It feels like a lifetime ago that Marvel first started planting the seeds for Adam Warlock to be introduced into the MCU. After an Easter egg included his cocoon in 2014’s Guardians of the Galaxy, his introduction truly began in one of the post-credits scenes from Vol. 2, where the Sovereign were revealed to be creating the iconic cosmic character.
Many fans were left wondering when in the world Marvel would get back to him—especially since Warlock missed out on both Avengers: Infinity War and Endgame.
Thankfully, that big-hanging plot thread has now finally been picked up by Marvel Studios, as the character is set to debut in the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. Actor Will Poulter will be the lucky soul that gets to bring such a massive hero to life.
An Adam Warlock Theory Debunked
In an interview with The Movie Dweeb, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 actor Will Poulter talked about his character of Adam Warlock, a potential romantic connection with Zoe Saldana’s Gamora, and working with James Gunn.
When asked about those Gamora rumors, Poulter simply responded with a confused, “huh?”
He continued after laughing, exclaiming how this theory was “breaking news to [him], and that “it’s probably best to assume [that it’s not happening].”
At one point in time in the pages of Marvel Comics, Gamora was a love interest for Adam Warlock, which spurred this fan theory in the first place.
The entire Warlock situation feels like the scenario where Adam starts off against the Guardians but ends up on their side by the end. Hopefully, the movie also touches upon the darker side of Poulter’s character, Magus, who could make for a massive villain down the line. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 hits theaters on May 5, 2023.