‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Directors Open Up About Adam Warlock Absence

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Joe and Anthony Russo recently addressed why they made the decision to not include Adam Warlock in Avengers: Infinity War and next year’s Avengers 4. 

There is still so much that fans don’t know about the upcoming follow-up to Avengers: Infinity War but one thing that they do know is that Adam Warlock won’t be a part of it. The iconic Marvel character, who plays an integral role in the original Infinity Gauntlet comic storyline and sequels, had his arrival set up at the end of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 but Joe and Anthony Russo confirmed earlier this year that they wouldn’t include him in either Avengers: Infinity War or its sequel.

It was presumed that the character would be established in the next Guardians of the Galaxy film or another cosmic Marvel Cinematic Universe adventure, but it’s uncertain whether or not that will still happen. Joe and Anthony Russo recently took part in a Q&A after a Collider Screening Series event that included a screening of the directing duo’s latest film Avengers: Infinity War. During the Q&A, Joe Russo explained why he and his brother chose not to pursue Adam Warlock as a character in their Infinity War story.

“We had a lot of pre-established characters and sometimes characters from the books, again, being a comic book fan, I don’t want to see a literal interpretation of a comic book I’ve read a hundred times because I don’t wanna go to a theater and know exactly what’s going to happen.

For me, it kind of ruins the experience of going to a movie. And sometimes we’ll take the arcs that have been assigned to different characters in the books and reassign them to other characters. Or we’re just taking inspiration from the books and really deviating from the storyline, in which case, the characters aren’t applicable to what we’re trying to do in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.”

The creative forces behind the MCU have a knack for taking iconic storylines and updating them specifically for the characters in the films, especially Joe and Anthony Russo. The duo’s past films Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Captain America: Civil War take important elements from those iconic comic book runs but very specifically update them for the MCU.

We’ll be sure to keep you updated on all news regarding Avengers: Infinity War as soon as more information becomes available. Are you happy that Adam Warlock wasn’t crammed into Avengers: Infinity War? How would you like to see him introduced in the MCU after his brief tease in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

Avengers 4 is scheduled to be released in theaters on May 3, 2019.

Source: Collider (via ComicBook.com)

Thanos’ Outriders Resemble Venom In New ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Concept Art

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Avengers Infinity War Thanos Black Order Marvel StudioNew Avengers: Infinity War concept art reveals early designs for Thanos' Outriders and the horrifying creatures bear a striking resemblance to Venom.

During the battle of Wakanda, Thanos' underlings unleashed an army of the Outriders on Earth's Mightiest Heroes. Though the creatures were terrifying enough in the final version of the film, early concept art reveals that the Outriders initially resemble the Spider-Man villain turned anti-hero named Venom. According to Avengers: Infinity War concept artists, creating a design for Thanos' army that wouldn't be compared to Venom proved to be a challenge.

You can check out the first photo below and click "Next" to view the rest of the gallery!

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Thanos will return in the untitled sequel to Infinity War.

A culmination of 22 interconnected films the fourth installment of the Avengers saga will draw audiences to witness the turning point of this epic journey. Our beloved heroes will truly understand how fragile this reality is and the sacrifices that must be made to uphold it.

Directed by Joe and Anthony Russo, Avengers 4 is expected to star Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Benedict Cumberbatch, Don Cheadle, Tom Holland, Chadwick Boseman, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan, Danai Gurira, Letitia Wright, Dave Bautista, Zoe Saldana, Paul Rudd, Jeremy Renner, Brie Larson, Josh Brolin and Chris Pratt.

Avengers 4 is scheduled to be released in theaters on May 3, 2019.

Source: ComicBookMovie.com

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