With the Marvel Cinematic Universe expanding with more and more characters, we have to show some love to the women of the films who should get as much attention as the dudes. No, really a lot of women of the MCU have come and gone like Natalie Portman and Gwyneth Paltrow. And while we are excited to be getting Marisa Tomei and Tessa Thompson as well, we’ve got to give it up to the ladies who are kicking butts and taking names.
Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol.2 welcomes back and introduces some faces to Phase 3 when it hits theaters this may and here is more about who we will be seeing on screen!
Zoe Saldana as Gamora
Playing the most deadly assassin in the universe is of course Zoe Saldana. The actress best known for her roles in other sci-fi adventures like Star Trek and Avatar films has been an advocate for more inclusion in cinema. She returns to bring more Gamora heat alongside her estranged sister Nebula.
Karen Gillan as Nebula
The barely unrecognizable actress, known for her role as Amy Pond on Doctor Who totally transforms as Nebula. Based off the trailers, we gather that the woman who left her sister for dead might be having a change of heart or change of squad for convenience as she finds herself on the side of the heroes while maybe not being a good person per say. We’ll find out where her loyalties lie in May.
Elizabeth Debicki as Ayesha
Definitely not a hero, Elizabeth Debicki goes from playing a golden age flapper in The Great Gatsby to playing a golden (no, really she is actually gold) leader of some high class aliens. She ropes the Guardians into doing her bidding but the team is very weary of her. Especially Rocket.
Pom Klementieff as Mantis
Newcomer Pom Klementieff joins the cast as Mantis, the companion to Kurt Russell’s Ego. In the trailers that have been released so far, we’ve seen that she joins up with the Guardians too and has the ability to know what people are thinking by touching them.
Glenn Close as Nova Prime
Legendary actress Glenn Close may return to reprise her role as the leader of the Nova Corps. In the first film, she was instrumental in working the team and being aided by them when no one trusted their intentions. When the Guardians saved her planet of Xandar and killing Ronan, she stripped them of their criminal charges.
Guardians of the Galaxy opens May 5th 2017