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When MCU teased Adam in the end of GOTG vol 2, I was sure that he will play an important role to defeat Thanos but haven't heard of that guy since then. I thought I would see him the Endgame but they didn't show him.

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    He's not baked yet. – kikirex Apr 29 at 17:44
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Because that's not the story Marvel wanted to tell.

Introducing Warlock (a new character) was unnecessary and would have blunted the main thrust of Endgame. It's likely we'll see him in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3.

James Gunn tweeted that he was never going to be in Endgame.

Said Gunn: “Adam Warlock will NOT be in Avengers 4 (and I’ve never said he will be in Vol. 3).” Gunn also said that Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 would take place after Avengers: Endgame, then still known as just “Avengers 4” by fans.

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  • And introducing Captain Marvel didn't have the same effect? I can understand creatively they didn't want to include the character but wouldn't have said it would have "blunted the main thrust of Endgame" – Draken Apr 29 at 12:24
  • Captain Marvel isn't a new character. Warlock hasn't appeared before. Having Warlock solve the issue instead of the Avengers would have blunted their sacrifices and struggles. – Paulie_D Apr 29 at 12:26
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    She had one movie and no other real cameo. She's quite relatively new to the cinematic universe. The only real difference between her and Warlock was she helmed a movie. It did appear she was only inserted because the avengers needed more power – Draken Apr 29 at 12:33
  • So theres 90 minutes of backstory there to watch. Endgame is already 3 hours long and adding another origin story for Warlock just to explain his appearance would have been superfluous. – Paulie_D Apr 29 at 12:36
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    Also, if you add in Adam, wouldn't you have to go the entire Cosmic route of Thanos fighting the various gods and courting death? – Phlegon_of_Tralles Apr 29 at 13:59

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