After being teased in one of the many post-credits scenes to Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Adam Warlock is finally coming to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Monday afternoon, James Gunn confirmed Black Mirror star Will Poulter will be playing the character in the MCU moving forward.
"As you guys know I often strike down false rumors, so...um...," Gunn said of the rumors popping up over the weekend. "Welcome to the Guardians family, Will Poulter. He's an amazing actor and wonderful guys. See you in a couple weeks. #AdamWarlock #GotGVol3."
As you might suspect, fans of the franchise are hyped. Keep scrolling to see what Guardians fans are saying.
Legend in the Making
Sometimes the most unexpected casting choices for comic book movies are the most GOATED, so don’t hate on Will Poulter for playing Adam Warlock. He’s a great actor and I always want great actors for these roles. The most recent example being Robert Pattinson as THE BATMAN pic.twitter.com/ltvp9xhIRL— BLURAYANGEL (@blurayangel) October 11, 2021
will poulter as adam warlock. anybody that’s mad about that should take it up with the lord himself. my husband’s about to EAT pic.twitter.com/bkgUb5bxT8— bre ❤️🔥 WILL POULTER MCU ERA (@BreOfficially) October 10, 2021
in celebration of will poulter getting casted as adam warlock, here’s his most iconic moment pic.twitter.com/7hmZcOIvmv— lexie 🎃 (@robpatnsvn) October 11, 2021
Going Against Type
I'm actually kinda glad they didn't cast a Zac Efron and went against type. Will Poulter seems like a dedicated actor and he'll probably do a great job as Adam Warlock. pic.twitter.com/kYrPcLNFaV— Sweeny (@StarlordSweeny) October 11, 2021
I don’t know much about Adam Warlock but it’s great to finally have him in the mcu. Will Poulter is a brilliant actor so I’m sure he’ll do him justice on the big screen pic.twitter.com/Hpc87j4qty— Aniq ⎊ (@aniqrahman) October 11, 2021
Y'all need to chill,
Will Poulter is a phenomenal actor and will definitely do justice by Adam Warlock pic.twitter.com/hZ6hjV3SyZ— That REDACTED Guy #NWH (@REDACTEDSpider) October 11, 2021
Will Poulter is a good actor tbh he'd be a good Adam Warlock pic.twitter.com/tlbohUUZ4h— 🎃Sekret Kombatant🎃 (@QuickestSilv3r) October 11, 2021
The first two Guardians of the Galaxy movies are now streaming on Disney+ while Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 is due to hit theaters May 5, 2023. I Am Groot and the Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special have yet to receive release dates.
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