Casting Adam Warlock For ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 3’

Adam Warlock Is Coming To The MCU But Who Play The Golden God?

For as long as he’s been rumored, there have never been any casting rumblings for Adam Warlock. But after ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2, it appears things will soon kick into overdrive. While the execution of Marvel Cinematic Universe villains leaves much to be desired, the casting choices are mostly spot-on. Ranging from Tom Hiddleston as Loki to James Spader as Ultron, great names have played some infamous baddies. To keep up that momentum, the MCU will need to find the perfect “perfect being”.

Below is an assortment of actors with something unique to offer. Since there are varying incarnations of Adam Warlock, I took some liberties with my casting choices.

Don’t forget to let me know your pick in the comments below!

4. Domhnall Gleeson

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– Familiar with Disney, Domhnall Gleeson can bring Star Wars experience over to the MCU side of things. As Adam Warlock in ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 3‘, Gleeson could bring a stern quality to the role. He’d be the perfect serious character to outset the over-the-top humor of the Guardians. When needed, Domhnall Gleeson has a vulnerable quality to his acting that could make Adam Warlock more three-dimensional.

3. Nikolaj Coster-Waldau

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– When looking online for casting suggestions, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau’s name came up often. Fans are familiar with his layered performance as Jaime Lannister on ‘Game Of Thrones‘ so he’s fresh on people’s minds. Though his age can hurt his chances of landing a long-term franchise deal, that’s a little hurdle to overcome for this role. No matter how the MCU wants to portray Adam Warlock, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau can do it all.

2. Mahershala Ali

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– Some questioned my choice of Mahershala Ali as Adam Warlock simply based on his race. Add the fact he can easily be painted gold like The Sovereign in ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2‘, Mahershala Ali has everything for this role. If asked to be cold and robotic, he can. If needing to be charming, his personality shines. Ali’s physique is superb, which is a must for this role, and that smile can light up a room.

1. Dan Stevens

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– Another actor familiar with Disney, playing Beast in 2017’s ‘Beauty and the Beast‘ has opened many doors for Dan Stevens. Seems like the next thing to do on the Hollywood checklist is join a major superhero film franchise. What better place to start than the MCU? Dan Stevens seems a creation made just for the role of Adam Warlock. Those blue eyes can pierce your soul, as well as his intense acting style.

What do you think of my choices?

Let me know in the comments below and don’t forget to say your choice!

EJ Moreno
EJ Moreno
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