Marvel Cinematic Universe Nova not planned for GOTG 2...
Posted by Wil E. on December 9, 2014, 8:02 pm
Yes, James Gunn has been mentioned as saying recently that there are no plans for "Nova" in his follow up sequel. Peter Quill will be the sole Terran in the film. Problem with that excuse is that Quill is only HALF Terran, while Richard Rider(assuming he is the Nova being mentioned)is all Terran. Rider was going to be part of the GOTG movie while early drafts was being developed. It was finally decided to discard Nova in order for the movie going audience to focus on one main Terran character: Peter Quill. Supposedly, having Rich as Nova would have taken away the main focus of the Guardians who are the center of the film. But, interestingly it was Rider in the Marvel Comics that helped cement the group that would come to name themselves the modern day GOTG team! Rider was only one lone active duty Centurion in the galaxy. It was Rider who also first discovered and let known about Knowhere and Cosmo.
The character Sam Alexander calling himself "Nova" is supposedly Terran. I have not been following the details of the Black Nova series other than flipping through the artwork. So I'm not sure if Jesse is a full or half Terran himself.
Also, Gunn has said in the GOTG DVD featurette that his vision of the GOTG is that the Guardians are not "superheroes" and that there will be no superheroes planned in his films.
So until Marvel Studios and people like Kevin Feige decides to include Nova in GOTG 2, we Nova(Richard Rider) fans will have to convince them why there should be a Terran Nova Corps Centurion in the MCU.
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