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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 ended with a tease for the arrival of Adam Warlock, one of the most powerful figures in the Marvel comics universe. Now, Marvel Studios and director James Gunn are ready to make good on the tease and have cast actor Will Poulter (Maze Runner) as the Cosmic Crusader, Deadline reports.

Poulter has snagged the role, though any other details about the character and the movie are still under wraps. The search reportedly began just this August.

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In the comics, Adam Warlock is meant to be a perfect being. He’s one of the few beings in the comics who can handle the Infinity Gauntlet and, like Vision, is host to one of the Infinity Gems–the Soul Gem. Thanos is also one of Warlock’s frequent nemeses, and the character plays a role in the original Infinity War saga. After the tease at the end of Guardians Vol. 2, many fans theorized he would show up in Avengers: Infinity War or Endgame, considering his deep connection to the stones, the Guardians, and the Mad Titan Thanos.

With Gunn having just finished The Suicide Squad, it’s likely that Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 is early in development, though it is set to begin filming this year to hit its May 5, 2023 release date. That’s a long way off, but Marvel has lots of Guardians of the Galaxy on the way in the meantime. Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy is heading to all the current consoles–Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series S/X–on October 26, so make sure to check out our preview. Next year, during the 2022 holiday season, the Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special will premiere and will introduce “one of the greatest MCU characters of all time” according to Gunn.

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