The cosmic phase of the Marvel Cinematic Universe has slowly begun to grow. With Phase’s 4 and 5 on the horizon, it’s only going to get bigger.
We’ve already had some clues. Just take the Spider-Man: Far From Home post credits scene as an example. We are also shown that Nick Fury is in space with an army of Skrulls, on some kind of secret mission.
As well as this, we have been teased with the introduction of Adam Warlock. He is shown to be in a cocoon at the end of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, albeit in the possession of Ayesha. With Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 set to hit cinemas sometime in 2022, Adam Warlock might finally get his time to shine.
Adam Warlock in the MCU
Regular Marvel scooper, Mikey Sutton, has potentially found out Adam Warlock’s role in the MCU:
‘[Warlock is] supposed to be perfect, but in the MCU Adam Warlock will be an epitome of physical beauty on the outside and flawed on the inside. He is rumored & has even been teased to debut in Guardians of the Galaxy 3. Marvel Studios have been wanting to introduce “him” (Adam Warlock’s original name – Him) for quite a while, but there simply wasn’t enough space & time in Infinity War even though it was the logical entrance for him based on the comic book continuity. Adam Warlock’s MCU debut is shrouded in mystery, however his destination has leaked.”
As well as this, Sutton has scored details on the introduction of Nova and the cosmic future that the MCU is heading towards. This includes a potential team-up movie with Captain Marvel, possibly titled Annihilation.
In regards to Nova, Sutton directly links it back to the Spider-Man: Far From Home post-credits sequence:
“Richard Rider has no idea as to what awaits him. After losing his home world Xandar to Thanos in Avengers: Infinity War, he was plucked by Nick Fury and the members of SWORD.”
Sutton explains more about the team-up:
“Marvel Studios is seeking to drop ‘Annihilation’ on their millions of fans with Warlock & Nova among their primary leads. This will not be their first appearance, but rather it’s where he is headed. In this proposed epic, Adam Warlock & Nova will collaborate with other cosmic superheroes including Quasar, Moon Dragon and Captain Marvel against Annihilus, Galactus & Terrax the Tamer. The project is in the earliest stages of discussions, so it remains to be seen how closely it will echo its comic book predecessor. According to inside sources, this might not be an Avengers movie, but simply focus on the MCU star hopping characters. However, Adam Warlock & Nova will play a huge role in this project, one that was recently denied [in Infinity War & Endgame].”
The Cosmic Phase
Adam Warlock’s introduction in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 seems all but confirmed, at this point.
Nova is a character who has been dying for a solo movie for a little while, too. Director Adam McKay has expressed interest in taking on the character. And, if Nick Fury’s purpose in space aligns with meeting Nova, then his introduction to the MCU seems imminent, also.
With Nick Fury having such a close relationship with Captain Marvel, Nova’s debut appearance would more than likely be in Captain Marvel 2. After his introduction, a solo movie would be next on the cards as he has a bit more of a history than Adam Warlock.
A Cosmic Team-Up
Beyond this, the next step-up would be the proposed team-up movie, Annihilation.
With three main members of the team seemingly set, it’s possible we could be introduced to others in the next few steps of the MCU. Thor: Love and Thunder might debut an unexpected cosmic hero.
Maybe someone makes the leap from Disney+ to the big screen?
Although we can only speculate from this point on, the prospect of a Cosmic Avengers is certainly exciting. Potentially, it’s not far off from happening either.
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Directed by Joe and Anthony Russo, Avengers: Endgame stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Benedict Cumberbatch, Don Cheadle, Tom Holland, Chadwick Boseman, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan, Frank Grillo, Letitia Wright, Dave Bautista, Zoe Saldana, Josh Brolin, Chris Pratt, Jeremy Renner, Evangeline Lilly, Jon Favreau, Paul Rudd, and Brie Larson. Check out the synopsis below:
“After the devastating events of Avengers: Infinity War, the universe is in ruins. With the help of remaining allies, the Avengers assemble once more in order to undo Thanos’ actions and restore order to the universe.”
Avengers: Endgame is available on Digital and Blu-ray.