In Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, Will Poulter will play superhero Adam Warlock. He opened up about the intense physical transformation and strict diets he went through to play the role in the upcoming Marvel movie.
expected for spring 2023 at the cinema, the third installment of the Guardians of the Galaxy adventures will mark the arrival of a new character and a new actor in the MCU. Indeed, British actor Will Poulter (Black Mirror) will play the role of Adam Warlock, a superhero from Marvel comics.
First appearing in 1967, Adam Warlock is a human created artificially by scientists. Their aim was to form an invincible army. In the comics, Adam Warlock is a former member of Guardians of the Galaxy. This group had been formed by Peter Quill, aka Star-Lord, to fight against cosmic threats. The character of Warlock has gone through several iterations in the Marvel Universe. Sometimes superhero, sometimes villain, Adam Warlock is one of the most anticipated characters in the MCU. In fact, director James Gunn teased a Rick and Morty cameo in Guardians of the Galaxy 3.
Will Poulter doesn’t recommend anyone do the same physical workout
During an interview with The Independent, Will Poulter explained that he cannot reveal much about his character. And for good reason, Marvel prefers to keep secrets the longest time possible. Recently, Zoe Saldana (the interpreter of Gamora) mistakenly revealed a piece of the Guardians of the Galaxy 3 scenario. She was obviously reprimanded by Marvel.
In any case, Will Poulter was able to reveal extreme physical transformation that he underwent to transform himself into the role of Adam Warlock. ” The most important thing is that your mental and physical health must come first, and aesthetic goals must be secondary, otherwise you end up promoting something unhealthy and unrealistic if you don’t have the financial support of a studio paying for your meals and training. I am in a very privileged position in this regard, and I would not recommend anyone to do what I did to prepare for this job. “, did he declare.
“I was looking at food and feeling unable to cope,” Will Poulter revealed
In addition to this physical training which was apparently very intense, Will Poulter also returned to his strict diets which allowed him to transform into Adam Warlock. He explained that: “ I’ve been on a series of different diets over the past few months. Now I’m in a maintenance phase, which is quite nice. I don’t eat large amounts of food and I don’t starve myself. I just maintain my weight. I’ve been through times when i was looking at food and i felt like i couldn’t cope with it, then you blink and the next minute you’re ready to eat furniture because you’re so hungry “.
We will not know more about the character of Adam Warlock, but the physique of the character is in any case not taken lightly at Marvel studios. Will Poulter’s testimony is reminiscent of Henry Cavill’s rigorous training to play Superman, then Geralt of Rivia in The Witcher series.
Source: Comic Book