Actor Will Poulter has been officially announced as the actor portraying Marvel character Adam Warlock in the upcoming MCU Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 film. The English born actor, known for films such as The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, We’re The Millers and Maze Runner will be joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe and will play a key part of the final Guardians outing in 2023.
At the end of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 we saw the Ayesha, High Priestess of the Sovereign Race, going mad over not being able to capture the Guardians. She has become obsessed with finding them, and has created a new being with the purpose of destroying the Guardians, a being she calls “Adam”. From that it became clear where it was all going.
Adam Warlock first premiered in Fantastic 4 #66 in September, 1967. He is genetically engineered, created to be the perfect living being. Originally the prototype for a proposed army of invincible soldiers, who rebelled against his creators, Adam became the host of the Soul Gem from the High Evolutionary.
He became protector of Counter-Earth until he chose to leave. He is most known for battling Thanos during the Infinity Gauntlet story, working with the Avengers to defeat the mad titan. He is an immortal being who’s soul cannot be claimed by death and is always able to regenerate.
It will be interesting to see how the character will be incorporated into the Marvel Cinematic Universe when both Thanos and the Infinity Gems no longer exist. Will he hunt down the Guardians or will he also rebel against his creators in favor of justice?
The James Gunn directed finale to the Guardians of the Galaxy series will premier in May of 2023.
What do you think? Comment and let us know!
Pirates & Princesses (PNP) is an independent, opinionated fan-powered news blog that covers Disney and Universal Theme Parks, Themed Entertainment and related Pop Culture from a consumer's point of view. Opinions expressed by our contributors do not necessarily reflect the views of PNP, its editors, affiliates, sponsors or advertisers. PNP is an unofficial news source and has no connection to The Walt Disney Company, NBCUniversal or any other company that we may cover.