James Gunn Says Nova Movie Is Possible; Teases Marvel Studios Presence At SDCC

One of the characters that fans have been waiting to see for a while now in the Marvel Cinematic Universe is Richard Rider aka Nova. Many assumed that we were going to see the character in Guardians of the Galaxy or may even its follow-up, but James Gunn has previously stated that he doesn’t want him in them in order to keep Peter Quill the only Earthling in the two movies. However, the director doesn’t rule out the possibility of a Nova standalone movie down the line.

During his latest Facebook Live Q&A with fans, Gunn revealed that there’s always a chance that we could see a Nova movie at some point in the future, but it’s not something that he would particularly like to direct:

“I think there is always a chance of a Nova movie. I don’t think it’s something I would do. But it’s possible.”

You may remember that Marvel Studios decided to skip out on San Diego Comic-Con last year, but judging from Gunn’s comments here, it doesn’t sound like that’s going to be the case this year:

“Am I going to San Diego Comic-Con!? That’s a good question! You guys want me to go to San Diego Comic-Con? You’ll have to see! I would like to go. That would be amazing, wouldn’t it? I would like to come and see you all at San Diego Comic-Con and bring some friends along. That would be awful fun. That would be awful fun. I would really love to do that.”

I wouldn’t be surprised if we get to see our first look at Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 during the event, even if it’s just in the form of an image or a short teaser trailer. What do you guys think? Sound-off your thoughts in the comment section below.


Source: James Gunn FB (via CBM)

Michael Bezanidis

Michael Bezanidis

Michael is the Managing Editor of Heroic Hollywood. When he's not playing video games, he's usually writing about film and television.