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

By Tim Augustin - on 12 Oct 2021, 12:48pm

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

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Wait, you guys are in Marvel movies?

Marvel Studios has officially cast actor Will Poulter as Adam Warlock in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, after teasing the powerful superhero’s arrival in a post-credits scene for 2017’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. Notably, Poulter recently starred in Black Mirror: Bandersnatch.

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. #AdamWarlock #GotGVol3

— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) October 11, 2021

Deadline reported on the news, which writer-director James Gunn took to Twitter to confirm. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Adam Warlock was, “the role everyone want[ed],” since early August. Other rising stars shortlisted for the role were Bridgerton’s Rege-Jean Page and 1917’s George MacKay. 

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Adam Warlock is sure to make waves in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, with his comicbook counterpart being incredibly powerful. Warlock has energy-based powers and typically works with teams like the Guardians of the Galaxy and the Fantastic Four to battle cosmic-level threats, and has his own dark side in the form of a villain named Magus. 

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 will arrive six years after Vol. 2, on 5 May, 2023. For comparison, we’ll have gotten an entire Spider-Man trilogy by the time this sequel hits theaters!

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