There are lots of characters which fans want to see join the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and some of them will soon a debut. Following Avengers: Infinity War, Marvel Studios has hinted that several long-awaited heroes will enter the MCU to deal with the fallout of Thanos. Now, the director of Guardians of the Galaxy is hinting at one of those icons - and fans are naturally freaking out.
Taking to Instagram, Gunn teased fans about Adam Warlock's entrance into the Guardians of the Galaxy films. The director posted an Instagram story which pictured him lying down whilst reading a Warlock trade.
"A little night reading," Gunn captioned the photo before it disappeared from his follower's feeds.
Fans have known for awhile now that Gunn was making plans to bring Adam Warlock into the MCU. When Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 hit theaters, one of its many post-credits scenes saw Ayesha in the process of creating the humanoid. That's not even to mention the recent interviews where Gunn and Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige spoke about the hero.
Speaking with SlashFilm, Gunn admitted that Adam Warlock was originally part of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 before he got cut. He then said the hero wouldn't appear in Avengers: Infinity War but that he was coming.
"He's not. He's not in Infinity War. But he will be a part of the future Marvel cosmic universe and a pretty important part of that," Gunn said.
During a later interview, Feige then told SlashFilm if Warlock "appears anywhere in the future, it'll be in Guardians." With work underway on the third Guardians of the Galaxy feature, Gunn is no doubt figuring out how Adam Warlock will fit into a post-Avengers: Infinity War world. And, for now, all fans can do is wait and watch as the cosmic being gets created behind the scenes.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 currently enjoys an 87.06 score on ComicBook.com's composite rankings, and you can submit your review here. The official synopsis can be found below.
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.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is written and directed by James Gunn (Slither). The film marks the return of the original Guardians, including Chris Pratt (Jurassic World) as Peter Quill/Star-Lord; Zoe Saldana (Star Trek Into Darkness) as Gamora; Dave Bautista (Spectre) as Drax; Vin Diesel (Furious 7) as the voice of Groot; Bradley Cooper (American Sniper) as the voice of Rocket; Michael Rooker (Jumper) as Yondu; Karen Gillan (The Big Short) as Nebula; and Sean Gunn (Gilmore Girls) as Kraglin. New cast members include Pom Klementieff (Oldboy), Elizabeth Debicki (The Great Gatsby, Everest), Chris Sullivan (The Knick, The Drop) and Kurt Russell (The Hateful Eight, The Thing).
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is in theaters now. Spider-Man: Homecoming lands on July 7, 2017, followed by Thor: Ragnarok on November 3, 2017. After that Black Panther debuts on February 16, 2018, while Avengers: Infinity War hits theaters on May 4, 2018. Ant-Man and the Wasp is slated for July 6, 2018, followed by Captain Marvel on March 8, 2019.