Actor Will Poulter will be seen playing the villainous Adam Warlock in “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, ‘Kiss writer-director James Gunn is set to begin shooting later this year.
“Welcome to the Guardians family, Will Poulter. He’s an amazing actor and amazing person. See you in a couple of weeks,” Gunn posted on Twitter.
British-born Will Poulter made his feature debut in 2007’s ‘Son of Rambo’ and 2010’s ‘The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Trader’.
However, Will Poulter is mostly remembered in 2013’s “We Are the Millers” as the awkward teenage kid who is bitten by a tarantula.
Poulter has also played exceptional roles in “The Maze Runner” franchise and 2015’s “The Revenant” and can currently be seen in the limited series “Dopesic” on Hulu, reports Variety.com.
Gunn teased the introduction of Adam Warlock in one of the mid-credits teasers in 2017’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,’ after Aisha, the leader of the Sovereign People, creates a creature named ‘Adam’, with the aim of destroying the Guardians of the Galaxy.
The character was first introduced in the late 1960s/early 1970s, created in a special cocoon that was, effectively, the entire human.
His powers – flight, super-strength, regeneration, energy manipulation – are extensive and rival those of the most powerful Marvel characters ever.
Much of Adam Warlock’s comic book history was associated with the Infinity Gems (called the Infinity Stones in the MCU), specifically with the Soul Gem, but judging by the events of ‘Avengers: Endgame’, it is not clear if they’ How many factors will there be in ‘Guardian Volume’. . 3′.
Another popular comic book storyline involves Adam Warlock’s transformation into Magus, an insane and dangerously powerful creature.
Whatever Gunn’s current plan is to include Warlock in the MCU, the filmmaker has said that he originally wanted to introduce the character in “Guardians Vol. 2′ but ultimately elected to postpone the start of ‘Vol. 3’.
The entire cast, including Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Karen Gillan, Pom Clementieff, Bradley Cooper (as the voice of Rocket) and Vin Diesel (as the voice of Groot) are expected to return for their third outing.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3′ is set to debut on May 5, 2023.