James Gunn, who directed The Guardians of the Galaxy, explains why he decided against adding Richard Rider, aka Nova, to the initial Marvel Cinematic Universe squad.
The director explained on the Phase Zero podcast that his involvement wouldn’t have suited the film’s style despite Nova’s illustrious past with the now-iconic club. “He just has too much personality, and it appeared like he was too… I was reluctant to… I didn’t want to have two people on board Guardians from the moment I stepped on board “Gunn clarified. After being kidnapped from Earth by the Ravagers as a youngster, Peter Quill, often known as Star-Lord, acts as the main character in the Guardians of the Galaxy movies.
The Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn discusses why he chose not to include Richard Rider, aka Nova, on the original Marvel Cinematic Universe team.
Despite Nova’s famous career with the now-iconic club, the filmmaker claimed on the Phase Zero podcast that his presence wouldn’t have suited the film’s tone. “He just has too much personality, and it came across as too… My desire was not to I didn’t want to travel with two other people from the moment I boarded Guardians “stated Gunn. Peter Quill, also known as Star-Lord, plays the lead role in the Guardians of the Galaxy films after being taken from Earth by the Ravagers as a young child.
While the original Nova might not appear in any upcoming movies, Marvel Studios has stated that a younger champion with the same name is planned to enter the realm. Sam Alexander, who assumed the role for the first time in the comic books in 2011, will be the subject of an upcoming MCU initiative. Even though there is information about the production, reports indicate that the Nova-focused narrative will be a Disney+ Special Presentation, similar to the Werewolf By Night and The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special.
Gunn’s most recent addition to the MCU is the joyful celebration of The Guardians, which will conclude Phase 4. The group will be the main character in the narrative as they try to cheer up Peter Quill by reminding him of the meaning of Christmas. To accomplish this, Mantis and Drax try to kidnap Kevin Bacon, who will play himself in the holiday special.
On November 25, Disney+ will debut The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special.