The internet has lit up with memes and speculation upon the news that Will Poulter (“We’re the Millers,” “Midsommar”) will join the cast of “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3” as Adam Warlock. It’s an intriguing development, and fans are already wondering how the iconic comic book character will factor into the film’s plot. However, Twitter user @muhammadbutt had some different ideas about the news. “Also Will Poulter is 6’3 so we’re really going to have to start asking if @JamesGunn has a thing for big folks,” they wrote. “Lee Pace, Liz Debicki, Chris Pratt, Dave Bautista, the tree they got to play Groot… WHAT’S THE STORY, JAMES?”
People chimed in with their thoughts, but the user probably didn’t expect Gunn himself to get in on the conversation. The director responded, “The list goes on: Rainn Wilson, Liv Tyler, Idris Elba, Joel Kinnaman, Flula Borg, Nathan Fillion… I know, it’s a little weird. Perhaps unconsciously I like feeling short?”
Of course, not every character in a James Gunn movie can be a giant. That’s likely why Rocket Raccoon, who’s probably three feet tall in heels, is necessary to help bring balance to the Guardians roster.