A few weeks ago, rumors of the addition of Nova to the MCU hit the internet. However, according to insider Brandon Davis, the galactic hero initially played a big role in the last two Avengers films.
During an interview with the screenwriters behind two of the biggest movies of all time, Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, Nova was a driving force behind the plot.
“We actually had, I remember in the big manifesto thing that we did, where the first work we did on these movies where we just… every possible storyline that you could take from what’s around, that Nova has the Xandarian Worldmind,” Markus told ComicBook.com. “Yeah, the Xandarian Worldmind, was that after… it was almost going… In this conception, he would be the herald, not unlike the Hulk, who was actually standing in for the Silver Surfer, but that one member of the Nova Corps survived Thanos’ attack. The Xandarian Worldmind would be the voice of Glenn Close, because you had her and why not? And that he would be Richard Rider and he would come to earth.”
Fans of the MCU will remember Glenn Close for her role in 2014’s Guardians of the Galaxy. Seemingly, her role was set to be expanded into the Xandarian Worldmind. Within the pages of Marvel Comics, The Worldmind is a sentient supercomputer. Its data is entirely comprised of the experiences, histories, and personalities of deceased members of the Nova Corps.
Nova AKA Richard Rider plays a big part in the war against Thanos in the source material. His inclusion in the films is one fans and executives alike have clamored for over the last several years. The MCU is set to go through a phase of transition following the conclusion of the Infinity Saga. Nova will likely play a big role in the future.
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