The cast list of Avengers: Endgame is sort of the opposite of Avengers: Infinity War, which sold itself as bringing together pretty much every hero in the MCU for the first time. This movie, on the other hand, has shrunk the central batch of characters down to the original Avengers plus a few faithful allies. However, there are bound to be a lot of welcome cameos as the story progresses. But could Adam Warlock be among them?
Fans have long theorized that the character, who played such an important role in the comic book Infinity Gauntlet saga, could appear in the film, but we’ve been told not to expect him. Intriguingly, though, a new Endgame magazine might suggest otherwise. Birth.Movies.Death’s commemorative mag on the movie is now up for sale on Forbidden Planet, with a few pages available to browse.
One double-page spread captures Adam’s cocoon, as introduced in a Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 post-credits scene, labelling him “The Golden Child.” Seeing as a couple of pages are dedicated to this character who’s never actually appeared before, does that mean Birth.Movies.Death know something we don’t and are preparing us for an Adam cameo?
If you ask us, it’s probably more likely that Warlock’s cocoon is just featured as part of the magazine’s look-back at key moments in the MCU over the years. Something the Adam tease in Guardians 2 will likely turn out to be when he eventually makes his debut. That’ll probably happen in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, though James Gunn wasn’t sure on that last time he talked about it.
Endgame directors Anthony and Joe Russo certainly don’t seem that interested in using him though, as they’ve previously said that Adam was cut from Infinity War as they wanted to mostly tell a new story and not slavishly adapt the comic book arc. This could’ve been a clever misdirect on their part, but we’ll take their words at face value for now.
Either way, we’ll know for sure soon enough, as Avengers: Endgame hits theaters on April 26th.
Source: Forbidden Planet