A movie based on Nova might be on the cards – with ‘might be’ being the operative words.

In a recent interview with ComicBook.com, Marvel Studios’ big cheese, Kevin Feige was asked about the possibility of a Nova movie. Feige said:

“Nova is… if we have a big board with a bunch of characters that have more immediate potential, Nova is on that board.”

He added: “Because of the connection to the Guardians universe, because there are more than one example to pull from in the comics that are interesting.”

Hmm… while it doesn’t confirm whether or not Nova will get a movie, Feige’s comments do suggest he stands a strong(ish) chance of cropping up in a movie sooner rather than later. Could Nova be on Marvel’s slate of movies post-Avengers 4?

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Who is Nova?

Nova is a Marvel Comics character who made his comic book debut in 1976 via the pages of Nova #1. Nova is a member of the Nova Corps – the intergalactic police force that featured in 2014’s Guardians of the Galaxy – and has various super powers including flight, superhuman strength, speed and durability.

Marvel Studios initially intended for Nova to appear alongside his Nova Corps teammates in Guardians of the Galaxy, but the character was cut out of the story before the film was shot. It’s unclear which version of Nova would have been included – Richard Rider (the original) or Sam Alexander (the more recent Nova).