The Marvel Cinematic Universe is heading towards Avengers: Infinity War, and one step along the journey is Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2! So far, though, fans of Marvel’s cosmic superheroes have been surprised at one notable absence in the Marvel Cinematic Universe…
Who is Adam Warlock?
Inspired by Jesus Christ Superstar, in 1972 Marvel editor-in-chief Roy Thomas and penciller Gil Kane redesigned an old Stan Lee character as a ‘Messiah’ figure. Adam Warlock was created by a group of scientists calling themselves the Enclave, and was intended to be an artificial, perfect human; originally he simply called himself simply HIM. He’s a massively powerful and cosmic being who can create a cocoon for restoration and self-preservation.
It took writer Jim Starlin to truly turn Adam Warlock into a hit, though; as part of his focus on Marvel’s cosmic side, which saw him create the character of Thanos, Starlin brought Warlock into the saga of the Infinity Gems. Warlock was tied particularly closely to the Soul Gem, which was used as a mechanism to involve him in some pretty trippy spiritual journeys! Ever since, when there’s been a cosmic event, you’ve had Adam Warlock. When the Infinity Gems are in play, the odds are high you’ll find Adam Warlock nearby.
Fans have been excited about the possibility of seeing Adam Warlock on the big screen for quite some time, not least because of a glimpse of Warlock’s cocoon in Guardians of the Galaxy.
What are Warlock’s chances of entering the MCU in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2?
Warlock’s chances of entering the MCU are improving practically by the minute. and have independently reported that Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 will feature the character of Ayesha, played by Elizabeth Debicki. A little-known-character, Ayesha was also created by the Enclave. In fact, she was intended to be the Eve to Warlock’s Adam, the HER to his HIM.
Fans of Marvel’s cosmic range have long wondered when we’d be getting to encounter Adam Warlock. I’d go so far as to say it’s almost certain Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 will be Adam’s cinematic début, and that he’ll be sure to play a major role in Avengers: Infinity War.
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