While ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’ teased the introduction of Adam Warlock into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Jim Starlin is no longer sure if that will happen. The idea of bringing the character into the MCU was thanks to James Gunn, and his cacoon even appeared in ‘GotG’ thanks to Ayesha who was the High Priestess of the Sovereign. She created a perfect being named Adam as “the next step in our evolution” who was “more capable of destroying the Guardians the Galaxy” and any other threats against her race.
However, with Gunn no longer at the helm, Starlin’s access doesn’t seem to be what it once was. As he shares in a recent interview:
“At the time we’re recording this, the third Guardians movie is on indefinite hold. I don’t know what’s going to happen. I have my suspicions who they’re going to use for a director, but I’m not in that loop, so my guess is as good as anything you read online.”
While Starlin might be pulled in to consult with whoever does end up directing ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3’, at this time he is as in the dark as we are. With Gunn intending to use the character and much of his work likely being scrubbed from the MCU going forward so that Disney won’t have to give him a writing credit, it isn’t clear if Warlock will be used. Starlin does believe that we’ll eventually see him:
“So how much of Gunn’s script remains, how much of the game plan using Warlock in this movie and maybe down the line, you know, Marvel has their own master plan that supersedes all the movies. Feige is basically the captain of that ship, so I don’t know what he has planned, but I have high hopes that we’ll see old Adam coming to life.”
There isn’t a confirmation or denial that Adam Warlock will appear, but it does sound like Starlin still thinks he could.
Do you hope that the cosmic side of the Marvel Cinematic Universe will still find a way to bring Adam Warlock to the big screen? Does Jim Starlin know more then he’s letting on? Share your thoughts in the comments below, True Believers!
Source: Chuck Load of Comics