AT recent tweet, one Marvel fan expressed a desire to see Dave Bautista’s Drax and Pom Klementieff’s Mantis continue their romantic relationship together in the MCU. Unfortunately for them, their tweet got response from Klementieff herself, who briefly summarized her opinion on the matter by replying, “Nooooo.”
Meanwhile, Klementieff’s response prompted a response from none other than James Gunn, who personally oversaw many of Drax and Mantis’ MCU adventures. The Guardians of the Galaxy writer-director used it tweet firmly squash any rumors of a possible romance developing between Mantis and Drax in the MCU, writing, “They are absolutely nothing alike.”
With Gunn and Klementieff’s tweets, it’s now safe to say that fans shouldn’t expect Drax and Mantis’s friendship to escalate into something else in the future. However, it’s certainly worth noting that neither Mantis nor Drax have shown any love interest in the MCU up to this point. Indeed, all that was known about Mantis and Drax’s love life was that the latter had a wife and daughter, both of whom were killed by Ronan the Accuser (Lee Pace).
The good news is that Drax and Mantis still have a chance of having their own love interests on screen at some point. However, there doesn’t seem to be any chance that either Drax or Mantis will end up filling that role instead of the other.
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