During the post-credit scene of 2017’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Marvel teased the introduction of fan-favorite Adam Warlock, and fans have been eagerly awaiting the character’s appearance in a Marvel Cinematic Universe film. Considered one of the most powerful characters in the Marvel universe, Warlock is finally makiang it to the big screen. According to Deadline, actor Will Poulter will play the iconic role in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3.
The film’s writer-director James Gunn confirmed the news on his Twitter account.
“As you guys know I often strike down false rumors, so… um… Welcome to the Guardians family, Will Poulter,” Gunn posted. “He’s an amazing actor and wonderful guy. See you in a couple weeks.”
We first got wind of Adam Warlock’s possible appearance during that post-credit scene when Ayesha, played by Elizabeth Debicki, unveils to her chambermaid the perfect Sovereign she has created to help destroy the Guardians once and for all.
Gunn and Marvel set out on a lengthy search for the perfect actor for the coveted part and finally landed on Will Poulter.
Best known for appearing in films The Revenant and Detroit, the actor has kept busy more recently on TV, appearing in the Amazon miniseries The Underground Railroad, and soon to be seen in Hulu’s limited series, Dopesick.
Poulter also been in We’re The Millers, The Maze Runner, and played Eustace Scrubb in the third Chronicles of Narnia film, The Voyage of the Dawn Treader.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 is set for release next year and not surprisingly, Gunn and company have kept quiet about any plot details. But with Will Poulter’s Adam Warlock now a part of the film, you can expect some big things are coming.
After all, Adam Warlock was once a member of the Guardians in the comics, after being introduced in Fantastic Four issue 66, and developing into a godlike cosmic messiah. He was also very instrumental, if not the hero that saved the universe, in Marvel Comic’s Infinity Gauntlet saga, which Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame was based on.