The first piece of concept art for next year's Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 has been released by Marvel Studios, giving the first look at what Pom Klementieff is intended to look like as Mantis, as well as the updated costumes of the full team.
Check out this piece by Andy Park (via Entertainment Weekly):
“[Mantis] has never really experienced social interaction,” said executive producer Jonathan Schwartz. “Everything she learns about dealing with people, she learns from the Guardians of the Galaxy, which is a very weird group to learn your social intricacies from.”
She stands alongside the broader team, which also looks to include Nebula and Yondu. But for many, it's that baby Groot on Drax's shoulder that'll get the most attention. According to Schwartz, he is the character that has undergone many changes since the original film.
“He doesn’t have the wisdom and experience of that Groot,” said Schwartz. “He’s a younger Groot and a more rambunctious Groot. The question is, is he the same Groot, just smaller? Or is he a different Groot that’s sprung up from the seed of the first Groot?”
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is scheduled for release May 5, 2017.