Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 ended with a post-credits scene that teased the introduction of fan-favorite character Adam Warlock. The assumption has always been that Adam Warlock would be a full-fledged adult in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but director James Gunn quickly shot that down during an interview with IGN.
When asked if Matthew McConaughey was approached to portray Warlock, Gunn revealed that the actor’s age wouldn’t line up with his interpretation of the character:
“No, listen. I mean, I think McConaughey would be too old for the role, Adam Warlock is basically a baby because he is just being born. I get a lot of people giving me a lot of ideas for Adam Warlock online, but that guy is 65-years-old! How is that going to be Adam Warlock; He’s a baby! I got David Bowie all the time before David passed.”
It’ll be interesting to see how James Gunn’s iteration of Adam Warlock plays on the big screen, as he hasn’t specified anything beyond Warlock’s age. It’s entirely possible that Warlock could be played by an adult, but he has the mind of a “baby”, which is why Gunn might be wanting a different actor to portray the role.
The Guardians of the Galaxy will next be seen in Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War.
This film stars Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark (Iron Man), Chris Evans as Steve Rogers (Captain America), Chris Hemsworth as Thor Odinson, Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner (Hulk), Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Romanoff (Black Widow), Jeremy Renner as Clint Barton (Hawkeye), Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff (Scarlet Witch), Paul Bettany as the Vision, Chris Pratt as Peter Quill (Star-Lord), Zoe Saldana as Gamora, Dave Bautista as Drax the Destroyer, Bradley Cooper as Rocket, Vin Diesel as Groot, Pom Klementieff as Mantis, Karen Gillan as Nebula, Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Stephen Strange, Tom Holland as Peter Parker (Spider-Man), Sebastian Stan as Bucky Barnes (Winter Soldier), Chadwick Boseman as T’Challa (Black Panther), Paul Rudd as Scott Lang (Ant-Man/Giant Man), Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, Cobie Smulders as Maria Hill, Benedict Wong as Wong, Letitia Wright as Shuri, Danai Gurira as Okoye, Winston Duke as M’Baku, Tom Hiddleston as Loki Laufeyson, Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie, Benicio Del Toro as Taneleer Tivan (Collector), Tom Vaughan-Lawlor as Ebony Maw, and Josh Brolin as Thanos.
Directed by the Russo Brothers, Avengers: Infinity War will be released on May 4, 2018.