Nova Annihilation Movie Is Now Closer To Happening
With the rumor that Disney may be purchasing Fox Studios any day now, while everyone is excited about a potential Avengers and X-Men movie, let's not forget about the comic book event that actually paved the way for the Marvel Studios billion dollar blockbuster Guardians of the Galaxy franchise (and this very site)--Annihilation!
Annihilation was the epic Marvel COSMIC event back in 2005/6 from then-Marvel Comics editor Andy Schmidt and writer Keith Giffen that spearheaded Richard Rider Nova into an A-list character and eventually launched the 2008 Guardians of the Galaxy comic book that first inspired Nicole Perlman to come up with the idea of a Guardians of the Galaxy movie.
Annihilation featured the Marvel COSMIC heroes vs Annihilus and his forces from the Negative Zone.
Fox Studios currently owns the film rights to Annihilus and the Negative Zone due to the characters being attached to Fantastic Four, which also includes Galactus and Silver Surfer, two more characters featured in Annihilation.
If Disney does purchase Fox, all those characters would now be at the disposal of Kevin Feige and the MCU.
Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn has actually gone on record and stated he wants to use Annihilus.
Hopefully if James Gunn did direct an Annhilation movie, he would take a bit of a more serious approach to the material (I would probably die if Annihilation ended up anything like Thor: Ragnarok lol).
Marvel Studios could actually go the route of what the comics did (and even the MCU) by developing solo character movies (Drax, Super Skrull, Silver Surfer, Nova) leading to the main Annihilation event film.
So Annihilation would in essence be the Marvel COSMIC version of what The Avengers is to the MCU Phase 1!
FYI: Marvel Comics Annihilation Omnibus is currently fetching around $400 on Amazon and Ebay.