The Marvel Cinematic Universe is going very cosmic after the success of Guardians of the Galaxy, Infinity War, Endgame, and Captain Marvel. Next year’s The Eternals is just the beginning, and Cosmic Marvel characters fans have wanted to see on the big screen are well on their way. This next one will make some people very happy.
According to a source that has been 100% in the past, such as telling me in October who Katherine Langford was in Avengers: Endgame, development on a Nova film has begun. There’s no word how far into development it is, so it could still be years away, but it’s apparently now underway.
It shouldn’t be surprising that it’s happening, as last year during the Infinity War press tour Kevin Feige told ComicBook.com about the character, “Nova is… if we have a big board with a bunch of characters that have more immediate potential, Nova is on that board. 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].”
Now the big question is which Nova will it be? Marvel Studios went with Carol Danvers for the MCU Captain Marvel, and Richard Rider is the fan favorite choice for Nova. On the other hand with so many young heroes set to be introduced, Sam Alexander will also fit in well but isn’t quite as popular with fans. Perhaps both could show up in the MCU in some way? Do Richard in the movies like Carol Danvers, and then Sam in a Disney+ thing? We’ll have to wait and see.