None other than James Gunn himself has confirmed the rumours that Will Poulter will be playing the eagerly anticipated role of Adam Warlock in the upcoming third instalment of the Guardians of the Galaxy MCU franchise. As you guys know I often strike down false rumors, so… um… Welcome to the Guardians family, Will Poulter. He’s an amazing actor and wonderful guy. See you in a couple weeks. #AdamWarlock #GotGVol3 https://t.co/RaNeGDIC0E — James Gunn (@JamesGunn) October 11, 2021 Warlock’s inclusion in the MCU was originally teased during the Thor: The Dark World mid-credit scene, before being confirmed in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 as the creation of Ayesha, and described as being “the next step in our evolution. More powerful. More beautiful. More capable of destroying the Guardians of the Galaxy.” Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3 is currently set for release in May 2023.