Director James Gunn discusses why Tom Cruise couldn’t have played Adam Warlock in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 after Will Poulter to cast.
The much-predict trilogy capper for the Guardians of the Galaxy sub-franchise will finally be released this year after a series of delays.
It’s an understatement to say there’s a lot of excitement for the picture, which to slated to finish up the original Guardians of the Galaxy members’ narrative in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, having been given the premiere May release date by Marvel Studios.
Aside from continuing the story of the beloved cosmic heroes, GOTG3 will also include Adam Warlock. After much excitement, including many fan casting efforts, the character was confirm for the movie.
In a new interview with Empire ahead of the threequel’s release, Gunn explains why Tom Cruise couldn’t play Adam Warlock in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 and instead picked Poulter for the character. Read his entire quote below:
Everything We Know About Adam Warlock From The MCU
Due to his participation in the Infinity Saga comics narrative, Adam Warlock’s presence in the MCU had long to rumor.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, After being set up in the post-credits scene, there were expectations that he would have a role in Avengers: Infinity War & Avengers: Endgame, but that did not materialize. Instead, Marvel Studios postponed Adam Warlock’s MCU debut until the Multiverse Saga, which makes his position all the more intriguing.
Without bound by his most famous story in the paper, Marvel Studios has more creative freedom to use him however they see fit. Because his most well-known stories have already to adapt for the big screen, the MCU may be drawing inspiration from Warlock’s lesser-known exploits, which may be for the best because it helps the franchise better incorporate him into its storyline.
Warlock appears to be fighting Star-Lord and his team members in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. In the comics, Warlock joins forces with High Evolutionary, pitting him against the Guardians.
Could Adam Warlock Be The Ultimate Multiverse Hero?
While Adam Warlock lost out on being the major hero of the Infinity Saga, Marvel Studios might make him an important figure in the Multiverse Saga. Gunn could not discuss spoilers or what Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 what’s next for characters after the threequel, but it appears like Marvel Studios has huge plans for the character.
It is perhaps a better method to use the character because it allows the MCU more time to flesh out the character and make him worthy of playing a major role in Destin Cretton’s Avengers: The Kang Dynasty and Avengers: Secret Wars.