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

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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.

  • Chris W

    Wow clickbait

    • Jake Bucsko

      Nah, a clickbaity headline would be like
      You’ll Never Believe What James Gunn Had To Say About Comic-Con And a Nova Movie!

      • Chris W

        Yah. Any headline mentioning Nova from that quote is complete clickbait.

        • Jake Bucsko

          It’s actually the opposite of clickbait. You didn’t need to click on the article to see what he had to say about it.

          • SAMURAI36

            True, which makes the article all the more pointless.

            “In other news: water, wet”.

          • Chris W


        • Thaddeus VonPumpernickel

          Or, “Fans ask James Gunn about a Nova movie. You won’t believe what happens next…”

      • SAMURAI36

        Same difference, just less words.

    • SAMURAI36

      This is one of those rare times where we agree.

  • Plays With Squirrels

    Can we assume Marvel will alternate each year between doing D23 (odd years 17. 17 , 19 etc.) and SDCC (even years) from now on? Marvel would have a pretty packed slate; Thor, Spidey (both would have been in production for a few weeks) Dr Strange out in November and Guardians would have just finished production as well.

  • Marquis de Sade

    What does Gunn have against Nova???


    Okay, so first off, none of Gunn’s statements even remotely insinuated what the writer of this article states. He’s trying to read something in Gunn’s statements, that most likely aren’t even there.

    “Anything’s possible” means precisely that. Doesn’t means that there are any sure plans for either notion.

    And second, Gunn’s Nova Corps was absolutely terrible in Garbage of the Galaxy. They were just the intergalactic versions of Paul Blart: Mall Cop. I see no reason whatsoever why they deserve a movie, at this point.