Adam Warlock is just days away from joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The Savior of Worlds is being portrayed by Will Poulter in live-action, a role that is sure to keep the Midsommar star around the franchise for years to come. Because Warlock is such a foundational part of all things Marvel Cosmic, Poulter had to undergo a thorough auditioning process that was largely surrounded in secrecy.
In fact, the actor tells us when he first started auditioning, he didn’t know the exact identity of the character. At that point, he was simply told it was an untitled character so as the keep his true identity under lock and key as long as possible.
“When I first auditioned for Adam and sent in a tape, I really didn’t even know who I was auditioning for,” Poulter tells ComicBook.com “I was auditioning for an untitled character, so that was confusing but eventually, I was drip-fed the information about the being I was trying to portray. I knew that this character had been teased at the end of the second movie, but it was a welcome surprise to find out it was a character that’s been steeped in this comic book history and crosses over with [Chukwudi Iwuji’s] character.”
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What is Guardians of the Galaxy 3 going to be about?
Marvel’s synopsis for the sequel can be found below.
“In Marvel Studios’ Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 our beloved band of misfits are settling into life on Knowhere. But it isn’t long before their lives are upended by the echoes of Rocket’s turbulent past,” the synopsis reads. “Peter Quill, still reeling from the loss of Gamora, must rally his team around him on a dangerous mission to save Rocket’s life-a mission that, if not completed successfully, could quite possibly lead to the end of the Guardians as we know them.”
The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special, and the rest of the Guardians franchise, is now available exclusively on Disney+ while Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 hits theaters on May 5th.
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