Avengers Infinity War: Where's Adam Warlock?
Adam Warlock is a major character in Marvel comics but will most likely not show up in Avengers: Infinity War or its sequel. Greg dives into MCU history of Adam Warlock in the MCU, why he's so important to the Infinity War saga, and what the future could hold for the ever-evolving perfect being.
by Ben Janca on
The lineup of characters in Avengers: Infinity War is truly remarkable. The film is the culmination of the Marvel Cinematic Universe to date, with a decade's worth of films--and their characters--coming together to battle Thanos, who's finally decided to show up. Even with the likes of Hawkeye and Ant-Man absent from much of the pre-release marketing, trailers and posters we've seen have been jam-packed with faces. And yet for all of the heroes and villains that Marvel has been able to work in so far, there are countless more that we've yet to see make the transition from the comics. One particularly notable example is Adam Warlock.
Fans have theorized that Warlock will appear in Infinity War, with some thinking he has the Soul Stone (which is, as of yet, unaccounted for). That has been shot down, though he remains a fascinating and extremely powerful figure who could have a major impact on the MCU if and when he's introduced.
In the video above, we provide a look at Adam Warlock, examine his role in the comics, and contemplate where he could fit and why we haven't seen him so far. The artificial human named Him was created to be the "perfect human," and as someone who exists outside the confines of destiny, no one in the MCU can predict what his future holds.
As for what happens in Infinity War, we have some guesses as to who will live and die. It's Marvel's longest film to date, which makes sense, given how much it has to pack in. It releases in theaters on April 27; in the meantime, get caught up with our MCU recap and suggested watch order.