Marvel is announcing more and more information about upcoming productions for the Marvel Cinematic Universe, also known as the MCU. Nova is one of the company’s next possible superhero films and may begin development in 2023.
The date information for the start of productions was reported by Geeks WorldWide, which also confirmed the production of other projects, such as a film by Fantastic Four and of the Thunderbolts, as well as a series for Disney+, which will be inspired by the events of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.
Nova’s film has not yet been officially announced by Marvel Studios or Disney.
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Nova, the last of Xandar
The future MCU character is Nova, aka Richard Rider, the last survivor of Xandar’s destruction, who was led by Thanos in his quest for the Gems of Infinity.
The superhero has some classic powers such as superhuman strength, speed, agility and reflexes. In addition, he has impeccable aim, is very resistant in confrontations and has a great regenerative capacity. Another advantage of the Xandar survivor is that he is almost never tired.
long wait for the character
Initially, he was supposed to have appeared in Marvel’s Cinematographic Universe in the first film by Guardians of the Galaxy, but ended up being left out. Then it could have appeared at the beginning of Avengers: Infinite War, which would show Xandar’s destruction, but the Russo brothers decided to discard the idea.
In 2018, Kevin Feige confirmed his intentions to bring Nova to the MCU. “If we have a big board with a lot of characters that have more immediate potential, Nova is on that board,” said the president of Marvel Studios, in an interview with the website Comic Book.
He also confirmed that the character almost debuted in Guardians of the Galaxy. “Because of the connection to the Guardians universe, because there’s more than one interesting example in the comics to extract. And you’re absolutely right, it was in the early drafts [de Guardiões da Galáxia]”, confirmed Feige.
If the estimate of Geeks WorldWide if confirmed, a movie Nova should debut in 2024 or 2025.