Future

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 star Pom Klementieff has revealed whether she'd consider returning as Mantis and confirms she and James Gunn have discussed a character for her in DC Studios' new DCU...

By JoshWilding - Jun 23, 2024 05:06 AM EST
Filed Under: DC Studios

Pom Klementieff first stole the show as Mantis in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. Following a memorable supporting turn in Avengers: Infinity War, the actress was given more to sink her teeth into in The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3.

The latter served as a potential end for Mantis' story, though the door was also left open for the hero to eventually show up elsewhere in the MCU. 

Talking at San Antonio's Superhero Comic Con this weekend, Klementieff weighed in on whether we'll see her play the fan-favourite Guardian again. "I'm always open to it, I love the character," she revealed (via @AgentsFandom). "I'm sure the fans would love to see it, but I don't know. It depends on the project."

There may be a good reason for Klementieff's hesitance; elsewhere during this panel appearance, the Mission: Impossible - Dead Reckoning star confirmed she's discussed a DCU role with DC Studios boss and Superman director James Gunn.

"Do you really think I'm going to answer this question? I just want to keep working with James, so we're going to keep trying to find ways to do that," the actress responded when asked who she could play. "Yes, we've been talking about one specific character, but I can't talk about that right now."

"It was always my dream to be an X-Men or part of a Marvel movie," Klementieff added. "Then, I saw the first Guardians of the Galaxy, and it became my first Marvel movie ever. Then, I got cast in the second one. I feel so lucky."

There are any number of great characters in the DCU who Klementieff would be a good fit for. While she played a goofy alien in the Guardians franchise, the latest Mission movie made it clear she's every bit as capable of playing a formidable villain. 

In social media posts, Gunn has made it clear on several occasions that he'd like to reunite with the actors he worked with in the MCU (while he's not expected to appear in the movie, Chris Pratt was recently spotted visiting Superman's set). 

You may recall the trades reporting some time ago that Klementieff had been cast in Gunn's upcoming reboot, only to backtrack when the filmmaker denied those claims. It's rare they get something wrong so perhaps she'll make a surprise appearance in the movie?

Let us know who you think she could play in the DCU in the comments section below.

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Gambito
Gambito - 6/23/2024, 6:08 AM
Whatever ma am unless you’re putting your hot ass in the Poison Ivy or Catwoman suit you can go royally [frick] yourself
tylerzero
tylerzero - 6/23/2024, 6:22 AM
@Gambito -

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TheVisionary25
TheVisionary25 - 6/23/2024, 6:09 AM
I’m assuming the project she’s in talks for is that rumored Huntress film where it’s been reported that Helena Bertinelli will be Half Italian & half Korean (Pom is the latter aswell).

If true then i would be cool with it because she is a good actress and has shown action chops aswell.

If not then I could see her as Lady Shiva or even Cheshire , possibly even Ice if Gunn is developing JLI.

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Slotherin
Slotherin - 6/23/2024, 6:16 AM
@TheVisionary25 - Cheshire seems likr a good fit.
ObserverIO
ObserverIO - 6/23/2024, 6:11 AM
Willow!
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Slotherin
Slotherin - 6/23/2024, 6:18 AM
@ObserverIO - we live in hope
SuperiorHeckler
SuperiorHeckler - 6/23/2024, 8:32 AM
MANTIS: Goes from being the Celestial Madonna in the comics to making people feel sleepy in the movies. 🫤 (I'm not ignoring her empath abilities but, feeling other people's current state of emotions doesn't exactly make anyone's Top-10 superpowers to possess.)
Baf
Baf - 6/23/2024, 9:13 AM
Arisa Rrab
Patient2670
Patient2670 - 6/23/2024, 2:10 PM
She was good in Mission Impossible. I like the idea of her as Lady Shiva or Huntress, But I also thing she might make a great Talia al Ghul. I hope he gives her a better part than the cameo in The Suicide Squad.
marvel72
marvel72 - 6/23/2024, 2:26 PM
I could see her as Punchline.

McMurdo
McMurdo - 6/23/2024, 5:55 PM
@marvel72 - damn that would be sick honestly.
HAUSMAN01
HAUSMAN01 - 6/23/2024, 8:05 PM
I wouldn't mind seeing her cast as Dr. Light User Comment Image (Hoshi),
Lady User Comment Image Shiva,Cheshire User Comment Image ,or User Comment Image Lynx
The1st
The1st - 6/24/2024, 8:39 AM
@HAUSMAN01 - All good choices, and her recent film credits suggest she could absolutely pull them off.
DemonTweeks
DemonTweeks - 6/24/2024, 2:42 AM
she was already in "the Suicide squad" as a blink and you'll miss it cameo in the bar but well deserving of a full role. shes great as Mantis and equally was in the latest M.I movie
Timerider
Timerider - 7/20/2024, 12:00 PM
I Love Pom, kick names, take ass, lol

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