Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 is still over a year away but we already have tons of theories about what awaits our favorite team of superhero misfits in space. Topping that list is the new character of Adam Warlock a much teased new character who could either be a great addition to the Guardians or destroy them were not sure which its going to be.Lets start with what we know about Adam in the MCU so far. His appearance is teased at the end of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. In a postcredits scene viewers find out that the Sovereign led by Ayesha have created a superweapon they call Adam and they plan to use him to destroy the Guardians once and for all. Further details other than the fact that Will Poulter has been cast in the role have been hard to come by in the nearly five years since Vol. 2.
That mysterious evil seeming origin story does line up with Adam Warlocks origins in the Marvel comics. Hes created by the Enclave a shadowy organization dedicated to pursuing scientific research often with nefarious plans on how to use it. They create Adam as the pinnacle of AI technology with powers like superstrength energy manipulation and telepathy. Those powers they imbue him with backfire however as he reads their minds discovers their evil plans and destroys their lab before fleeing to space.Eventually through a metaphysical series of events Adam becomes basically the guardian of a Counter Earth and is entrusted with the Soul Stone. Later on he becomes a direct enemy of Thanos across multiple different storylines. His allies include the Avengers as well as Drax and Gamora and hes involved at the founding of the Guardians of the Galaxy. His storylines also often involve the Soul Stone which he has a symbiotic voluntary connection with thats more powerful than any normal wielder of an Infinity Stone.
In the comics as you might guess from all of this hes definitely a good guy despite having been literally created to do the bidding of an evil organization. Director James Gunn has only dropped a few hints about the version of Adam well see in the movie.Oh hes the best. Hes the best. Hes killing it. People are going to really love Adam or love? Theyre going to appreciate Adam Warlock Ill say Gunn told Screen Rant when asked about Poulters performance as the character. We cant wait to see how Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 puts a new spin on this classic comic book character.