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“P*** on their dead bodies”: This Adam Warlock deleted scene in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 shocks & divides fans

“P*** on their dead bodies”: This Adam Warlock deleted scene in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 shocks & divides fans

Adam Warlock’s (Will Poulter) eagerness to prove he is a man and “one who is not a boy” leads to a questionable dialogue exchange with his mother Ayesha (Elizabeth Debicki) in a deleted scene from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. The sequence is included as extras in the downloadable digital copy available for purchase on Apple TV and other on-demand services.

With the digital release of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 – Marvel Studios also included a few extras like gag reels, scenes that didn’t make it to the final cut as well as an alternate ending featuring the High Evolutionary (Chukwudi Iwuji). But this particular extended sequence with Adam Warlock takes away the goofy and humorous element of the demi-god and highlights an ungodly trait in him.

Adam is shown crawling to his mother, likely after the High Evolutionary attacked him for his failed attempt to kidnap Rocket from the Guardians on Knowhere. “I want to go home,” says Warlock to which the Sovereign’s high priestess assures him, “Yes, I know. soon my son.”

Adam Warlock scene has Zack Snyder and James Gunn fans arguing over edgy scenes

Ayesha then puts the blame on the Guardians for their current state and Warlock quickly guarantees, “Do not fret Mother, I will kill all of your enemies for you.” While Ayesha is initially delighted by her son’s enthusiasm to eliminate her enemies – it quickly crosses a limit when he says, “I’m going to piss on their dead bodies and make love to their carcasses.” Even Ayesha is dumbstruck by Adam’s response, “Well, that’s a bit much”.

As expected, the Adam Warlock deleted scene has not only shocked GOTG Vol. 3 fans but has also attracted detractors (mostly Snyderverse fans). As one user on Twitter @UsUnitedJustice noted, “Can you imagine the outrage if Zack Snyder directed a scene in which characters said anything like this.” The pushback from Snyderverse stans appears to be over the backlash the director received for his plans to pit Lois Lane as Bruce Wayne’s romantic interest.

James Gunn‘s supporters also chimed in to argue that Adam Warlock is a “boy with a male body and who was born a few days ago”, as @VigiFangirl wrote in a tweet. While others expected the backlash from the ZSJL followers. Though in fairness, Adam’s arc by the end highlights the light and wholesome side of his character, even having him join the new Guardians led by Rocket.

Adam has been a villain, an anti-hero as well as an outright protagonist in the comics. So it is logical in some ways that James Gunn decided to show some of his dark characteristics in his first live-action outing. Though Vol. 3 is already raising questions over its PG-13 rating due to animal cruelty scenes so the director did right to exclude this from the theatrical cut.

Even so, it would have been out of character to have Warlock say such a questionable statement after portraying him as one of the light-hearted big-bad of the movie. Comicbook’s Brandon Davis also noted, “Good call deleting this one.” Readers can check out reactions below.

It’s safe to say other deleted scenes were not controversial in nature but rather added more context to certain character arcs like addressing how the High Evolutionary is alive on Knowhere. The same sequence also teases Ayesha’s son possibly taking on the title “Warlock” since Kraglin (Sean Gunn) highlights, “Adam ain’t no hero name we need something metal”. Perhaps we may see Adam go by Warlock in his next appearance.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 is currently available digitally and is still running in theaters too as of this writing.




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