Following the release of the script for “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” for free this week, filmmaker James Gunn has revealed that the upcoming third film in the series may not feature a key character it teased in one of the second film’s post-credits sequences – Adam Warlock.
Since the second film’s release, the assumption seemed to be that Adam was going to be heading to the MCU imminently as his character was seen gestating in a gilded cocoon of the Sovereign. Gunn also teased over the summer that he was reading up on the character.
Now though it looks like Gunn has changed his mind to some extent, revealing on Twitter that the character is not confirmed for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. and that it might take longer than initially thought for us to see him:
“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.”
Gunn previously revealed that it was a tough sell to get the character into the post-credits scene in and it has already been confirmed the character will not show up in the next two “Avengers” films. At the time he said:
“I awoke with a vision of the Stakar Ravagers scene in my head and couldn’t stop thinking about it for days. 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.
I had to fight for Adam in the post-credits sequence. Because I really thought that’s where that should go. And I thought one of the main reasons to have the Sovereign in the movie was to give audiences the hint that Adam Warlock is coming. That was one of the reasons for them to exist.
I wrote that post-credits sequence in the first draft of the script. And then there were a lot of questions about whether or not we should put that in there, because people were going to expect Adam Warlock in Infinity War.
So one of the things I promised – which I do all of the time on Twitter – is letting everyone know that Adam Warlock is not going to be in Avengers 3 or Avengers 4. It’s just not going to happen. Because I didn’t want people to have false expectations of what they thought was going to happen with Adam.”
So now it looks like Adam may not be in “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3” either, especially with the film now serving as the true launch title for the next ‘phase’ of Marvel films.