Empire Magazine has shared a new still from Marvel Studios' Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, giving us our best look yet at Will Poulter as the debuting Adam Warlock!
We did get a quick glimpse of Warlock in the teaser trailer, but this image marks our first time seeing the character's costume in its entirety.
Warlock's introduction was actually teased in one of Vol. 2's post-credits scenes, when Sovereign leader Ayesha created him to track down and take revenge on the Guardians. While it sounds like the team's destruction will remain his primary mission, director James Gunn hints that at some potential shades of grey to the mega-powerful being.
“It’s kind of more complicated than that,” he tells Empire. “But he’s definitely not a good guy. What we’re seeing is the infant form of Warlock, newly out of the cocoon, and he does not understand life very well. He’s basically a baby.”
A 6'3 baby with devastatingly destructive superpowers!
Gunn believes Warlock "could become a very important character" in the MCU going forward, and explains why he feels Poulter was the ideal choice for the role.
“People online were saying, ‘Oh, Tom Cruise should be Adam Warlock.’I wanted somebody who was youthful, and I wanted the person who had the dramatic chops and the comedic chops, not only for this movie but for what Marvel will use Adam Warlock for in the future.”
Check out the new still at the link below.
In Marvel Studios' Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, our beloved band of misfits are looking a bit different these days. Peter Quill, still reeling from the loss of Gamora, must rally his team around him to defend the universe along with protecting one of their own. A mission that, if not completed successfully, could quite possibly lead to the end of the Guardians as we know them.
James Gunn writes and directs Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, which stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Karen Gillan, Pom Klementieff, featuring Vin Diesel as Groot, Bradley Cooper as Rocket, Sean Gunn, Chukwudi Iwuji, Will Poulter and Maria Bakalova.
Kevin Feige is the producer and Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Nikolas Korda, Simon Hatt and Sara Smith serve as executive producers.