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James Gunn Says Not Right This Moment About Nova (Video)

Posted By:Matt McGloin
Mon, 07/11/2016 - 16:13

As loyal readers of Cosmic Book News know, the site was founded as a result of Annihilation, the 2007 Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning Nova and 2008 Guardians of the Galaxy Marvel Cosmic comic books.

We've actually been bigger fans of Nova (and Quasar) than Guardians of the Galaxy as at the time the site was founded, a lot of the Richard Rider Nova fans jumped on board to pitch in. We've eventually evolved to where we cover a lot of other topics, but at our core we remain faithful to DnA cosmic.

So of course with Marvel Studios going with two Guardians of the Galaxy movies, we remain hopeful that eventually we'll see Richard Rider on the big screen as well. Nova fans have already launched a petition to get Richard Rider in the MCU, and a Nova movie is also rumored for Marvel's Phase 4 plans.

On top of that I regularly bug James Gunn about including Richard Rider Nova in the movies.

Gunn previously said the chance of a Nova movie is always possible, but for Guardians of the Galaxy 2, Gunn calls out yours truly on Facebook and says not right now.

"I know you want Nova, Matt McGloin," James Gunn said. "You go on here every time and say that you want Nova. You know, there are a lot of other characters out there... and I know you do. It's become quite apparent that you are very excited about Nova and that's what you want, but that's not happening right at this moment."

Maybe one day, James?

Watch the video below for more.

"Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" has a May 5, 2017 release starring Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Karen Gillan, Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel, Michael Rooker and Sean Gunn. New cast members include Pom Klementieff, Elizabeth Debicki, Chris Sullivan and Kurt Russell.

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