The Guardians of the Galaxy 3000 and Adam Warlock May Not be in Vol. 3
James Gunn recently dashed our hopes of seeing the Guardians of the Galaxy 3000 team and Adam Warlock, who were teased in Vol. 2’s post-credits scenes, in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3.
If you stayed during Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’s post-credits – this has become a common feature of all Marvel movies nowadays – then you would have been privy to a few bonus scenes, one of which involved Sylvester Stallone’s Stakar Ogord reassembling Yondu’s original Ravager team which consists of Aleta (Michelle Yeoh), Martinex (Michael Rosenbaum), Charlie-27 (Ving Rhames), Mainframe (Miley Cyrus), and Krugarr. In the comic books, this team goes by the name of the Guardians of the Galaxy 3000, and it was pretty exciting to see them on the big screen. However, if you were eagerly awaiting to see them return in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, then you have to temper your excitement.
In an interview with CinemaBlend, James Gunn revealed that he never intended to have the Guardians 3000 team and Adam Warlock show up again in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. “I didn’t promise either of those things [the Guardians of the Galaxy 3000 team and Adam Warlock] are coming together in Vol. 3! I am just sowing the seeds for what’s going to be in the future of the Marvel Universe. I mean, we saw Thanos how many years ago? You know what I mean? So I want to make clear that I’m not promising those things in Guardians 3,” Gunn explained.
The comparison with Thanos is an interesting one to make since Marvel has been teasing their big bad for seemingly ages now and we’ve been having glimpses of him since the first Avengers movie, which came out in 2012. That’s a long time to tease something, yet Marvel demonstrated that they are in no rush to introduce the villain and are willing to bide their time. It seems like they’ll be doing something similar with the Guardians of the Galaxy 3000 team and Adam Warlock.
Gunn’s comment also referred to Adam Warlock, who also goes by the name of Him, or just simply Adam. In the comics, Adam was created by a group of researchers known as Beehive who were trying to create the perfect human. It looks like his origins story may be changed a bit in the MCU since it looks like Ayesha will be the one behind his creation. Yet, Adam is meant to be her genetic twin, so there’s some sort of logic behind that. However, it doesn’t look like there’s much point in getting too excited about the MCU’s version of Adam Warlock since we may have to wait a while until we are properly introduced to this perfect human specimen.
As of yet, we don’t know when Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 will be coming out, yet Gunn teased that production may begin in late 2018, which would mean that the film’s release date would be sometime in 2020.