Nova could be headed to Marvels Phase 5 of the cinematic universe. The popular comic character could have a standalone movie or be a part of a sequel.
The MCU Phase 4 hasn’t started yet but plans for Phase 5 are already in development. Marvel has brought some of their most popular characters to the big screen with more on the way. The company is digging deep within their catalog and it looks like Nova could be making the transition to Hollywood.
“Nova is… if we have a big board with a bunch of characters that have more immediate potential, Nova is on that board,” Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige told ComicBook.com in 2017. “Because of the connection to the Guardians universe, because there is more than one example 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].”
Feige has been hinting at Nova’s involvement for a while. He has maintained that Richard Rider is still on the board of potential players ready for the big leagues.
The Nova Corps is an intergalactical police force and has been prominent in the MCU since Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 1. They helped Star Lord and the gang win the day on their home planet of Xandar. Thanos all but destroyed Xandar in his quest to gain the Power Stone. Nova appears in the MCU will have to deal with this realization at some point.
Nova could easily appear in the next Captain Marvel or Guardians movie before headlining his own story. Kevin Feige has a knack for developing lesser-known characters for the big screen. The Eternals and Shang-Chi and The Legend of the Ten Rings are two upcoming examples. No one knew Guardians would be as huge as it was, so too, will be the next phase of films.
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