Adam Warlock was teased in the mid-credits scene for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, and we get to see him in the flesh when Vol. 3 hits theaters next year.
Talking to Fandango, Guardians vet Chris Pratt hypes up incoming cast member Will Poulter who has been cast as Adam, and he says:
“That guy has got such charisma. I’m so proud of him. He did a great job. He’s an awesome Adam Warlock; he looks incredible… He reminded me sort of when I got cast as Star-Lord; this sort of transformation that was expected, the discipline around it, the eagerness to do it, and his willingness to go… he did such a great job.”
We had the privelage of talking to Will Poulter and Chris Pratt about Will's newest role as Adam Warlock in #GuardiansOfTheGalaxyVol3, and Chris was DOTING.
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With the Guardians series having ‘found family’ as the core of its themes, Pratt also talks about how he feels like a proud big brother when it comes to Poulter in the film. We don’t know what he’s going to look like in the series yet, but everyone kind of remembers how Pratt just completely got ripped for the first Guardians movie, and maybe that’s what we can expect of Poulter in the upcoming third volume.
We don’t know yet how large Adam’s role will be in the series, but seeing as he’s pretty much the nemesis of Thanos in the Infinity Gauntlet comics, we should expect him to be just as powerful in the films. My guess is, with this iteration of the Guardians expected to bow out in this film—Adam could end up leading the next team.
Then again, it’s just speculation.
Catch Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 when it hits theaters on May 5, 2023.