Why MANTIS Is CRUCIAL to Marvel’s Multiverse Saga – Celestial Madonna and Secret Wars EXPLAINED

Mantis is going to be the key to the Marvel cinematic Universe’s Multiverse Saga.

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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 gave a great send off to the OG Guardians, but it teased an even bigger journey for Mantis, the Guardian a lot of us took for granted. [rocket saying list everyone, chick with antenna]. So if we’re going to go off of the comics as source material, mantis is going to play a huge role in avengers secret wars, and could be the key to creating a new marvel cinematic universe.

We’ve got videos out now about the next cosmic crossover, star-lord crossing over witht eh x-mena and the eternals, what’s next for a warlock movie. But we’ve ben saving this one bcquse this is all about culminating the multiverse saga.

Volume 3 ended with Mantis leaving on a journey of self discovery. So let’s talk about what adventures lie ahead for Mantis, how her journey connects to Kang, Secret Wars, and the X-Men. And, how she may be on the path to becoming the MCU’s Celestial Madonna.

Doug: 🎶Cause we are living in a material world and I am a material girl 🎶

Different Madonna, but more on that in a bit.

So in Guardians 3 we hear Mantis talk about how her whole life she served Ego. Remember that Mantis, like Star-Lord, is also a child of Ego the Living Planet.

Her whole life she served Ego. Remember, she was one of ego’s many, many children that Yondu delivered to him. Ego hoped his kids would have a celestial spark inside them that would have allowed him to trigger the expansion. Ego killed the kids that were no use to him, but keot Mantis because her abilities helped hm to sleep. Remember that info for later

After joining the Guardians, she’s been a loyal member 0fnthe teeam, but never made her own decisions. So she ends Volume 3 leaving to go find herself and do what SHE wants to do. So basically a journey of self discovery, similar to the journey we think we’ll see Adam Warlock go on.

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Back to mantis. In the MCU, she has been a really fun character. She’s adorable, funny, and the way her and Drax carried the Holiday Special was phenomenal. We evcen finally got to see her fight, and brilliantly combine her empooatjic abilities with action. But I think it’s fair to say that the MCU’s version of the Mantis character hasn’t yet reached her fullest potential.

Co-creator of the Mantis character, Steve Englehart, has even said that he wasn’t pleased with the MCU’s take on Mantis.

He said, “I was not happy with Mantis’ portrayal–That character has nothing to do with Mantis. I will say that I liked the film quite a bit overall, they’re doing good stuff and I enjoyed my night at the movies so long as I turned my brain off to the fact that that’s not Mantis up there. I really don’t know why you would take a character who is as distinctive as Mantis is and do a completely different character and still call her Mantis. That I do not know.”

Now personally I’ve loved what the MCU has done with Mantis, but I can understand why Englehart felt this way about his baby. But with the direction they seem to be taking Mantis after Guardians 3, I think Englehart may be happy with what’s to come for the character. Like Mantis said, she needs to find herself. So we need to remember that she has yet to become her true self and still has a lot of growing to do as a character.

Doug: So in the comics, what is she, like a big bug or something?

Oh buddy, you have no idea. Mantis was first introduced in 1973’s Avengers #112. In the comics, we see Mantis taken and “mutated” by the Kree. The Kree being the enormous alien empire we’ve met before in the MCU.

Doug: Whoa, whoa, whoa, did you say mutated? [x-men music]

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