‘Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 3’ Director James Gunn Debunks Adam Warlock Costume Rumor

Are we getting a comic-accurate Adam Warlock?

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James Gunn has taken to Twitter to debunk a rumor that Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 would radically redesign Adam Warlock’s costume.

James Gunn’s third and final Guardians of the Galaxy film will introduce Midsommar and The Maze Runner star Will Poulter as Adam Warlock. In the comics, Warlock is a genetically-engineered being of incredible power. His arrival in the Marvel Cinematic Universe was teased in a post-credits scene in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, revealing his MCU iteration would be a creation of the gold-skinned Sovereign. A recent report claimed the character’s costume was going to be radically reimagined for the film, but James Gunn quickly shot down the rumor.

Adam Warlock’s MCU Costume

Like many Marvel characters, Adam Warlock has worn a few different costumes in his time. However, an exclusive report from Chippu claimed that Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3‘s version of the character would be eschewing his various comic book costumes in favor of an all-gold design with either no cape or a CGI one added later.

The report also suggested Warlock would be missing the gem usually seen on his forehead. This is perhaps a reasonable assumption, as in the comics this gem was the Soul Stone, which has now been destroyed by Thanos in MCU continuity. It is possible, however, that the Soul Stone will be replaced by a similar-looking gem with a different role in the MCU.

When the report was shared by The Direct on Twitter, James Gunn was swift to respond. The Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 director called the rumor “Absolute bulls**t.” A pretty definitive shutdown, then. While Gunn didn’t give away any details of what Will Poulter’s Adam Warlock will actually be wearing, this might indicate that the costume sticks a little closer to the comics than the initial report claimed.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 is written and directed by James Gunn and in addition to Maria Bakalova, stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Karen Gillan, Pom Klementieff, Sean Gunn, Sylvester Stallone, Will Poulter and Chukwudi Iwuji.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 is set to hit theaters on May 5, 2023. Stay tuned for all the latest news on the upcoming Marvel film and Maria Bakalova’s MCU role, and be sure to subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more original video content.

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