Will Poulter addresses Adam Warlock’s future in the MCU after being introduced in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. Adam Warlock was teased as part of The Sovereign, who have a grudge against the Guardians, in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. Adam Warlock has an impressive history in Marvel Comics as a powerful cosmic hero, which could set him up for an important role in the MCU’s future as James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy trilogy comes to an end.
In an exclusive interview with Screen Rant, Poulter discusses Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3’s Adam Warlock. He expressed his desire to do this character justice, especially as fans have shared their excitement. Poulter admitted he’s unsure about Adam Warlock’s future in the MCU, but he seems interested in continuing to explore him further. Check out the full quote and interview with Pulter below:
Will Poulter: I don’t know where he’s headed. And if I did, I would tell you, honestly. But I don’t. I’m very honored that he’s a beloved character, and that fans have been excited to see him. I’ve just been wanting to try and do justice to what James wrote. I’m excited to try and hopefully take him on and explore his evolution, but I don’t know exactly how that will look.
Where Adam Warlock Can Appear in the MCU Next
Introducing Adam Warlock in Phase 5 is an interesting decision because, in the comics, he is so heavily tied to the Infinity Stones and Infinity War. This creates freedom for Adam Warlock to explore other storylines from the comics, including The Universal Church of Truth. It also offers the opportunity to tell an entirely different story with Adam Warlock.
Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy story is coming to an end, and with it, this version of the Guardians. However, Adam Warlock could be the perfect hero to bring into the fold as a member of a new version of the Guardians of the Galaxy. Adam Warlock is an extremely powerful cosmic hero, but in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, he is still young, still figuring out his powers and moral compass. He could have a very similar arc to the other Guardians characters, but instead of working through years of trauma to become a hero, he could grow into a heroic character as he grows up as part of a team working to protect the galaxy as a whole.
The MCU is introducing new heroes with a second generation of Earthly heroes, including Kate Bishop, Cassie Lang, Shang-Chi, and Jennifer Walters. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 could follow a similar threat by introducing a new group to continue the original Guardians’ mission. This could be especially important with the multiversal threat of Kang, where powerful heroes, like Adam Warlock, could be a key part of the fight in Kang Dynasty and Secret Wars.