MCU’s Adam Warlock Reveals Workout Schedule and Intense Training for Role


After the character was teased in 2016 Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Adam Warlock will finally be played in the third installment of the series by Will Poulter. The British actor shared information about his fitness regimen for the role and expressed his thoughts on the acting method in a recent interview.

While Marvel actors like Brie Larson have already gone viral for their physical transformation, Poulter’s take on Adam Warlock will require further training for the actor. It’s mainly because the Sovereign created the character in the MCU, and he’s supposed to be the specimen of their race.

In the comics, Adam Warlock’s unique genetic background makes the character a pinnacle of physical characteristics.

What did Will Poulter say about his physical transformation for Adam Warlock?

Unlike his most famous role as Kenny Rossmore in We are the millers from the distant past, Will Poulter has swelled considerably since then. While the actor is nearly the height of Adam Warlock in the comics, he’ll have to bulk up to approximate the character’s heavy appearance at 240 pounds, as mentioned by the Marvel Directory. It’s a huge challenge because the significant weight of the comic book character is pure muscle.

Moreover, in the next Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, Poulter’s Adam Warlock is set to take on Chris Hemsworth’s enormous Thor Odinson. So Poulter has to bulk up more to look realistic and imposing against Hemsworth’s bulky 6’3″ frame.

In the interview, Will Poulter said:

“It’s been a lot of gym work and a very, very specific diet. Sometimes that means not particularly civilized. Amounts of food that you wouldn’t necessarily want to ingest. And other times, not enough food. I’ve been through a series of different diets over the past few months.”

The 29-year-old actor further revealed that he is in the “maintenance phase” of his physical transformation. According to Poulter, from now on, in the middle of filming the third Marvel and James Gunn film, he tried to maintain his weight and mass without eating too much food or reducing his body fat percentage. However, the actor may not have to follow this regimen as the chances of reshooting the film are low, with Gunn scripting almost all of his projects.

However, Poulter also commented on how unrealistic it would be for others to reach full fitness within months. He also said this type of training is not recommended for those who “don’t have the financial backing of a studio paying for your meals and training.”

Edited by Siddharth Satish

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