Rumor: ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ May Feature a Second Major Villain
Captain America: Civil War is currently in production, and we just saw Avengers: Age of Ultron, but rumors are already swirling about who’s involved in Avengers: Infinity War. Marvel’s two-part conclusion to Phase 3 is going to be bigger than big (obviously), and will see Earth’s mightiest heroes engaged in the ultimate showdown with Thanos. But according to the latest rumor, Thanos might not be the only big bad the Avengers have to deal with.
Grain of salt, etc., etc., but according to IGN, a posting on acting-auditions.org (the “.org” part means it’s legit, right?) calls for an interesting role in Avengers: Infinity War, described thusly:
Adam Warlock’s bad side, the Magus, separates from his body and assembles the Infinity Gauntlet. Magus creates doppelgangers of Earth’s heroes as part of his plan to recreate a universe of evil.
Warlock has yet to be introduced in the MCU, although fans did spot a little Easter egg at the end of Guardians of the Galaxy that, coupled with director James Gunn’s coy comments, might suggest the introduction of Warlock in the sequel.
For those unfamiliar, Adam Warlock was artificially created to be a perfect human by a scientific group known as the “Enclave.” Warlock refers to himself as “Him,” and rebels against the men who created him, fleeing Earth for space. That’s when he gets in with Thanos and battles a powerful entity known as the Magus — turns out, the Magus is Warlock’s future self, who travels back in time after being driven insane by the Soul gem. And yes, that’s one of the six Infinity stones Thanos needs to complete the gauntlet.
With Thanos involved, Warlock/Magus would make sense, and it would make things even weirder in the MCU — but weird is always good, and it’s part of what made fans love Guardians so much.
As for now, this is — obviously — just a rumor. It’s been speculated that Joe and Anthony Russo would direct both parts of Avengers: Infinity War back to back, taking a small break after filming Captain America: Civil War. It’s possible that Marvel has begun looking for their Adam Warlock now, especially since — if he is in the MCU at all — he’d likely be introduced pretty soon.
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