Who is Adam Warlock in the Marvel Universe
The Marvel Cinematic Universe is witnessing some drastic changes after ages. Almost for a decade MCU has followed a certain storyline and has relied on few characters (actors). While actors like RDJ and Chris Evans have already completed their tenure in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. On the other hand, actors like Chris Hemsworth and Chris Pratt are on the verge of their MCU journeys. It’s almost the end of an era for Marvel fans. But when a place is vacant someone needs to fill the void. It seems that Adam Warlock’s appearance in the upcoming movie ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3’ will be a prominent step in creating the next line of Superheroes in the Marvel Universe. So let’s explore Who is Adam Warlock in the Marvel Universe and his origin & storyline in the Marvel Comics.
Origin Story of Adam Warlock
Warlock is one of the strongest cosmic beings in the Marvel Universe. He’s a perfectly engineered superhuman created by Enclave (a group of scientists). Warlock’s character was initially created by the legendary duo of Jack Kirby and Stan Lee. He made his first appearance in 1967 in Marvel’s comic book series ‘Fantastic Four’ as ‘Him’. However, later Him’s character was revamped and transformed into ‘Adam Warlock’ by the the writer-artist duo of Roy Thomas and Gil Kane. Then the character appeared as ‘Adam Warlock’ for the first time in the first issue of ‘Marvel Premiere’ in 1972. The comic book was a tryout book and was released to see the character’s potential and scope. The comic book anthology ‘Marvel Premiere’ had 61 issues. After the first 2 issues, Adam Warlock got his own series (comics line).
Powers and Abilities of Adam Warlock
Warlock is meant to be strong and powerful. Adam Warlock is one of the strongest superheroes and cosmic beings in the comics world. As he’s a perfectly designed & engineered superhuman created by Enclave. Warlock has superhuman strengths and abilities which enables him to compete with some of the strongest villains in the Marvel Universe. Apart from the superhuman strength, the superhero also possesses cosmic powers. Adam Warlock’s comic knowledge empowers him with multiple invincible looking powers. Warlock also has the ability to manipulate matter and energy. The man once had control over the infinity stones (gems in comics). The character is also said to be partially immortal. These traits make Adam Warlock one of the strongest & deadliest characters in the Marvel Comics.
Gamora and Adam Warlock
Adam Warlock and Gamora have had a strong bond and storyline in the comics. The duo 1st encountered in the ‘Strange Tales’ from 1975. In the comics Gamora tries to to stop Thanos from assembling the Infinity Gems but fails to do so and eventually dies while striving for her mission. Then the cosmic superhero absorbs her soul into the Soul Gem for safekeeping. There are chances that Warlock can locate and revive the original Gamora.
Adam Warlock in MCU
Adam Warlock will be making his debut in the Marvel Cinematic Universe in 2023. Warlock will appear in ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3’. Actor Will Poulter will be portraying the character of the cosmic superhero (Adam Warlock). Poulter is a 29 year old English actor who has appeared in movies like ‘Son of Rambow’, ‘The Score’, ‘Kids in Love’ and ‘Maze Runner: The Death Cure’. Let’s see how the English actor portrays the character of Adam Warlock in the Marvel movie.
It would be interesting to see how the MCU would utilize and use Warlock’s character. There is no chance that the studio will follow the comics line. As many storylines and plots have already been used or revamped in different storylines. At the first glance Adam Warlock appears to be too strong a character to fit into the MCU superhero line. Will he also be treated like Captain Marvel or the character will be aligned with the upcoming storyline is a tricky question.