Adam Warlock Is Not Confirmed for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3

In August, director James Gunn revealed that he fought to keep Adam Warlock's post-credits scene in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. Now, he has provided further information about why the character almost didn't appear in the film and explained the characters' future in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

"I awoke with a vision of the Stakar Ravagers scene in my head and couldn't stop thinking about it for days," Gunn wrote on Twitter. "We almost didn't include the Adam Warlock scene because he was definitely not in Avengers 3 or 4 and we had no plans for him in general."

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It's still not entirely clear when Adam will start factoring into the MCU's plans. Gunn avoided revealing whether or not Adam Warlock will appear in the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, saying, "And despite so many people thinking Adam will show up in Vol 3 that is something that we have never confirmed. Who knows how long it will take him to bake in that cocoon. That said, I love Adam. But the time must be right."

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The character was introduced in 1967 as "Him" in Marvel Comics' Fantastic Four #66-67 before his name was changed to Adam Warlock in 1972. He was tied to the Soul Gem in the comics, and ran afoul of Thanos, as well as Magus, an evil version of himself from the future. Although an early draft of the film featured Adam Warlock more prominently, the character appears in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 when Ayesha (Elizabeth Debicki) reveals a storage unit containing a being who she dubs Adam.

Written and directed by James Gunn, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is out now on Digital HD from Amazon Video and iTunes and on DVD and Blu-ray. The movie stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Pom Klementieff, Elizabeth Debicki, Chris Sullivan, Sean Gunn, Sylvester Stallone and Kurt Russell.

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