Marvel's Nova Movie Explained: Is Richard Rider Joining the MCU?

Posted by Jesse Schedeen on

It's clear that Marvel movie fans can expect a lot of new faces in the MCU in the coming years. And rumor has it that could include Nova, an ordinary teenager granted amazing cosmic powers and recruited into the peacekeeping force known as the Nova Corps.

With signs pointing to Nova possibly getting his own Marvel movie in the near future, we figure it was time to break down everything you need to know about this character, the Corps, and the important role they play in the Marvel Universe.

Nova Explained: The Basics

Nova is a member of the Nova Corps, a group of heroes who can be best summed up as the Marvel Universe's answer to the Green Lantern Corps. Each of these space cops is given access to the powerful Nova Force and charged with defending the galaxy from all manner of threats. All members of the Nova Corps carry a rank, whether they're low-level Corpsmen, elite soldiers known as Centurions or the all-powerful Nova Prime. Each of these soldiers is guided by the Xandarian Worldmind, a sentient computer containing all the knowledge and wisdom of centuries' worth of Nova Corps soldiers.

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