Will Adam Warlock Be in 'Avengers: Endgame'? What We Know About the Teased Hero

Viewers of the MCU know all about the classic super heroes. Iron Man, Captain America, the Hulk and over a dozen other cape-wearing crusader flood the Avengers Quinjet with the most epic of backstories. There are still a few leftovers that haven't made their way to the MCU yet like Moon Knight, the Wrecking Crew and most notably, Adam Warlock.

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Will Adam Warlock show up? Marvel

Making his comic book debut in Fantastic Four #66, Warlock has been a constant and significant force in Marvel comic lore. Starting out as a lab-created messiah figure with near infinite power, Marvel writers struggled to find a good storyline for the character. Traveling through space, he allies himself with Gamora and Pip the Troll, who's hairy wisecracking made him the comic relief of the Guardians of the Galaxy in the comics. Finding out about the Infinity Gems, it was Warlock who stopped Thanos from destroying the sun by sacrificing himself in the comic arc Infinity War and Endgame are partially based on.

Warlock has appeared in the comics multiple times over the years, even fighting an evil version of himself called Magus. He's even technically made a brief appearance in the MCU, appearing in his cocoon form in the Collector's museum and in a deleted scene from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.

Will Adam Warlock be in Avengers: Endgame?

James Gunn, the director of the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise, intended for Warlock to be part of the second installment, but eventually decided there were just too many characters already. Gunn went into more detail about his Guardian theories on Twitter in May 2018, saying that Warlock would not appear in what was then known as "Avengers 4."

Adam Russo, one of the directors of Endgame confirmed in a fan Q and A that "Yeah [Adam Warlock]'s not showing up in our stories. Look, our job as we said a million times is to tell the story of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, not to do direct adaptations of the comics because we're comic book fans. I have no interest as a director in telling a story that's already been told or in seeing one that's already been told. If I know all the events story as they're going to happen then what's the point of going to the film?"

Warlock is the last powerhouse in the Marvel pantheon to not make an appearance in the MCU, so it only makes sense for him to make an appearance eventually. Do you still expect to see him in Endgame , or do you think fans will have to wait until Phase 4? Let us know in the comments.

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