UPDATE: It looks like James Gunn has responded to Illuminerdi’s story on the casting of Adam Warlock in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. The director is well-known for discussing these kinds of stories openly on Social Media, so he offers a quick response to point out the validity. He points out that the film is currently not casting and that if they were interested in someone similar to Zac Efron, he would simply approach the actor in the role.
There is no casting underway for Vol. 3. And in what world would I only cast a “Caucasian” if the character has gold skin? And if I wanted a Zac Efron type wouldn’t I go to Zac Efron? Where do you get this nonsense? https://t.co/dxZJUMvtVs
— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) March 10, 2021
It’s crazy to think that it has been almost four years since Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 released in theatres. James Gunn is slowly getting ready to start production on his third entry. It will finally continue the story of our favorite space heroes. The last time we saw them, they were heading out into space alongside Thor. The threequel will likely take place after the events of Avengers: Endgame. Yet, there was still one essential plot thread that has yet to get answered since the post-credit sequence of Vol. 2.
One of the main antagonists for the story was the Sovereign and the Golden High Priestess, Ayesha. After their defeat, she was getting ready to unleash her ultimate creation, which comic fans instantly recognized as the birth of Adam Warlock. After a long wait, we’ll finally meet the man in the cocoon in the upcoming third entry of the franchise. They are currently looking for a Zac Efron-type actor to take on the role, so they are looking for a 30-year-old Caucasian, who is a superhero type.
It’s funny to think back to when he first got teased. We didn’t know if he’ll get introduced in a Guardians film or another franchise. The Vision took over his role from the Infinity Gauntlet saga in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. In the comics, Warlock was the owner of the Mind Stone. It even was in the same spot. So, many wondered if he had any role in Avengers: Infinity War, which wasn’t going to release for another two years at the time. It will be interesting to see how he plays into the story and which angle James Gunn might take with the character. He will start production on the film once he finishes work on The Suicide Squad spin-off, Peacemaker. So, there is still time until we have anything official on the matter.