According to Avengers: Infinity War co-director Joe Russo, Adam Warlock was never set to appear in the movie.
With Avengers: Infinity War loosely adapting the events of the Infinity Gauntlet comic, many fans were expecting a key player in that comic, Adam Warlock, to make an appearance. These theories were compounded when Adam Warlock was teased in the post-credits scene of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. However, according to director Joe Russo, he was never meant to appear in the film:
That’s a James Gunn thing — we never intended to put Adam Warlock in Infinity War. We have so many heroes we have to service that you guys love and give them screen-time…You want to see the hero and villain to have an emotional connection. You wouldn’t have a connection to him [Warlock] as he doesn’t have a connection with Thanos and a built-up story,”
While it is sad that Adam Warlock won’t be making an appearance, it is understandable. Avengers: Infinity War already had to introduce around six characters on top of the few dozens already in the movie. Just for clutter purposes, it was the smart move. It also gives Adam a chance to shine in the third Guardians of the Galaxy film.
What do you think? Should Adam have made his debut in Infinity War? Or was it right to save him? Leave your answers in the comment section down below!
Avengers: Infinity War has a cast that includes Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Bettany, Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautisa, Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel, Pom Klementieff, Karen Gillan, Benedict Cumberbatch, Tom Holland, Sebastian Stan, Chadwick Boseman, Paul Rudd, Benedict Wong, Letitia Wright, Danai Gurira, Winston Duke, Tom Hiddleston, Tessa Thompson, Benicio Del Toro, Tom Vaughan-Lawlor, Terry Notary, Carrie Coon, and Josh Brolin as the Mad Titan Thanos. Here’s the official Infinity War synopsis:
As the Avengers and their allies have continued to protect the world from threats too large for any one hero to handle, a new danger has emerged from the cosmic shadows: Thanos. A despot of intergalactic infamy, his goal is to collect all six Infinity Stones, artifacts of unimaginable power, and use them to inflict his twisted will on all of reality. Everything the Avengers have fought for has led up to this moment – the fate of Earth and existence itself has never been more uncertain.
Avengers: Infinity War is in theaters now.