One of the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s most exciting new characters is set to debut in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, and the actor bringing him to life has a lot to say about it. Will Poulter is expected to make waves when he appears as the iconic hero Adam Warlock in next year’s highly anticipated threequel. A long-standing member of Marvel’s intergalactic roster, Warlock has played a major role in numerous franchise-changing events since he was introduced in 1967. His presence in the MCU was first teased back in 2017’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, and fans have been eager to see him on screen ever since.
Following the big Marvel Studios panel at San Diego Comic-Con, Poulter got a chance to speak with Variety about his approach to playing Warlock. After being asked what it was like collaborating with director James Gunn, he explained:
Yeah, um, y’know, we discussed the fact that in the second movie his birth is sort of teased. So, it was about embracing this idea of him in his infancy. Y’know, he’s effectively a newborn and he’s just kind of trying to orientate himself and work out what the hell is going on. The difference between right and wrong. There was a lot of fun to be had with that but also, I think, a lot of genuine psychological exploration.Will Poulter
Poulter was then asked how it felt to see the first footage of himself in the role play for a room full of screaming fans. The audience in attendance for the panel was shown an exclusive early teaser for Vol. 3, something the rest of the world still has to wait for. The former Narnia star went on to call the experience crazy.
Yeah, it was crazy. It was legitimately the first bit of footage I’ve seen since being on set and checking out the monitor, making sure I didn’t make a total hash of it. But it was really fun to hear the fans’ reaction to it. That’s a really special opportunity, in Hall H of all places. Super grateful, and I’m really excited to see it now.Will Poulter
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 hits theaters on May 5th, 2023.