A publisher called The Illuminerdi spread on Wednesday their “exclusive reveal” that Guardian of The Galaxy: Vol. 3 has begun its casting. They also claimed that the upcoming third installment in the GOTG franchise will finally see the MCU debut of Adam Warlock, who was first teased in a post-credit scene for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.
Depicted as one of the most powerful beings in the Marvel Universe, Adam Warlock first appeared in 1967’s Fantastic Four #66-67. He was introduced as a character named Him, before being renamed ‘Adam Warlock’ in Marvel Premiere #1 in 1972. Aside from his superhuman strength, stamina, and agility, this guy can fly, teleport, and manipulate matter. He also possesses cosmic awareness, making him someone close to a god.
It has been confirmed that the new film is set to start production soon this year. However, The Illuminerdi wrote in their article that Marvel is on the lookout for “a thirty year-old Caucasian man, who is described as both a super hero type and a Zac Efron type.” This is where the problem began. As it turns out, there’s no such thing as casting yet for GOTG 3, let alone the search for an actor to portray the buzzed-about space superhero.
This prompted Marvel film director James Gunn to intervene. In the wake of the rumor, the American filmmaker took to Twitter, retweeted The Illuminerdi’s post containing the article, and wrote, “There is no casting underway for Vol. 3. And in what world would I only cast a “Caucasian” if the character has gold skin? And if I wanted a Zac Efron type wouldn’t I go to Zac Efron? Where do you get this nonsense?”
There is no casting underway for Vol. 3. And in what world would I only cast a “Caucasian” if the character has gold skin? And if I wanted a Zac Efron type wouldn’t I go to Zac Efron? Where do you get this nonsense? https://t.co/dxZJUMvtVs
— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) March 10, 2021
True enough, who in their right mind would be looking for a “Zac Efron” type instead of Zac Efron himself? And if the website had only consulted Google, they would have found out that they were not the first to roll out the Zac Efron-Adam Warlock rumor. 2 years ago, a now-deleted Latin American Twitter account made the same claim. Not to point out the obvious but take note of the “deleted” word.
The lesson here is, do your research first if you don’t want to cross and get singlehandedly owned by the legendary James Gunn himself.
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