No matter how many times Avengers: Infinity War directors Joe and Anthony Russo, and Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn, tell us comics character Adam Warlock will not be the key to defeating Thanos in Avengers 4, fans remain completely insistent the protector of the Soul Stone will make an appearance.
Guardians Of The Galaxy 150 closes one chapter in the Marvel Universe and begins another. Adam Warlock returns and Infinity's End approaches. Adam by @AaronKuder & colors by Ive. pic.twitter.com/xoIMaBjrZk— Gerry Duggan (@GerryDuggan) November 30, 2017
"[Adam Warlock]’s not showing up in our stories," said Joe Russo. "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.”
James Gunn recently went on Twitter to answer a lot of fan's Guardians questions, one of which also confirmed Adam Warlock will not appear in Avengers 4 or potentially Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, writing, "
-Adam Warlock will NOT be in Avengers 4 (and I've never said he will be in Vol. 3).— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) May 9, 2018
-GotG Vol. 3 will be set AFTER Avengers 4.
-No, I will not give any hints on the Easter Eggs.
-Yes, all of the Guardians now understand Groot, as in IW.
Because I love Adam Warlock and didn’t want him left out of the MCU entirely. I wanted to create a space for him that would have to be filled at some time. Look at how long that first Thanos tease took to be fulfilled - and that turned out okay! https://t.co/b2VMbHPodo— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) May 10, 2018
I read and gave notes on the scripts for both IW and Avengers 4 a couple years ago; I knew of any ramifications by the time I started the script to Vol. 3 a year ago. https://t.co/gejiDxeBP1— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) May 10, 2018
I was stopped by TMZ at the airport & the guy asked me if I’d kill Batman if he was in GotG. I said “Sure.” “How?” “I don’t know, maybe throwing him off a roof.” So now these are the kinds of DMs I’m getting on IG. Calm down, guys. I’m not really going to kill Batman, I promise. pic.twitter.com/dcQxocya7I— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) May 10, 2018