AceShowbiz - Reports recently emerged that Zac Efron could be joining the cast of "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3" as Adam Warlock. While the news has not been confirmed by Disney and should be taken with a grain of salt, graphic designer BossLogic couldn't help sharing his idea of how the actor would look like as the character.
Like his previous works, the mockup of Efron as Warlock is so detailed and looks realistic. The artist, who recently designed some posters for "Avengers: Endgame", wrote in the caption, "Haven't done a rumour casting in awhile, starting to hear Adam Warlock @zacefron talk so I thought this would be a fun way to get back into it :D hope you like it."
Adam Warlock, then known only as "Him", was created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby and first appeared in "Fantastic Four" #66-67. He was created by a group of Earth scientists called the Enclave as part of their effort to develop an army of perfect, invincible humans, but rebelled against them after knowing their evil intention.
He's known for his ability to create a cocoon around himself that protects and heals his body, even resurrecting him from apparent death. After a brutal encounter with Thor, Him encased himself in another cocoon and was eventually found by the human geneticist known as the High Evolutionary. The High Evolutionary gave Him the new name Warlock and he defended the High Evolutionary from the Man-Beast.
The character was teased in "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" when Ayesha of the Sovreign (Elizabeth Debicki) created a perfect being to take her revenge on the Guardians. This means Warlock and High Evolutionary could serve as the main villain in the upcoming third movie.
While plot details are not confirmed yet, Disney has reinstated James Gunn as director for the upcoming movie. The filmmaker had earlier finished the script for the film.
Gunn recently talked to Deadline about the firing and his reinstatement. "I just knew, in a moment that happened incredibly quickly, I had been fired. It felt as if my career was over," he said about his firing. Comparing the firing to a divorce, the helmer said he tried to maintain a good relationship with Disney and "didn't want to look back and feel bitter, upset or angry."
As for the way he reacted to the backlash over his old jokes, Gunn explained what was going through his head at the time, "I don't blame anyone. I feel and have felt bad for a while about some of the ways I spoke publicly; some of the jokes I made, some of the targets of my humor, just the unintentional consequences of not being more compassionate in what I'm putting out there."
Taking full responsibility for the consequence of his actions, he continued, "I know that people have been hurt by things that I've said, and that's still my responsibility, that I wasn't as compassionate as I should be in what I say. I feel bad for that and take full responsibility. Disney totally had the right to fire me. This wasn't a free speech issue. I said something they didn't like and they completely had the right to fire me. There was never any argument of that."
"The truth is I had a lot of anger at myself and I really had to try to put that aside," he added. "Because in the same way where I know what I've done wrong, I know that I've done a lot of wrong things in my life, things that led to this moment. I had to realize what I needed to do differently in my life. That was a part of all of this."
Gunn admitted he was "a little bit teary-eyed" when Disney's Alan Horn informed him that they wanted him back for "GOTG Vol. 3". "And then I had to go tell Kevin Feige I had just decided to do 'The Suicide Squad', so that made me very nervous," he shared.
As for what he plans to explore in the next movie, Gunn said that he wanted to complete Rocket's arc. "He has an arc that started in the first movie, continued into the second and goes through 'Infinity War' and 'Endgame', and then I was set to really finish that arc in 'Guardians 3'," he said.