That is interesting. Because what he says does fit Nova very, very well.
The problem with Nova is that there are no Centurions yet in the MCU. If there were we would have seen them. I suspect the Infinity Gem is going to lead to the creation of the Nova Force, to Centurions, which allows for Rhonmen Dey (sp?) to die and pass on the force to Richard Rider.
But that has no happened yet. So it would be hard for him to have Nova in the film without doing his creation story. I think GotG2 is going to be all about Peter finding his father; hard to fit in a creation story.
I could easily see the creation as part of the Infinity War movies. Thanos attacks Xandar, Dey's family is killed, he (wounded) passes power on to Richard on Earth.
But, all that said, those statements really did fit Nova to a tee. One can only hope.
For what it is worth, I wanted Nova to be in GotG so badly and was so disappointed he was not included ... but ... Gunn really did make the right call in leaving him out. Richard would have overshadowed Peter Quill. And the story is really Quill's. Having Nova there would have lessened his story. So from a pure what-is-best-for-the-movie point of view it was the smart call. Even if I would have loved to see a big screen Nova.
: According to an article in Comicbook.com,
: James Gunn said that a new character will be
: feature in the GOTG 2 movie.
: He said this new character was originally
: written into the first movie but got taken
: out because the character made the movie
: "too busy."
: Could this character be Richard Rider/Nova?
: The script for the GOTG 1 movie did include
: Richard Rider but he was taken out because
: he would take the focus away from Peter
: However, I have doubt that this new
: character is Richard Rider because Gunn did
: say Rider will not be in the GOTG 2 movie
: and he does not like Rider's helmet. This
: doubt is further reinforced by him saying
: that the character is a character he
: "like a lot and hope to work with in
: the future...".
: We will find out who this new character is
: soon because he said he will release the
: Here is the link: GOTG 2 will have a new
: character, but another new character didn't
: make the cut
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