Marvel has officially announced a new cast members joining “Guardians of the Galaxy” franchise. As fans predicted. Kurt Russell will play Peter Quill aka Star-Lord’s (Chris Pratt) father, but the one thing to be more excited about is the arrival of the first LGBT character to the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).
The James Gunn directorial will definitely bring a twist to the story, and it is up to fans to guess what characters Elizabeth Debicki and Chris Sullivan will play. As most fans probably already know, Pom Klementieff will bring the half-Vietnamese, half-German superhero Mantis to life. Along with superhuman strength, she also has the ability to sense her opponents’ weak points.
Mantis would be a great addition to the Guardians, bringing more woman power to the crew, but Gunn does not stop at that. The director is planning on debunking the myth that “female superheroes don’t work” by bringing in one more badass lady, played by Debicki.
Her arrival in the film is also significant because she will play the first LGBT character ever in the MCU. The question remains: Who could she be playing? The two strong guesses we have for the question are:
Moondragon: She is the daughter of Drax the Destroyer (Dave Bautista), who he had assumed was killed by Thanos (Josh Brolin). She was raised by Thanos’ father, and is bald, like Nebula (Kare Gillan). Much like Mantis, she, too, is a powerful telepath and martial artiste. In the comics, she even had a relationship with Phyla-Vell aka Quasar. In the comics, it is the death of Phyla-Vell that pushes her to become a field agent for the Guardians of the Galaxy.
Phyla-Vell: In the comics, she is a friend to Drax and has superhuman strength. She can also fire energy blasts and fly, along with acting as an energy sponge. She has dated Moondragon, and is hinted as being a lesbian, whereas Moondragon has dated men, including Daredevil and Thor, as well as women. Although Phyla-Vell has gone by the name Captain Marvel, she is also shown as a close friend of Carol Danvers, the version of Captain Marvel MCU is planning to explore in 2019.
This means “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2” could help set up the stand-alone “Captain Marvel” movie, although Gunn has confirmed Danvers will not appear in “GOTG 2”.