Kevin Feige suggests 'Nova' movie might be in the works
Kevin Feige has suggested that the superhero Nova might finally appear in the Marvel Cinematic Universe in the not-too-distant future
The Marvel Cinematic Universe may have introduced many beloved characters to the silver screen but studio head Kevin Feige has suggested that the studio might not be done adding more fan-favourites to their constantly expanding roster. Speaking at a press event for the upcoming movie Avengers: Infinity War, Feige reportedly revealed that the popular character Nova might finally be making the migration from comic book pages to the silver screen.
"Nova is… if we have a big board with a bunch of characters that have more immediate potential, Nova is on that board," Feige said, speaking to Comicbook.com. "Because of the connection to the Guardians universe, because there are more than one examples to pull from in the comics that are interesting. And you’re absolutely right, he was in the earliest drafts of the [Guardians of the Galaxy]."
Richard Rider aka Nova, often referred to as "The Human Rocket", has been a staple of Marvel's cosmic comic books for decades. Debuting in 1976, the hero has appeared as a member of both the Avengers and the Guardians of the Galaxy. His inclusion into the movie universe has been a heavily debated topic among fans. He was initially expected to appear in the first Guardians of the Galaxy movie but was not included in the final roster for the film. Despite this, the Nova Corps, the fictional alien police organization that employs Nova, did appear in the movie along with their home planet of Xandar. Fans have speculated about his inclusion into the movies ever since and now their hopes may be realized.
Often compared to DC's Green Lantern Corps, the Nova Corps is an intergalactic crime-fighting organization dedicated to the cause of justice and the protection of their homeworld. Guardians of the Galaxy revealed that the Corps had been involved in a long war with the Kree empire which left Xandar devastated.
While no further details were revealed about the character's debut, fans have already started celebrating the imminent arrival of the adored space-faring hero. With most of Marvel's star actors departing at the end of Infinity War, the studio may be looking to create a whole new line-up of superheroes to take the MCU to the next level.