Sad but true, there is no Nova in the Guardians of the Galaxy movie.
We first were told no Nova by our "mysterious" Guardians of the Galaxy source, and if you were a member of our forums you knew that in mid-May, and now James Gunn confirms the news.
Richard Rider was rumored for the post-credit scene, with it then speculated that Nathan Fillion was playing the character.
Then it came out Fillion wasn't Nova, with further speculation leading to Fillion voicing Cosmo.
Recently, it has also been learned that Cosmo is not true, and now in a recent interview, director James Gunn says no Nova in Guardians of the Galaxy.
“You won’t see the Nova character in the film,” Gunn told the Nerdist. “You’ll see the Nova Corps.”
Regarding Nathan Fillion's secret role in Guardians of the Galaxy, Gunn offered:
"Nathan’s role is a very small cameo that I wanted to give to Nathan because I love working with him and I think it’s lucky for me to have Nathan in all of my movies. At the same time I wanted to give him something where Nathan could have a larger role in the Marvel Universe if either Joss [Whedon] or I or whoever chose to do that in the future. Which I would love to do. I would love to give Nathan something he could really chew on, but it didn’t work out on this movie for two reasons. Number one — because he was shooting Castle. And number two, because it just wasn’t the right exact role for him.”
Our mysterious source also first told us about the Stan Lee Guardians of the Galaxy cameo, more Nova Corps and Xandar information and an awesome scene involving Star-Lord, Ronan and Thanos.
"Guardians of the Galaxy" hits August 1, 2014.