Will Poulter finally breaks his silence on taking up the role of Adam Warlock in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.3. He shares his excitement for the role and becoming a part of MCU.
Will Poulter Shares His Excitement
In a recent interview with Max on the red carpet event of Flip Your Wig, Poulter shared how he felt about playing Adam Warlock. He said, “I feel very, very lucky and very honored to [have] been welcomed into the Marvel family,” “Particularly into a franchise like Guardians of the Galaxy, which I regard to be incredibly creative and very, very unique. And [writer-director] James Gunn’s someone I really, really admire. So, [I] feel very lucky.”
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#MCU #MARVEL fans where you at? You ready to meet #AdamWarlock ? @PoulterWill is excited to join @JamesGunn in the next #GuardiansOfTheGalaxyVol3 He is such a great actor, and I honestly think he is goin to bring something so fresh and needed… Lets go!! https://t.co/zL2FxvBTak pic.twitter.com/FvcQSftFG1
— MAX (@ThisIsMax) October 19, 2021
When Poulter was asked about being ready to flex his debut in the MCU, he said, “I better get ready, I guess. I better get ready… Working on it, working on it.”
The news of Will Poulter playing Adam Warlock was given to the fans last week. And the news came from James Gunn himself as he tweeted, “As you guys know I often strike down false rumors, so… um… Welcome to the Guardians family, Will Poulter. He’s an amazing actor and wonderful guy. See you in a couple weeks.”
The movie is scheduled to be released in May 2023. And production is in full swing.
Adam Warlock in the Marvel Comics
The character was introduced in 1967’s Fantastic Four #66 as “Him”. Also, Adam Warlock is created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby. However, the first full appearance of the character occurs in Fantastic Four #67. And the character re-debuted as Adam Warlock in 1972’s Marvel Premiere #1. Roy Thomas and Gil Kane re-debuted this character in the said comic.
Adam Warlock’s MCU debut has been teased in the previous Marvel movies. In addition to 2013’s Thor: The Dark World and 2014’s Guardians of the Galaxy. However, the most apparent tease for Warlock’s debut came in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. The movie has a mid-credits scene that sets the premise for Warlock’s debut.
So, what’s the scene in question?
The mid-credit scene in the movie shows the leader of the Sovereign, Ayesha overlooking the creation of a new life form. We see her standing in front of a gestating sarcophagus like a cocoon. And she says, “That, my child, is the next step in our evolution.” She further adds, “More powerful, more beautiful, more capable of destroying the Guardians of the Galaxy. I think I shall call him… Adam.”
Although the character has never appeared in a major live-action movie, he has appeared in Marvel cartoons and video games. Before he makes his big-screen appearance, the character will appear in Square Enix’s video game Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy. And The video game will release on October 26.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 will release in theaters on May 5, 2023. Also, this is one of the few projects not affected by Marvel’s recent delays.