Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 carried out an inquisitive casting as they added relatively new-comer Pom Klementieff as the latest name attached to the sequel of 2014’s smash hit.
According to The Hollywood Reporter:
“Marvel conducted a wide search for its mystery part, which called for an Asian actress, doing several rounds of chemistry reads.”
Klementieff, who is of French-Canadian descent, and has mostly crafted her acting skills in French cinema debuting in 2008 with “Sans arme, ni haine, ni violence” (The Easy Way). She was a secondary character in Spike Lee’s 2013 Hollywood rendition of “Old Boy,” in which she showcased her boxing and martial arts ability. Her skills will suit her well in her upcoming outer space (mis)adventures.
Her other notable big screen appearances include “Loup” in 2009 and “Sleepless Night” in 2011. She also last appeared in the 2015’s romance-thriller “Hacker’s Game.”
The 29-year-old actress will be joining the core cast of Chris Pratt (Peter Quill / Star-Lord), Zoe Saldana (Gamora), Dave Bautista (Drax the Destroyer), Bradley Cooper (Rocket) and Vin Diesel (Groot) for the second installment of the comic-book-to-big-screen adaptation that grossed $774.2 million.
A lot of speculations have emerged on what character Klementieff will be portraying in “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” which will still be helmed under Director James Gunn.
Hit Fix recently brought together four Marvel female residents whose charm and appeal will fit well for the neophyte in Gunn’s well-written space opera.
The roll call begins with “Mantis” another being that possesses powers of “plant manipulation” and martial arts skills. The second character is the shape-shifting Moondragon who was kidnapped and raised in the planet Titan. The third character is Aleta Ogord aka Starhawk, an anti-hero whose abilities include flight and energy manipulation. Lastly, the genetic clone Phylla-Vell, who is gifted with cosmic awareness, completes the list.
Whatever character she will be portraying shooting is still due to start in early 2016 as “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2” is slated for a May 5, 2017, release.
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