Will Poulter, who is set to play Adam Warlock in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 teased his future in the MCU.
Upon the announcement that Will Poulter would be playing Adam Warlock in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, many fans were surprised by the choice, given that he’s a different kind of actor than conventionally expected for the role. However, James Gunn having such a distinct vision for his third and final chapter in his trilogy certainly has something specific in mind.
Production on the upcoming film has officially wrapped, and Will Poulter is pretty excited to introduce Adam Warlock to audiences. In an interview with The Playlist, the actor discussed the casting process for Guardians Vol. 3:
“I first auditioned in June of last year , and that was the first time I auditioned, and then I kind of got the role in September, I think. And then started shooting in December. I didn’t know what character, initially, I was auditioning for. I kind of knew sort of closer to the time [of casting] who I was reading for. Although I wasn’t familiar with Adam Warlock beforehand, I was very familiar with ‘Guardians,’ and it was kind of my favourite ‘planet’ within the Marvel Universe.
I’m just a huge fan of the tone and the creativity and James Gunn’s work and so many of the actors, you know, that I now get to call colleagues, which I’m very grateful for.”
Will we see Will Poulter as Adam Warlock in more MCU movies?
When asked about the future of his role as Adam Warlock after Guardians Vol. 3, Will Poulter responded with the following:
“I don’t know. I honestly don’t know what’s in store for me. I’m waiting to find out, and that’s the honest truth, but, needless to say, I’d love to sort of go on a journey with that character.”
Beyond his history in the Guardians of the Galaxy comics, Adam Warlock has also been featured in other Marvel comics over the years, with his earliest appearances being in Fantastic Four and Thor comics. Initially created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, he was subject to significant development by Roy Thomas and Jim Starlin.
The upcoming sequel is written and directed by James Gunn and 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 James Gunn film, as well as Will Poulter’s role as Adam Warlock, and be sure to subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more original video content.
Source: The Playlist