Marvel fans want Adam Warlock, and they want him in the MCU now. The cosmic hero has been a frequently requested over the years, and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 finally teased the character's debut. So, it's little surprise to see fan-art of the Marvel legend already hitting the Internet.
Over on Twitter, a popular artist known as BossLogic took a moment to mock up Adam Warlock's MCU aesthetic. The creator fan-casted Luke Bracey in the role, and the 28-year-old actor looks terrifying in this unofficial concept art.
The artwork shows Bracey donning Warlock's blond locks, and his eyes are glowing red with cosmic power. Suited up in a red number, Warlock is seen with a black tattoo running up the center of his chin, but his skin is notably different from that of his creator. Ayesha is the character behind the creation of Warlock, but this art doesn't give the hero gold-painted skin like his progenitor.
If you were wondering whether Bracey is in the running for Warlock, then you will have to keep guessing. There has been no word about the hero's casting as Marvel Studios is still working on its cosmic universe's stories. James Guun, the director of the Guardians of the Galaxy films, said he envisions Warlock's actor being rather young. So, sadly, Bracey could be out because that requirement.
The actor may be under 30-years-old, but Gunn has stressed Warlock has a childlike quality to him. The hero may have been formed as a full-grown adult, but his state of mind is not totally matured. It wouldn't be too surprising if an actor in their early twenties was cast to play the iconic cosmic hero.
For now, fans can only vie for their favorite actors to get the coveted MCU role, but BossLogic has given the fandom some art to chew on for now. Warlock isn't expected to make an appearance in the franchise until both Avengers 3 & 4 premiere, so it will be quite some time until the hero gets to leave his birthing cocoon which fans saw in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.
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Fans will be able to watch the line over and over again when Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 hits Digital HD on August 8, followed by Blu-ray and DVD on August 22.
Set to the backdrop of 'Awesome Mixtape #2,' Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 continues the team's adventures as they traverse the outer reaches of the cosmos. The Guardians must fight to keep their newfound family together as they unravel the mysteries of Peter Quill's true parentage. Old foes become new allies and fan-favorite characters from the classic comics will come to our heroes' aid as the Marvel cinematic universe continues to expand.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is written and directed by James Gunn (Slither). The film marks the return of the original Guardians, including Chris Pratt (Jurassic World) as Peter Quill/Star-Lord; Zoe Saldana (Star Trek Into Darkness) as Gamora; Dave Bautista (Spectre) as Drax; Vin Diesel (Furious 7) as the voice of Groot; Bradley Cooper (American Sniper) as the voice of Rocket; Michael Rooker (Jumper) as Yondu; Karen Gillan (The Big Short) as Nebula; and Sean Gunn (Gilmore Girls) as Kraglin. New cast members include Pom Klementieff (Oldboy), Elizabeth Debicki (The Great Gatsby, Everest), Chris Sullivan (The Knick, The Drop) and Kurt Russell (The Hateful Eight, The Thing).