There have been plans to bring in the character of Adam Warlock into the Marvel Cinematic Universe for some time. This is alluded by the fact that one of the mid-credits scenes in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 mentioned him by name in addition to a close-up of a cocoon that housed him. However, some fans have speculated that those plans may have been teased before that, as the mid-credits scene of Thor: The Dark World also features a shot with a cocoon. GOTG director James Gunn has now revealed that speculation to be false, as the cocoon in Vol. 2 is not the same as the cocoon in The Dark World, seen below.
On his Twitter page, Gunn states that the cocoon seen in The Dark World’s mid-credits scene with The Collector was one of the Sovereign’s ancient cocoons. Therefore, this cocoon does not necessarily house Warlock, one of the primary characters in the Infinity Gauntlet comic book series:
In the thread which includes this tweet, Gunn also reveals that he wanted to introduce Warlock into the MCU and introduced him so that the character can be built up over the course of the franchise. But based on his response on whether the cocoon in The Dark World contained Warlock, it is apparent that the fan speculation was just that and that Gunn intended to tease the character first in Vol. 2 all along.
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Thor: The Dark World is available on Blu-ray and Digital HD.
Thor: The Dark World – When Dr. Jane Foster gets cursed with a powerful entity known as the Aether, Thor is heralded of the cosmic event known as the Convergence and the genocidal Dark Elves.
Directed by Alan Taylor, Thor: The Dark World stars Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, and Tom Hiddleston.