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Matt McGloin

Peter Serafinowicz Is John C. Reilly's Superior Nova Corps Officer In Guardians of the Galaxy Movie Says James Gunn



About a week ago, Peter Serafinowicz took to his Twitter to confirm reports that he is in the Guardians of the Galaxy movie.

Serafinowicz stated he is a Nova Corps officer along side John C. Reilly.

Now we learn that Peter Serafinowicz is actually Reilly's superior officer in the Nova Corps as director James Gunn let the news be known on his QnA FormSpring.

"He is telling the truth," Gunn confirmed. "It's not a secret as he was very prominent in the footage shown at Comicon. He's John C Reilly's superior and he's awesome!"

Glenn Close has also been confirmed to be playing the leader of the Nova Corps as Nova Prime.

It's unknown if the Nova from the Marvel comics will be appearing with Richard Rider, or if his replacement, Sam Alexander, will be featured.

The Sam Alexander Nova hasn't been as well received by fans compared to the original Richard Rider as the new series, which had head of Marvel TV Jeph Loeb attached, is selling less than the 2007 series.

Nova fans also seem to be displeased by what they saw at Comic-Con with the Nova Corps costumes at the Marvel Studios booth leading some to speculate that - similar to the overused plot device in the comics - the Nova Corps will be cannon fodder and decimated for the benefit of the bad guys. It's unknown if the costumes are specifically from the movie or just for the convention.



The Guardians of the Galaxy movie has an August 1, 2014 release directed by James Gunn and starring Chris Pratt as Peter Quill Star-Lord, Dave Bautista as Drax The Destroyer and Zoe Saldana as Gamora, Benicio Del Toro as The Collector, Michael Rooker as Yondu, Karen Gillan as Nebula, Lee Pace as Ronan, Djimon Hounsu as Korath the Pursuer, with John C. Reilly as Rhomann Dey and Glen Close as Nova Prime.

Also rumored for the movie are Ophelia Lovibond and Enzo Cilenti.

For news, images and more head on over to the Cosmic Book News Guardians of the Galaxy Movie Hub.


Guardians of the Galaxy, based on the Marvel comic books of the same name, features an unlikely cast of characters who must team up in order to defeat a cosmic force of epic proportions.