'Nova' Has 'Immediate Potential' to Be the Next Marvel Live-Action Movie
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After appearing as an interstellar police force in 'Guardians of the Galaxy', Nova has a possibility to have its standalone movie as teased by Marvel Studio's president.

AceShowbiz - Among the many Marvel Comics characters, Nova will probably be the next character to get a standalone movie. Speaking to ComicBook.com at a press event for "Avengers: Infinity War" on April 22 in Los Angeles, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige addressed the possibility of the hero appearing on the big screen.

"Nova is... if we have a big board with a bunch of characters that have more immediate potential, Nova is on that board," Kevin said. "Because of the connection to the Guardians' universe, because there are more than one examples to pull from in the comics that are interesting. And you're absolutely right, he was in the earliest drafts of the '[Guardians of the Galaxy]'."

Comic book writer Jeph Loeb and artist Ed McGuinness introduced the character in 2011. He was featured as a teenager named Sam Alexander who discovered that his missing father was a member of the Nova Corps. Sam took his father's outfit and became the next Nova while fighting alongside the Avengers and other Marvel heroes. In 2014, Nova appeared in "Guardians of the Galaxy" as an interstellar police force.

When asked if another "Avengers: Infinity War"-type ensemble would come along, Kevin said, "It'll vary movie by movie. You can't do that every two years. You're fooling yourself. You're fooling yourself but I love that our most recent movie was almost as self-contained as anything we've ever done in 'Black Panther' and it was successful beyond our wildest dreams. It all just depends on the story."

Kevin later admitted that crew members and him had difficulties in deciding what movie should be filmed next as audiences want to see more of some characters. He said, "We're figuring those things out. It is a very unique embarrassment of riches right now because there are so many of the characters that audiences are clamoring to see more. The question is how do we show them all?"

He further talked about decision-making to make standalone movies for several characters. He said, "It's the internal group of us at Marvel Studios and then, of course, conversations with Alan Horn, the chairman of the studio, and it varies. It varies in terms of characters who audiences like and want to see more of, which is how you get to 'Ragnarok', or characters that we know are great and have wonderful supporting characters and literal worlds that we can tap into like 'Panther' and Wakanda. So, it always varies. Now, we're at a point where there are a lot of both."

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