Added some photos of Will at SDCC this past Saturday to the gallery! He joined the other cast from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 along with director James Gunn to do a panel about the movie. They showed an exclusive teaser for the movie, which included a first look at Will as Adam Warlock, but it hasn’t been released online yet. Hopefully we’ll get to see it soon! You can watch the full panel below (minus the exclusive teaser).
Will is featured in the Fall 2021 edition of Contents Man! There is a wonderful interview where he talks about his life, career, and his new show Dopesick – you can read a snippet from the interview below. I’ve added photos from the shoot to the gallery!
In watching several interviews you’ve done, the comment section is overwhelmingly positive with many noting how you seem so kind, articulate, and thoughtful. I know you’ve talked about the negative effects of social media on mental health, but do you feel that these positive comments affect how you view yourself or have you gotten to a place where your self-perception isn’t impacted by anything external?
I’m so grateful for the support I receive from anyone who watches my work. It is of course meaningful, and I don’t take that support for granted. At the same time, just as you can develop a negative opinion and put your mental health at risk by reading negative comments, if you put too much stock in the opinions of people online that you don’t know, I believe you’re also at risk of developing an inflated sense of self. I try to have my actions and my words in real life (that is to say ‘offline’) be my focus. I can’t control others’ opinions; I can only hold myself to a standard over my work and how I conduct myself. I try to stay out of the comment section if I’m honest. It’s hard and you see hurtful things all the time, but so many internet platforms are set up in such a way that people are tempted to come up with the funniest, harshest or most contradictory statement they can all in pursuit of likes, shares, retweets, etc. That often comes at the expense of another person’s feelings. Seeing strangers tear each other down in order to win the popularity vote from other strangers is such a bizarre concept to me. It’s best I don’t participate in any capacity if I can help it.
Other than acting, what do you feel most passionate about?
I suppose social injustice. I appreciate that’s a broad statement. However, I’m not sure which of the social issues I’m engaged with, I’m most passionate about. I do think one of the most impactful ways we can look to affect social change is by improving our education model. Two organizations I work with that are doing this are The Black Curriculum and Antibullyingpro in association with The Diana Award. Both of these enterprises believe in empowering young people with the knowledge and empathy for other people’s experiences in order to shape their surroundings for the better. It’s the reason I’m especially passionate about their work and they make me feel hopeful for the future.
Will has officially joined the MCU! It was announced that he will play Adam Warlock in the upcoming Marvel movie Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 3. Writer/director James Gunn confirmed the news on Twitter, and Will shared his gratitude. James also confirmed that the movie starts filming soon and is currently scheduled to be released on May 5, 2023. Congrats to Will for this huge opportunity!
After teasing his appearance at the end of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Adam Warlock looks ready to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe in the next installment of the hit franchise. Sources tell Deadline that Will Poulter has landed the role of Warlock in Marvel’s anticipated sequel. James Gunn is returning to direct, with Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige producing.
Like with any Marvel film, details behind the plot are being kept under lock and key. Production is expected to start in November.
The character was first teased in a post-credit scene of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, when Ayesha, played by Elizabeth Debicki, unveils to her chambermaid the perfect Sovereign she has created to help destroy the Guardians once and for all. Ever since that scene, fans have waited patiently to see who would ultimately play that character, with their wishes now granted.
Sources say Gunn and execs began their lengthy search for the person would be playing Warlock at the end of August, with Poulter meeting along with several other actors for the coveted part. As it is common with any major Marvel property, execs and Gunn took their time with the role given how excited fans were when it was first teased. In the end, Poulter’s test was too good to pass up.