Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 is expected to introduce a number of new characters in the MCU, including High Evolutionary and Adam Warlock. The trailer of the third and probably the last film in the franchise gives the first look at these characters. Some of the things from the trailer even seem comic-book accurate, including the Guardians’ suits and their spaceship. However, not everything is the same as it is in comic books.
One of these things includes Will Poulter’s, Adam Warlock. Not everyone is happy with his appearance as fans claim that this is not how the character looked in comics. While some fans are criticizing his looks in the threequel, others are saying that people just nitpick everything Marvel does.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 Introduces Adam Warlock
The trailer of the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 revealed the first look of Will Poulter’s, Adam Warlock. The character was first teased in the post-credit scenes of the 2017 Vol 2. He appeared for a quick moment in the trailer fighting Karen Gillan’s Nebula.
In the post-credit scene of Vol 2, Sovereign High Priestess Ayesha revealed a cocoon, which was quite similar to his origin in Fantastic Four #66–67. The studio has yet not revealed many details about the character.
In comics, Adam Warlock was created by a group of scientists called Enclave in an effort to make a perfect army of perfect, invincible humans. However, details about his MCU origin revealed that Adam Warlock is a perfect Sovereign created by Ayesha to destroy Guardians of the Galaxy.
Although the film is yet to release, James Gunn has also praised Will Poulter for his performance. But fans are not pleased with his looks in the trailer. The MCU fans are talking about how his costume is not comic-accurate and that the studio needs to do better.
Fans Divided Over Adam Warlock’s Costume in Vol. 3
Fans are not happy with Adam Warlock’s costume in the threequel. Fans are saying that the studio needs to do a better job with casting and costume designing. Some even claimed that the costume is oversized for Will Poulter’s character. Fans also compared the character with James Bond’s Goldfinger.
Costume design is dying
— Placidusax (@JangO101010) December 1, 2022
not really people just nitpick everything marvel does
— *KD🐒👨🏿🌾 (@KdMcuexpert) December 1, 2022
Feels like the costume doesn't fit with his head
— ZNP (@Vaenced) December 1, 2022
this is the most overdesigned costume I have ever seen pic.twitter.com/XBJsUVZIvE
— LeDuckJG 🐈 (@FNinfluencer) December 1, 2022
worst mcu casting by far
— Morningstar holder (@L57899654) December 1, 2022
Not y’all hating on this guy from a literal two second clip.
— 💀Bounty #170☠️ (@BountyDestroyer) December 1, 2022
While some slammed the character’s looks in the threequel, others were satisfied with what the studio had to offer. One user even went on to say, “Not really people just nitpick everything marvel does.”
Some fans also claimed that this is just the trailer and that the character’s appearance can be improved in the film. They also pointed out the gem on his head asking, “What’s in his forehead?”
In comics, Adam Warlock is the bearer of the Soul Stone. However, all the infinity stones were destroyed by Thanos in the MCU.
Fans have been discussing if the filmmakers have just put in a stand-in gem, and some even claimed that there will be a twist with the studio revealing that the Infinity Stones cannot be destroyed, especially Soul Stone.
Not much information is available about Adam Warlock. Director James Gunn has revealed that the film will put its own take on the character, hinting that everything might not be the same as comics about the character.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 is set to release on May 5, 2023.