Perfection is, of course, a subjective trait, but the Adam Warlock of the comics is characterized by his messianic, godlike visage and levels of power that often leave him in reserve for only the most potent of cosmic threats. Will Poulter’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 version of the character will likely be a slightly different take, judging by Poulter’s own comments at San Diego Comic-Con 2022.
Screen Rant reports that Poulter said his Adam Warlock was “very, very far from perfect,” which could indicate a change in the character’s personality, perhaps to go with the established comedic tone of the first two “Guardians” – to fit movies. The actor continued, “I think one of the cool things about this character is that [director James Gunn] certainly also allowed me to explore Adam’s imperfections as he orients himself. He’s still in his infancy at this point in the story, so he’s really trying [orient] in this world as effectively as a newborn.”
A superhuman who is also a full-grown infant could certainly be a good recipe for comedy. From the sound of those comments, it seems like a safe bet that Gunn and Poulter will explore a more humorous side of the character in a way that has never been more emphasized in the comics.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 is expected to be the final film in the Guardians franchise and will hit theaters on May 5, 2023.