It’s been more than two years now since the arrival of Adam Warlock was first teased in the post-credits of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. And thanks in part to Disney’s ultimately reversed decision to fire director James Gunn from Vol. 3, it’ll likely be at least a couple more years before the character makes his MCU debut. Nonetheless, with a new image courtesy of popular fan artist BossLogic, we can already get some idea of how Adam might look when he finally makes the jump to the big screen.
The recently shared artwork imagines Nikolaj Coster-Waldau of Game of Thrones fame in the role. As it stands, we’ve seen no evidence to suggest that the Jaime Lannister actor is being considered for the part, but now that Thrones is finished, perhaps the time is right for the star to find new work in the world of superhero cinema.
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Though Marvel Studios remains quiet about their plans beyond Phase 3, one rumor that’s proved unusually persistent is that Zac Efron is in the running to play Adam. Meanwhile, another character who’s come up a lot in recent reports is Rocket Raccoon’s creator. It’s even become a prominent bit of hearsay that Star Wars legend Mark Hamill is being eyed for the part.
Regardless, there’s currently not a lot we can say for sure about Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, but the closing minutes of Avengers: Endgame at least offered a few hints. For one thing, it’s implied that the team will have a new member in Thor, who may have a bit of a rivalry going with Star-Lord. What’s more, though Gamora is no longer part of the gang, it looks like the new, alternate dimension version of the character will return for the threequel. In any case, there’ll be plenty of time for further details before the film goes into production, which may be as soon as next year.