Thanos’ archenemy in Marvel Comics, Adam Warlock’s origin and powers will be an interesting story to watch unfold in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. Following a bunch of rumors that said The reborn Actor Will Poulter has been cast as the MCU’s Adam Warlock, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 director James Gunn confirmed the news. This means that years after being teased for the first time in 2014, Golden Gladiator is finally ready to cross paths with Star-Lord’s team and potentially become an MCU superhero.
Like Nova, Silver Surfer, and the Guardians of the Galaxy, Adam Warlock is one of the most important characters on the cosmic side of the Marvel Universe. In fact, he was the central figure in some of Marvel’s biggest crossovers of the 1990s, including Infinity gauntlet. For these reasons, fans have been waiting for him to make a splash in the MCU for several years. The first major provocation of his arrival occurred in 2014. Guardians of the Galaxy when a cocoon identical to his was seen in the collector’s museum. Then Marvel went even further by introducing his golden skinned race, naming him, and revealing his true cocoon in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.
While this felt like a clear setup for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3James Gunn challenged these theories by repeatedly pointing out that nothing was set in stone about Adam Warlock’s introduction. According to him, the taunts were included in the film to lay the groundwork for his eventual debut. Now, the mystery of whether or not it will actually appear has been solved, thanks to Will Poulter’s casting. And given its importance in the comics, Poulter’s appearance in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 It may not be the last time audiences see it on the big screen. Here’s who Adam Warlock is in Marvel Comics, what his powers are, and what to expect from his MCU counterpart.
Before getting the superhero codename he’s known for, Adam Warlock burst onto the scene at a Fantastic four Comedian like Him, a powerful being genetically engineered by a group of evil scientists called the Enclave. After escaping from his cocoon to forge his own path, Adam tried to choose Lady Sif as his mate, leading to a heated confrontation with Thor. After his loss, Adam Warlock spent some time trying to better understand who he is and his purpose in the world.
While contemplating his future, Adam Warlock had a fateful encounter with the High Evolutionary, who gifted him the Soul Stone, named him “Warlock” and sent him on a series of adventures. During this time, Adam Warlock befriended a group of children who taught him a lot about morality and humanity. He also struggled to control the Soul Stone, which, to his chagrin, drained the life forces of his enemies. After beating the villain known as Man-Beast, Adam Warlock moved on to the next chapter in his life and began his historic rivalry with Thanos.
A team with the Avengers and the original Captain Marvel led Adam Warlock to sacrifice himself and seemingly receive a happy ending by finding a new life in Soul Stone’s pocket dimension, Soulworld. Many years later, Marvel brought Adam back in a huge way and made him its main protagonist in various Thanos stories, including Infinity gauntlet, Infinite Crusade, and Infinity war. Ultimately, it was Adar Warlock who spearheaded the heroes’ plan to defeat Thanos and the acquisition of the fully assembled Infinity Gauntlet. After the battle, Adam Warlock formed Infinity Watch to protect the Stones and is still deeply connected to them today.
Adam Warlock’s powers make him immensely powerful with abilities that put him on a par with the highest level of Marvel superheroes. In fact, he is capable of prolonged confrontations with such strong characters as Thor. However, it is worth noting that Adam Warlock’s physical strength is not on the same level as the God of Thunder, Hercules, and the Hulk. That said, Adam Warlock’s powers easily make up for what little he lacks in that department. Adam can call on cosmic forces to enhance his strength, fly, project blasts of energy from his hands, and can regenerate from fatal injuries by retreating into a new cocoon made by himself.
Also, with all the changes Adam has undergone over the course of 50 years of comic book history, the character’s power set has been renewed numerous times, and some of the additions to his arsenal are teleportation, transmutation, and transmutation. quantum magic, one way. of magic that involves the use of the metaphysical energy that surrounds it. Among his best weapons was the Soul Stone, which had a vampiric effect on his enemies.
Obviously, several of the most important Adam Warlock stories have been removed from the table in the MCU by Avengers: infinity war and Avengers Endgame. In the comics, he was instrumental in the defeat of the Mad Titan, but he had no role in the movies’ version of events. Unfortunately, there is now no room for his relationship with Thanos to be depicted on the big screen, but that doesn’t make Adam Warlock’s Phase 4 introduction pointless. His MCU story could incorporate other characters linked to him in the comics, such as High Evolutionary, Man-Beast, and Adam’s evil counterpart Magus.
As for how Marvel brings it, it is expected that Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 It will continue with the setting of the second movie, which indicated that Adam Warlock’s first mission will be to seek revenge for Ayesha by going after the Guardians. Just like in the comics, Adam might start to question his place in the world and what he’s supposed to do. If so, he could abandon his mission and join Star-Lord’s team. In the comics, the first phase in Golden Gladiator’s life was a journey of self-discovery, and it makes sense for Marvel to lean in the same direction in the MCU. After all, Adam will essentially be an adult who has just been born, so there will be a lot to learn and discover in the span of a single movie.
At the end of the day, there’s a good chance that Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 it’s just the beginning of the Adam Warlock story. In addition to being a candidate for Guardians of the Galaxy 4 team, Adam has great potential for movies and shows outside of the franchise. While his arc in Gunn’s movie might be about finding himself, his upcoming appearances could serve as the next steps in his evolution to becoming the MCU’s main cosmic hero. Adam may have missed the fight with Thanos, but he could still be the one to rally the MCU heroes to victory in the next crossover movie, possibly as an enemy to Annihilus, the Magus, or even Kang the Conqueror.