After it was teased that the character would potentially make his appearance in another Marvel film during a post-credit scene in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Deadline has confirmed that The Maze Runner actor Will Poulter is now confirmed to play iconic Marvel character, Adam Warlock, in James Gunn‘s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. The casting was rumored a couple of days ago from The Cosmic Circus, and now it looks like it has been officialized.
Details of the sequel (and Poulter’s appearance) are kept under wraps, but Gunn will also be writing the screenplay and the film has a tentative release date of May 5, 2023, with production gearing up to start in November. Gunn will also be shooting simultaneously The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special which will premiere on Disney+ during the Christmas season of 2022 (no release date for the special have been confirmed).
The original cast of the first two Guardians films will return, though it is unclear if Poulter will be making his MCU debut either on the Holiday Special or Vol.3, though James Gunn has teased that the special will contain important plot points that will feed Vol.3, so maybe he’ll be in the post-credit scene? Who knows!
Fans won’t have to wait very long, however, to see the Guardians return, as Chris Pratt, Dave Bautista, Pom Klementieff, Karen Gillan, Sean Gunn, and Vin Diesel will return in Taika Waititi‘s Thor: Love and Thunder, which will release in theaters on May 6, 2022. If you’re already craving more MCU, you can now buy your tickets for Chloé Zhao‘s Eternals, set to release November 5!