A newly released deleted scene from guardians of the galaxy vol. two confirms that Peter Quill/Star Lord (Chris Pratt) and Mantis (Pom Klementieff) are brother and sister in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Before the release of Guardians of the Galaxy Christmas Special This Friday, November 25, Marvel Studios released two new episodes of Marvel Studios: Legends on Disney+, one focused on Mantis and one focused on Drax (Dave Bautista). The first features the aforementioned deleted scene, which confirms a long-standing fan theory that in addition to being Star-Lord’s father, Ego the Living Planet (Kurt Russell) is also Mantis’s father.
“Why don’t you want me to tell him? He [Star-Lord] should know you’re his sister,” Drax tells Mantis in the deleted scene. “Our only connection [Ego] it is the source of his greatest shame. I don’t think so,” Mantis replies. It remains to be seen if the familial connection between Star-Lord and Mantis will be properly acknowledged in Guardians of the Galaxy Christmas Specialor maybe in guardians of the galaxy vol. 3the latter of which will be released in theaters on May 5, 2023 to conclude writer-director James Gunn’s Marvel trilogy.
When Star-Lord and company first met Ego in vol. two, the self-proclaimed Celestial was accompanied by Mantis. According to Mantis, Ego found her in a larva state, an orphan on her home planet, and decided to raise her as his own. However, MCU fans have long suspected that Ego was actually Mantis’ biological father, given his modus operandi of fathering many children across the universe as part of his quest for immortality. The recently released deleted scene makes it clear that such theories were correct.
GotG’s Christmas Special Premieres This Friday
Before guardians of the galaxy vol. 3 Concluding the team’s story of the same name, Drax and Mantis are ready to go on a Christmas adventure in Guardians of the Galaxy Christmas Special. The Disney+ TV presentation follows the two heroes as they try to cheer Star-Lord up by giving him the ultimate Christmas present: Mercilessly star Kevin Bacon.
Guardians of the Galaxy Christmas Special premieres on Disney+ on November 25, 2022. guardians of the galaxy vol. 3 Theatrical release May 5, 2023.
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