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Why 1 Marvel Writer Isn’t Happy with Mantis in GotG2

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 hit theaters last week, and so far everyone is loving it. However, one Marvel Comics writer, Steve Englehart, wasn’t thrilled with the introduction of a certain new character.

Mantis Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Marvel MovieSpoon.com
Mantis is one of the newest cast additions.

In a recent interview, he explained that Mantis, played by Pom Klementieff, wasn’t exactly as he and co-writer Don Heck wrote her.

“Well, I was not happy with Mantis’ portrayal,” Englehart said. “That character has nothing to do with Mantis.”

Related: Movie Review: ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’ Is Funny, Fast & Familiar

So what’s the problem? For the people who haven’t read the comics, apparently movie-Mantis is similar only in look. In the comics, she’s a human raised by a Kree cult. Once she was trained, her memory was wiped. In the film, however, she’s essentially Ego’s caretaker.

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