Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 featured a number of memorable moments, but one of the most exciting occurred during a post-credits scene where Sovereign leader Ayesha revealed that she had created Adam Warlock to continue her mission to thwart the Guardians. A powerful and important character in Marvel Comics lore, many fans were disappointed when director James Gunn confirmed that Adam Warlock would not appear in Avengers: Infinity War. The news recently prompted one fan to ask Gunn if the decision had been affected by the choice to save the character as a tease for the end of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, to which the filmmaker responded by stating that the decision to exclude Warlock from Avengers: Infinity War had been made regardless of his inclusion Vol. 2.
You can view James Gunn’s comments in the post below!
Warlock was never going to be in IW, whether or not he was in Vol 2.
— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) June 5, 2017
As many fans know, Adam Warlock plays a pivotal role in the Infinity War comic book storyline, making his absence in the next Avengers film a source of confusion or frustration for some. However, this would not be the first time Marvel Studios has taken creative liberties with a comic book storyline, perhaps most notably in Captain America: Civil War, with positive results. So, personally, I’m confident Avengers: Infinity War will turn out just fine without Warlock’s involvement.
Set to the backdrop of ‘Awesome Mixtape #2,’ Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 continues the team’s adventures as they traverse the outer reaches of the cosmos. The Guardians must fight to keep their newfound family together as they unravel the mysteries of Peter Quill’s true parentage. Old foes become new allies and fan-favorite characters from the classic comics will come to our heroes’ aid as the Marvel cinematic universe continues to expand.
Directed by James Gunn, the film stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Glenn Close, Pom Klementieff, Elizabeth Debicki and Kurt Russell.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is now playing in theaters!