UPDATE: Avengers: Endgame co-director Joe Russo has clarified his comments about the Nova cameo, saying “that was actually a joke on our part.” The original post can be found below.
Avengers: Endgame co-directors Anthony and Joe Russo confirmed they secretly introduced Nova during the third act of the movie.
With Avengers: Endgame and Spider-Man: Far From Home officially bringing the first decade of Marvel Cinematic Universe stories to an end, many fans are hoping Marvel Studios’ plans for the future will include the introduction of Richard Rider, a.k.a. Nova. However, the directors of Avengers: Endgame have revealed that Nova already made his debut during the climactic battle against Thanos and his forces in the Marvel Studios epic.
Before the aforementioned showdown began, several heroes from the Marvel Cinematic Universe arrived on the battlefield through portals created by Doctor Strange. While fans have already spotted many of characters in the crowd, Avengers: Endgame directors Anthony and Joe Russo revealed Nova was among those who arrived to wage war against Thanos and his army:
“Look closely at that scene again and you will see. You will see Richard Rider in the background of the shot. Easter egg.”
In the comics, Nova is a member of the intergalactic police force known as the Nova Corps who has crossed paths with the Guardians of the Galaxy, Captain Marvel and Thor.
Did you spot Nova during the final battle of Avengers: Endgame? Would you like to see Nova return in a more prominent role? Sound-off your thoughts in the comments!
Here is the official synopsis for Avengers: Endgame:
The grave course of events set in motion by Thanos that wiped out half the universe and fractured the Avengers ranks compels the remaining Avengers to take one final stand in Marvel Studios’ grand conclusion to twenty-two films, “Avengers: Endgame.”
Directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, Avengers: Endgame stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Don Cheadle, Paul Rudd, Brie Larson, Karen Gillan, Danai Gurira, Benedict Wong, Jon Favreau, Bradley Cooper, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Josh Brolin.
Avengers: Endgame is now available on Digital HD, 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD.