Adam Warlock’s MCU journey began back in 2017 at the tail end of “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.” Following their defeat at the hands of the titular group, the Sovereign and, more specifically, High Priestess Ayesha (Elizabeth Debicki), use their scientific resources to craft the perfect person to crush the Guardians once and for all. She names him Adam, and after almost five years of waiting, Deadline and James Gunn have revealed that the person responsible for portraying him in live-action will be Will Poulter.
For those unfamiliar, Poulter has been on the acting scene since 2007, making his debut in “Son of Rambow.” Although, a few years would go by before he really broke into the mainstream with the likes of “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader,” “We’re The Millers,” “The Revenant,” and two of the three “Maze Runner” movies throughout the 2010s. Some of his latest ventures include “Black Mirror: Bandersnatch” and “Midsommar.” The third “Guardians of the Galaxy” film will serve as his formal introduction to the superhero genre.
The arrival of Adam Warlock in the MCU has been a long time coming, though surely Will Poulter’s take on the classic character will make the wait more than worthwhile.