By Andrea Towers
October 29, 2015 at 03:00 PM EDT
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Guardians of the Galaxy 2 is adding a new star to their roster — a very new star. EW has learned that actress Pom Klementieff has been cast in a “key role” in Marvel’s follow-up to the blockbuster 2014 film.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Marvel conducted an extensive search for an Asian actress to fill the mystery role. Klementieff’s credits include multiple film and television projects in France, as well as Spike Lee’s recent remake of Oldboy.

James Gunn returns to write and direct the superhero sequel, which features most of the original cast, including Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Bradley Cooper, and Vin Diesel. The film will arrive in theaters on May 5, 2017.

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