Guardians of the Galaxy 2 SLAMMED by Mantis creator: ‘I was NOT happy’


Guardians of the Galaxy 2 SLAMMED by Mantis creator: ‘I was NOT happy’
  1. Guardians of the Galaxy 2 SLAMMED by Mantis creator: ‘I was NOT happy’
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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 starred Pom Klementieff as Mantis

Pom Klementieff portrayed the character in the new movie, directed by James Gunn.

However, she had undergone a fair few changes since the original comics - something co-creator Steve Englehart wasn’t best pleased with.

He told Polygon: “Well, I was not happy with Mantis’ portrayal. That character has nothing to do with Mantis. 

“I will say that I liked the film quite a bit overall, they’re doing good stuff and I enjoyed my night at the movies so long as I turned my brain off to the fact that that’s not Mantis up there.”

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Mantis is a Guardians comic favourite

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Pom Klementieff played the character

I was not happy with Mantis’ portrayal

Steve Englehart

He added: “I really don’t know why you would take a character who is as distinctive as Mantis is and do a completely different character and still call her Mantis. That I do not know.”

He did, however, have some kind words for the actress giving the actual performance in the Marvel smash.

“I wasn’t impressed with what they did with Mantis but the Mantis on the screen was entertaining, I liked her but that’s not Mantis,” he reasoned.

In the comics, Mantis does have the recognisable antennae and some empathetic powers, but she’s also a martial arts master.

Additionally, she originates from Earth - but Gunn wanted Chris Pratt’s Peter Quill to be the only character from this planet.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 has been a hefty success at the box office, and comfortably saw off King Arthur and Snatched in the US last weekend, d…

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