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James Gunn Says Adam Warlock Isn’t a ‘Good Guy’ In Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3

January 17, 2023 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
Adam Warlock Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3 Image Credit: Marvel Studios

Will Poulter is playing Adam Warlock in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, and James Gunn says not to expect a whole lot of nobility from the character. Gunn recently spoke with Empire promoting the May 5th MCU film and talked a little bit about what to expect regarding the character.

On whether Adam is there to take down the Guardians: “It’s kind of more complicated than that. 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.”

On casting the character: “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 … He could become this really important character.”

You can also see a new pic of Poulter as the character below, per Empire: