In my ongoing effort to guess who else Marvel are going to bring into Phase 4 I have come onto Adam Warlock. Im starting to think I really should have began with him, after all his existence was teased at the end of Guardians of the Galaxy 2. If you dear readers can cast your minds back to the second Guardians movie you will remember that the team ran afoul of the artificially bread alien race known as the Sovereign. At the end of the film it is revealed that their leader has been working on perfecting the “Ultimate life form” and is calling him Adam. I presume this will be a slight against Peter Quill who is from Earth and possibly meant to be a “burn” against one of our creation myths. We the viewers are to assume that this will be Adam Warlock.
In the comics Adam possesses superhuman strength; speed; durability; stamina; agility and the ability to manipulate cosmic energy for energy projection, flight and recuperation (e.g., creating a cocoon for self-preservation and regeneration), and immortality (although he can be killed, he cannot truly die as Death cannot claim his soul).
How will he fit into the MCU?
In the comic’s Adam teams up with Gamora and journeys around the universe, eventually going up against the Universal Church of Truth. This to me could still make sense, as I believe that in the wake of the Snap billions of souls will be looking for answers and will find those answers within the Universal Church of Truth. Gamora is now someone who has lost everything, maybe she to will join this church and that is how Adam will find her as he hunts for the Guardians. I surmise that when he finds her he will realize she is not the Gamora he seeks and will use her as bate for the rest of the Guardians. This will eventually lead to him switching sides and joining the heroes.
He could be the new Rookie on the team, there to learn from them and his nativity in the team could be very refreshing.
Also I really think that the part would be perfect for Nikolaj Coster-Waldau.