• Will Poulter will star as Marvel character Adam Warlock in “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3.”
  • Poulter told The Independent he had used “different diets over the past few months”.
  • “I wouldn’t recommend anyone to do what I did to prepare for this job,” the actor said.

‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3’ star Will Poulter says his workout routine for the upcoming Marvel movie is so intense he wouldn’t recommend it to anyone.

“It’s been a lot of gym work and a very, very specific diet,” Poulter said. The Independent.

The 29-year-old actor will make his Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) debut in James Gunn’s third film “Guardians,” which is currently slated for release on May 5, 2023.

Poulter will play a popular character from the comic books known as Adam Warlock. In the source material, the character is genetically created to be a perfect being.

He has blond hair, golden skin, and glowing eyes, and his superpowers include telepathy, superhuman agility, superhuman stamina, and the ability to manipulate energy.

The character’s introduction was first teased in an end credits scene in “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” in 2017.

A golden birthing pod in "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.  2."

Adam Warlock’s arrival was teased in an end credits scene in “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.”

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Since his casting, Poulter has remained generally tight-lipped about his role in the new film “Guardians.”

In his interview with The Independent, he talked about the annoyance of getting fired for the Marvel role.

Poulter said her diet involves consuming “amounts of food that you wouldn’t necessarily want to ingest” and not eating “enough food” at other times.

“I’ve been on a bunch of different diets over the last few months,” he said, explaining that he’s now at a stage where he’s maintaining his weight.

“I’ve been through periods where I was looking at food and felt like I couldn’t deal with it, then you blink and the next minute you’re ready to eat furniture because you have so much hungry,” he said.

Adam Warlock wielding the Infinity Gauntlet in the Marvel comics.

Adam Warlock wielding the Infinity Gauntlet in the comics.

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Poulter said his social life was also affected by his role and he was “in such a rigid routine that being able to go out to dinner with friends is not something I’ve been able to do”.

The ‘Dopesick’ star said prioritizing mental and physical health is the primary goal and “aesthetic goals should be secondary.”

“Otherwise, you end up promoting something unhealthy and unrealistic if you don’t have the financial backing of a studio that pays for your meals and training,” he said.

“I’m in a very privileged position in this regard, and I wouldn’t recommend anyone to do what I did to prepare for this job,” Poulter added.