In the released concept art for the Guardians of the Galaxy movie we see Drax, Groot, Star-Lord, Rocket Raccoon and Gamora.

enter image description here

However in the comics, Quasar and Adam Warlock are members of the Guardians as well. Do we know if they will be appearing in the film, or have they been downsized out for whatever reason?

  • 1
    They did cameo Adam Warlocks cocoon in the Collectors "museum" thing.
    – sevvack
    Commented Jan 22, 2015 at 8:37

2 Answers 2


No. Currently the concept art you are showing is all of the Guardians who will be used for the movie. The team includes Drax the Destroyer, Groot, Star-Lord, Rocket Raccoon and Gamora. Drax and Gamora are indeed members of the Guardians; Thanos, Ronan the Accuser and Nebula also make an appearance as the primary villains.

enter image description here

There was no indication why Quasar or Adam Warlock were not included, but likely the answer is a superhero team that is too large may be difficult to deal with on camera. Consider all three of these heroes has the potential for complex visual effects, where guns and martial arts are the mainstay of the current choices. The visual effects for Groot and Rocket Racoon will be relatively simply in comparison.

At Comic-Con 2012, Kevin Feige revealed the following:

Kevin Feige announced that "Guardians of the Galaxy" is set for release on August 1, 2014. Feige revealed the space-faring super-team will include the characters Star-Lord, Rocket Raccoon, Groot, Gamora and Drax the Destroyer. The inclusion of Gamora and Drax makes it highly likely Thanos, seen at the end title scene in "The Avengers," will be somehow involved in the film's storyline. The god-like super villain has a long history with the "Guardians" in Marvel Comics' lore, but a direct connection to Gamora and Drax. --HitFix > 'Guardians of the Galaxy' will feature Star-Lord, Rocket Raccoon, Groot, Gamora and Drax


Adam Warlock did not appear in the first Guardians of the Galaxy movie (2014), but he finally made his appearance in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 (2023). He was first hinted at in the post-credits scene of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017), as one of the Sovereign.

As for Quasar, the MCU has not introduced Wendell Vaughn, the original Quasar, yet. However, Phyla-Vell, who inherited the Quasar mantle in the comics, made her appearance in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3.

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service and acknowledge you have read our privacy policy.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.