While the “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” has been the subject of rumours and speculations as of late, official announcements regarding specific details and whatnot are still nowhere insight. Now, Marvel has been prowling for an actress to play an integral part in the upcoming sequel, and it seems the hunt has just drawn to a close.

Pom Klementieff, an actress known for her role as Haeng-Bok in Spike Lee’s “Oldboy,” has landed one of the “key roles” in “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.” According to the Hollywood Reporter, Marvel had conducted a wide search for the part that called for an Asian actress. While it’s still unknown which character she is going to portray, many speculate that she will add to the Guardian roster and play as the telepathic martial artist, Mantis.

“We have a new cast member playing a new member of the Guardians of the Galaxy and she was the most awesome and easiest person I’ve ever had to cast. She blew me the f*** away. She’s amazing, and I can’t wait to share her with the world,” said “Guardians of the Galaxy” director James Gunn during a recent Facebook Q&A.

The “Guardians of the Galaxy” line-up currently features Peter Quill aka Star-Lord, Gamorra, Rocket, Groot and Drax. In the comic books, the team has faced several iterations and saw other notable characters including Captain Marvel, Phyla-Vell and Adam Warlock added in the roster. As such, it’s not totally unexpected to see Gunn applying the same for the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Gunn notes that next week will see an official announcement made regarding the film. There has been an influx of news, speculations and rumours lately surrounding the sequel, and Screen Rant suggest that the timing makes “perfect sense.”

“Guardians of the Galaxy” is a sleeper hit that managed to gain critical acclaim and gross US$774 million (AU$108 billion) worldwide. Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Bradley Cooper, and Vin Diesel are set to reprise their roles.