Marvel Finally Working On Long-Awaited Sci-Fi Superhero Movie

By Sckylar Gibby-Brown | Published

For years, there have been rumors that Marvel was working on a Nova project. The rumors went as far as to hint that a script was in the works with Sabir Pirzada, the writer of Moon Knight, yet nothing ever came of it. Or did it? According to Geek Tyrant, Disney insiders have confirmed that a Nova movie is now officially in the works.

Nova Changes From A Disney+ Series To Movie


When Nova was first rumored to be an active project, fans thought that it would be a series made for Disney+. It turns out, the Marvel fanbase was half correct because the project was originally intended to be a series. But, now, according to Daniel Richtman, an industry insider, the project has swerved a hard right into becoming a full-fledged feature-length film. 

Nova’s Guardians Of The Galaxy Connection

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The news comes several years after rumors first surfaced about Marvel Studios developing a Nova project. However, the nature of the project has always been shrouded in mystery, leaving fans with no choice but to guess and speculate about when, what, and how. The recent revelation that Nova is being reimagined as a movie has stirred fresh excitement among fans, although details remain wrapped up, including whether or not Moon Knight’s Pirzada will remain on the project.

Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige has previously acknowledged Nova’s potential within the MCU, emphasizing the character’s connection to the Guardians of the Galaxy universe. Feige stated, “Nova is… if we have a big board with a bunch of characters that have more immediate potential, Nova is on that board.” This revelation suggests that Nova’s introduction into the MCU has been a consideration for some time, with the character even making early appearances in drafts for Guardians of the Galaxy.

When To Expect The Nova Movie

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While fans had assumed that Nova might make an appearance in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, that didn’t pan out. With the ever-evolving landscape of the MCU, it’s hard to guess when The Human Rocket will make his Marvel Cinematic debut, though it’s possible it could be soon after Avengers: Secret Wars.

Who Is Nova?

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Nova, introduced in 1966 in the Marvel comic fanzine Super Adventures, is a member of the intergalactic police force known as the Nova Corps. Possessing superhuman abilities, including enhanced strength, flight, and resistance to injury, Nova is a formidable force within the Marvel Comics universe. Notably, there are two versions of Nova in the comics: Richard Rider and Sam Alexander.

Two Characters

Richard Rider, an average teenager thrust into superhero responsibilities after receiving the Nova Force from dying Nova Prime Rhomann Dey, becomes the Human Rocket. On the other hand, Sam Alexander, a 15-year-old from Carefree, Arizona, discovers his father’s legacy as a Nova Corps member and takes up the mantle after donning his father’s helmet. Sam’s journey involves training with Gamora and Rocket Raccoon (two characters already introduced in the Marvel Cinematic Universe), culminating in his mission to thwart an impending Chitauri armada.As excitement builds for the forthcoming Nova film, the question remains: What would fans like to see in this highly anticipated Marvel project, and in which MCU movie will Nova finally make his grand entrance? Stay tuned for further updates!