Some of the best parts of any Marvel movie are the scenes after the credits, and “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” had no shortage of post-credits sequences. With five clips, there were more end credits scenes than any other Marvel Cinematic Universe film, and some hinted at important things to come. Comic book fans likely picked up on what those scenes hinted at. (Spoiler Alert: Turn around now if you haven’t seen “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” yet.)
While the first scene was Kraglin (Sean Gunn) learning how to use Yondu’s (Michael Rooker) arrow, the second end credits scene was much more ominous. Ayesha (Elizabeth Debicki) reveals that she is working on something called Adam to destroy the Guardians of the Galaxy. She is referring to Adam Warlock.
Director James Gunn told /Film that Adam appeared in an early version of the “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” script, but there were just too many other new faces. “I think we did something really creative and unique with Adam Warlock. But it was one character too many and I didn’t want to lose Mantis and Mantis was more organically part of the movie anyway. So I decided to save him for later,” he revealed.
While it’s hard to say what Gunn plans, the comics reveal plenty about what fans might expect. Adam Warlock is genetically engineered to be the perfect human. He has super strength, can fly and manipulate energy. He also known for going into a cocoon, which we saw in the clip, and comes out improved every time.
Adam is a pretty complex character who has lived many lives. When he finds out his makers have evil plans for him, he escapes. However, he isn’t exactly a good guy right away. He dies in battle with Thor after he kidnaps Sif to mate with him. He was revived, though, and that’s just the beginning of Adam Warlock’s complicated life.
Eventually, he comes up against Thanos. When the villain finally has the…