If you are a devoted fan of Marvel comics, you have certainly been aware, for some years, with the various rumors of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (UCM). And the possible arrival of Adam Warlock, one of the publisher’s most powerful characters, in theaters became a much-anticipated moment.
We will still need to wait a while to see the character in full, but Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 has finally paved the way for the future appearance of the cosmic superhuman, who traditionally is one of the bearers of the Soul Jewel – one of the six Infinity Stones. -, and he must be one of the heroes who can help defeat Thanos. But that is a topic for another conversation.
The Guardians of the Galaxy gained some new friends in Vol. 2, but they also made a new enemy: Ayesha, the priestess of the Sovereign people. After suffering not just one but two defeats at the hands of the Guardians, one of the post-credits scenes of the feature showed Ayesha in a state of helplessness, while thinking of a way to successfully defeat the team, as well as what he would hear from the other Sovereign leaders. , because of its flaws.
In this, Ayesha says he created the next step in the evolution of his race’s DNA. Sitting next to a golden cocoon, which emitted some lights, she promised to create a warrior “more than capable of destroying the Guardians of the Galaxy”, and decided to call him “Adam.”
Beginning with the Fantastic Four
But after all, who is this Adam? The character has a long and complicated history in the Marvel Universe, but it all started in 1967, when the character was created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, and appeared for the first time in editions 66 and 67 of Fantastic Four, under the nickname “He ”, A man created by scientists to be the perfect human. This first appearance was short-lived, as Roy Thomas and Jim Starlin reintroduced Him as Adam Warlock, in the first edition of Marvel Premiere, in 1972. Here, Adam appeared as a messianic superhuman with super strength and speed, flight, and the ability to manipulate energy as you see fit. It can even develop a cocoon around it to regenerate itself.
Yes, Adam Warlock is a very powerful cosmic being, who is normally associated in the comics with Gamora, Thanos, Pip, the Troll and the Soul Gem, which has already been mentioned. He has already been in possession and protected her several times in his history in the comics, and if you have already noticed, she is precisely the only jewel that has not yet been introduced at UCM.
His connections with the Jewel and his super powers made Adam a key factor in the Infinity Gauntlet arc, in which he helps defeat Thanos and wields the Infinity Gauntlet momentarily, before spreading the Infinity Stones so that several superheroes will protect.
No Avengers: Infinity War
But if you’re already thinking that Adam will have a role in Avengers: Infinity War, you can get that idea out of your head. Marvel Studios president and producer Kevin Feige said the character will be of great importance in the future, but only in the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy films. James Gunn, director of two of the team’s films, emphasized that he has plans for Adam, and that he almost used him in Vol. 2, before realizing that he would be another character among so many others.
Gunn also confirmed that Vol. 3 will take place after Infinity War and Avengers 4, so did Marvel choose to leave the character out of his greatest comic story? Yes, but there are also some doubts about that. Feige said we shouldn’t see him in Infinity War, but he said nothing about Avengers 4. It is possible that he will be properly introduced in the fourth Avengers movie, in time to defeat Thanos and set the stage for Vol. 3, by Same time.
Hero and Villain
If he is a hero, then why will Adam be introduced as the ultimate warrior to fight the Guardians? First, the two films of the Guardians focus on turning enemies into friends, and then family. Warlock could start as a threat to the team, before gaining a spot on the team. In addition, the character has a history of becoming a villain. In the comics, Adam’s interaction with the Jewels created a perverse version of himself, called the Magus. And it would not be surprising if Magus appeared at UCM, if Marvel plans to use this incarnation of the character.
In short, no matter where and how he will appear, Warlock is a being of incredible strength and an important player for the future of UCM. He is also one of Marvel’s strangest characters, and has a long history in the publisher’s comics. Thus, James Gunn has enormous freedom to develop the version for the big screen of Adam Warlock.