By Keiran Southern, PA Los Angeles Correspondent
Black Mirror star Will Poulter has joined the cast of Marvel’s Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol 3, the film’s director has announced.
The British actor, whose big screen credits include We’re The Millers, The Revenant and Midsommar, will play Adam Warlock, one of the most powerful superheroes in the Marvel universe.
The character first appeared in Fantastic Four comic books in the 1960s.
As you guys know I often strike down false rumors, so… um…
Welcome to the Guardians family, Will Poulter. He’s an amazing actor and wonderful guy. See you in a couple weeks. #AdamWarlock #GotGVol3 https://t.co/RaNeGDIC0E
— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) October 11, 2021
Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol 3 director James Gunn revealed 28-year-old Poulter’s casting on social media.
He said: “As you guys know I often strike down false rumours, so… um… Welcome to the Guardians family, Will Poulter. He’s an amazing actor and wonderful guy. See you in a couple weeks.”
Warlock’s arrival in the third Guardians Of The Galaxy movie was teased in a post-credits scene for the second movie.
The character was created by revered comic book figures Stan Lee and Jack Kirby and has since become a mainstay in the Marvel universe.
In the comics, Warlock was created by scientists to be the perfect human.
Poulter starred in Black Mirror: Bandersnatch, the 2018 interactive film in Charlie Brooker’s popular series.
Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol 3 will also see the return of stars including Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista and Karen Gillan.
The film is scheduled to arrive in cinemas in May 2023.