Posted by:
Matt McGloin

Petition Launches For Richard Rider Nova For Avengers: Infinity War



It is critical that you pay attention at this time!

Richard Rider Nova fans have launched a petition requesting the inclusion of fan-favorite Marvel Comics character Richard Rider Nova in The Avengers: Infinity War movies.

You can sign the petition here.

The Richard Rider Nova character has a long and storied history in the comic book world beginning in 1976 with the publication of "The Man Called Nova." Richard Rider Nova was an important part of the original "Infinity War" comic book event and was prominently featured in the story and on the cover art. We are writing to ask that you include Richard Rider Nova in the Infinity War movie as part of the large cast of characters who will be participating in the war to stop Thanos.

Nova was a sister title to Abnett and Lanning's Guardians of the Galaxy title that inspired the billion dollar Guardians of the Galaxy James Gunn Marvel Studios and Disney franchise. Though Nova didn't happen to appear in the movie, his Guardians of the Galaxy movie action figure was the best-selling figure of the line, and Nova was even voted into the Marvel Heroes video game by the fans. Yep! You can't keep a good man down!

For fans of the character, a likely added benefit of Richard Rider Nova appearing in the movie will be his return to the comic book world.  After all, the mere appearance of a character in a movie or TV show has worked for everyone from Howard the Duck to Hellcat.  The upcoming Captain America: Civil War movie has even brought Steve Rogers back to the Captain America role, and more than likely Thor's return will be imminent as soon as Ragnarok gets closer to its release. So, if you want Rider back, this is likely the best shot for it to happen in the near future. Take a minute to add your name to the petition.  When the goal is reached, it will be sent to Kevin Feige and the Russo brothers.

Nova was even in early scripts of the Guardians of the Galaxy movie, so there is that to build upon.  Check out some cool concept art:

Richard Rider Nova art: