English actor Will Poulter will be playing Adam Warlock in James Gunn’s upcoming “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3“.
The role was hinted at in the post-credits scene in the “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2”.
Production is set to start later this year.
“Welcome to the Guardians family, Will Poulter. He’s an amazing actor and wonderful guy. See you in a couple weeks.” Gunn tweeted Monday on Twitter.
As you guys know I often strike down false rumors, so… um…
— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) October 11, 2021
The character was first introduced in the late 1960s/early 1970s. Warlock was created by a group of researchers that call themselves “Enclave”, who were attempting to create the perfect being.
Gunn previously stated that Adam Warlock was one of his favorite characters. Gunn and Kevin Feige had previously stated that Warlock was important to the cosmic side of the MCU.
“Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3” is scheduled to debut on May 5, 2023.
He is known for his roles in movies such as “Maze Runner”, “Midsommar”, “We’re the Millers”, and “Black Mirror: Bandersnatch”.
Poulter recently appeared in Barry Jenkins’ Amazon Prime Video series “The Underground Railroad” and will be seen next in Hulu’s “Dopesick” miniseries.