With both the Guardians of the Galaxy and the Avengers set to take on Thanos in Avengers: Infinity War, it’s only a matter of time before the MCU adds more cosmic superheroes to its roster.
It was plausible that the character of Adam Warlock might make an appearance in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, but director, James Gunn, clarified that Warlock wouldn’t be appearing.
In an interview with SlashFilm, Gunn said:
“I love Adam Warlock. He’s one of my favorite characters. In all truth, I wrote an early treatment where I had Adam Warlock as a part…this is your big scoop, because I don’t think I’ve told anybody this… It was Adam Warlock. He was a big part of the screenplay and I realized it was one character too many. And I adored the character. I adored what we had done with him. I think we did something really creative and unique with Adam Warlock. But it was one character too many and I didn’t want to lose Mantis and Mantis was more organically part of the movie anyway. So I decided to save him for later.”
As per Gunn’s comments on using the character in a future film, Marvel Studios President, Kevin Feige, made sure to let everyone know that Warlock would not be appearing in Avengers: Infinity War – in case anyone got that notion.
Gunn then revealed, “He’s not in Infinity War. But he will be a part of the future Marvel cosmic universe and a pretty important part of that.”
Although there hasn’t been official word from Feige or Gunn, it’s safe to say that Adam Warlock will appear in Guardians 3 as Feige said, “If he appears anywhere in the future, it’ll be in Guardians.”
Warlock made his first appearance in under the name Adam Warlock in 1972, but was in the comics earlier as “Him” in 1967. A group of scientists decided to create a perfect human which resulted in Warlock’s creation. He rebelled against his creators, had a conflict with Thor and left Earth to travel through space.
He possesses superhuman strength, speed, durability, agility and stamina while also being able to manipulate cosmic energy, flight, and recuperation (he can create a cocoon for self-preservation and to regenerate).
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For your next dose of intergalactic madness, check out Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 when it hits theaters on May 5.