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Will Poulter cast as Adam Warlock for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3

Adam Warlock is finally joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe. After teasing the character in a post-credits scene in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, writer-director James Gunn has cast actor Will Poulter as the powerful hero in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3.

The rumor began earlier in the day, with Deadline officially breaking the news. It was then confirmed on Twitter by Gunn himself.

Warlock’s debut in Guardians Vol. 3 has never been in doubt. As far back as 2017, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige had no problem confirming that. “[Adam Warlock’s arrival] will not be until Guardians 3,” Feige told io9 before the release of Avengers: Infinity War, which was based on the Infinity Gauntlet comics. “Adam is not a part of Infinity War, which of course he is in the comics, but James [Gunn] did always really like Adam Warlock, and our version of Infinity War is the culmination of all the stories we told up to this point.”

Poulter himself has had a rather fascinating story up to this point. He got his start in the Sundance darling Son of Rambow and then played Eustace Scrubb in the third Chronicles of Narnia film, The Voyage of the Dawn Treader. From there he starred opposed Jennifer Aniston and Jason Sudeikis in We’re The Millers before breaking bad in The Maze Runner. Most famously, he appeared alongside eventually Oscar-winner Leonardo DiCaprio in The Revenant and after that, just started popping up all over in things like Black Mirror: Bandersnatch, Midsommar, and more.


Playing Adam Warlock though, one of the most powerful characters in Marvel history, is his biggest deal yet. And the inclusion of Warlock in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 certainly seems like these characters, under the eye of James Gunn might be wrapping up a trilogy, but there has to be more to come. You don’t just introduce Adam Warlock and not have him really, really make waves.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 starts filming soon and is set for release May 5, 2023.

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by Anonymousreply 44October 22, 2021 8:38 AM

Ever since I first saw him in Voyage of the Dawn Treader, I thought his big break would be playing Judy Garland. Looks, and same nervous energy.

by Anonymousreply 1October 12, 2021 12:36 AM

Was he actually part of Camp Podwall or just adjacent?

by Anonymousreply 2October 12, 2021 12:44 AM

[quote]Was he actually part of Camp Podwall or just adjacent?

I think just adjacent.

by Anonymousreply 3October 12, 2021 12:45 AM

The special effects better be huge to pretty Will (Fug) Poulter up to be Adam Warlock, the perfect human.

by Anonymousreply 4October 12, 2021 12:46 AM


by Anonymousreply 5October 12, 2021 12:48 AM

I remember when he left Twitter people kept calling him ugly.

He still uses it but only to promote "causes he cares about."

by Anonymousreply 6October 12, 2021 12:51 AM

*he left because people kept calling him ugly during the time his Black Mirror episode dropped

by Anonymousreply 7October 12, 2021 12:53 AM

That is very, very, very disappointing news. Adam Warlock is meant to represent the perfect man. Will Poulter is a fugly troll who can't act for shit. It's ridiculous he was even considered for the part, let alone cast.

by Anonymousreply 8October 12, 2021 1:01 AM

I love Will Poulter TBH, but yeah. He’s definitely a strange choice.

by Anonymousreply 9October 12, 2021 1:05 AM

There had previously been rumors alleging that Zac Efron was going to play Adam Warlock.

by Anonymousreply 10October 12, 2021 1:15 AM

He turns me on.

by Anonymousreply 11October 12, 2021 1:21 AM

They decided to go for a NATURAL beauty, r10.

by Anonymousreply 12October 12, 2021 1:31 AM

He was so distractingly ugly in Midsommar, sorry to say I was glad when his character was offed. Some people just have a face for podcasts.

by Anonymousreply 13October 12, 2021 1:37 AM

I never would have suspected Chris Pratt could play Star-Lord, and that turned out really well, so while my initial impression is negative, I’ll keep an open mind for the movie.

by Anonymousreply 14October 12, 2021 2:08 AM

He's gotten better looking over the years, so he should be fine in the role. Wonder if he'll keep his accent for the role.

by Anonymousreply 15October 12, 2021 2:35 AM

I'm surprised they didn't cast a black man.

by Anonymousreply 16October 12, 2021 3:02 AM

I would have preferred they cast his brother Levi.

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by Anonymousreply 17October 12, 2021 3:17 AM

Wow, gay comic book fanboys are just as mean and nasty as straight fanboys.

by Anonymousreply 18October 12, 2021 3:18 AM

R7, that's pretty mean.

by Anonymousreply 19October 12, 2021 3:21 AM

[quote]I'm surprised they didn't cast a black man.

He's literally gold-skinned. It wouldn't have mattered.

by Anonymousreply 20October 12, 2021 7:05 AM

He's a good actor, and statistically speaking we must be approaching a point were every relatively noteworthy actor has already been in or is already cast to be in a Marvel or DC movie so options must be getting limited.

by Anonymousreply 21October 12, 2021 9:32 AM

[quote] He's literally gold-skinned. It wouldn't have mattered.

Facially you could still tell if it’s a black man with gold makeup on.

by Anonymousreply 22October 12, 2021 10:12 AM

[quote]Facially you could still tell if it’s a black man with gold makeup on.

And Gamora is played by a Black Latina and Drax is played by a Greek Filipino.

The point is, when it comes to characters who aren't human, anyone can play them because they'll be wearing makeup anyway.

by Anonymousreply 23October 12, 2021 11:35 AM

British have a monopoly in casting. They no longer look for American actors anymore. There is no chance in hell this actor got the role based on talent, fame, or looks.

by Anonymousreply 24October 12, 2021 11:44 AM

He was pretty good in the rather unsettling movie The Little Stranger.

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by Anonymousreply 25October 12, 2021 11:53 AM

He was great in We're The Millers. And i love that he dressed up as Sid (from Toy Story) for Halloween.

by Anonymousreply 26October 12, 2021 12:36 PM

He has a meaty ass if that scene in 'We're the Millers' was any indication.

by Anonymousreply 27October 12, 2021 4:11 PM

He’s ugly-hot and has BDF for days.

by Anonymousreply 28October 12, 2021 4:22 PM

He was originally cast in the new LOTR prequel on Amazon , but left for whatever reason was announced. Fishy.

by Anonymousreply 29October 12, 2021 4:24 PM

Is that the project that features DL fave Augie Prew?

by Anonymousreply 30October 12, 2021 4:27 PM

R29 He may not have been able to travel to New Zealand to film during COVID.

by Anonymousreply 31October 12, 2021 7:38 PM

[quote] He has a meaty ass if that scene in 'We're the Millers' was any indication.

And meaty cock and gigantic balls.

by Anonymousreply 32October 12, 2021 7:41 PM

He’s physically big and delicious. I agree that he probably has a pendulous cock and lightly dusted, but big, musky balls. Indeed.

by Anonymousreply 33October 12, 2021 8:32 PM


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by Anonymousreply 34October 13, 2021 12:00 AM


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by Anonymousreply 35October 13, 2021 12:03 AM

Arnie Hammer should have been Adam Warlock

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by Anonymousreply 36October 13, 2021 4:44 AM

Arnie’s not good looking enough.

by Anonymousreply 37October 13, 2021 6:14 AM

Praying mantis/human hybrids everywhere rejoice!

by Anonymousreply 38October 13, 2021 10:01 AM

r36 Thank God he's not though.

by Anonymousreply 39October 13, 2021 1:00 PM

He IS looking more manly.

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by Anonymousreply 40October 14, 2021 6:31 PM

He was only good as Pennywise in It.

by Anonymousreply 41October 14, 2021 6:34 PM

That boy been eatin’

by Anonymousreply 42October 14, 2021 6:57 PM

R41 that was Bill Skarsgård.

by Anonymousreply 43October 15, 2021 5:14 AM


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