The Marvel Cinematic Universe is in need of an actor for Adam Warlock, and new fan art makes a compelling case for Luke Bracey to take the role. Ever since the first Guardians of the Galaxy, Marvel fans have been waiting for the day that Adam Warlock is brought into the MCU. With the way Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 ended, the wait for Warlock should not be too much longer. While he won’t be introduced in Avengers: Infinity War, he is expected to appear in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3.
Marvel Studios and cosmic supervisor James Gunn may not yet be in the casting stage for the role, but fans have had their favorites picked for years. Many of these suggestions may no longer be candidates with Gunn clarifying his desire to cast a younger male in the role. So, what about Luke Bracey?
Fan artist BossLogic is back once again and has worked his magic to envision Bracey in this role. The 28-year-old actor is much younger than popular suggestion Matthew McConaughey and has the potential to continue and rise through the industry – something the role of Warlock would all but ensure. He may still be proving his ability as a leading man, but he certainly looks the part.
With this just being fan art and there being no actual traction behind Bracey being cast, this design simply shows a variation of what Bracey could look like as Warlock. His naturally blonde hair matches well with Warlock’s comic look, but he could have a different look in the film. Based on how Ayesha (Elizabeth Debicki) and the rest of Sovereign race looked in Vol. 2, it is expected that Warlock too will have the gold-painted skin – unless Ayesha creates him with some differences on purpose.
Bracey has only been acting since 2009, but has found some notable projects in recent years. He rebooted Keanu Reeves’ role as Utah in the 2015 Point Break remake. While that project did not do as well as desired, he showed his dramatic chops in a supporting role in Mel Gibson’s Hacksaw Ridge. If he is eventually cast as Warlock, it would undoubtedly be his biggest role to date. That said, Bracey is already two years older than Debicki. Warlock’s age/physique has been teased to be an adult that is still quite young, so Gunn may desire someone even younger (think early 20s) to ultimately play the part. If he does go a bit older, Bracey could be a solid pick and certainly can pull off the superhero look.
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