It’s confirmed that Directors Anthony and Joe Russo Secretly Introduced Nova during the final battle of Avengers Endgame.
The huge final battle between Thanos Vs All Avengers, this Scene included dozens of Marvel heroes came through the doctor strange portal. Even Howard the Duck showed up for the fight of Avengers Endgame. So it made sense.
With Avengers Endgame and Spider-Man: Far From Home officially bringing the first decade of MCU stories to an end, many fans are hoping Marvel Studios’ plans for the future will include the introduction of Richard Rider/Nova. However, the Russo Brothers revealed Nova already made his debut during the climactic battle against Thanos in Avengers Endgame.
Fans have long clamored for the introduction of Richard Rider in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. As it turns out, he showed up as Nova to fight Thanos with the rest of the heroes. “Look closely at that scene again and you will see. You will see Richard Rider in the background of the shot. Easter egg,” Joe Russo said in a video with Wired .
It’s real. Richard Rider is in the battle against Thanos and has officially debuted in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
It makes sense with the character’s story. Prior to the events of Avengers Infinity War, Thanos destroyed Xandar to obtain the Power Stone which had been left there by the Guardians of the Galaxy in their first movie. As Richard Rider’s story goes in comics, he inherits the power of the Xandarian Worldmind and becomes the Man Called Nova when the shared power of the Nova Corps is combined into Xandar’s lone survivor.
With five years having passed since Thanos destroyed Xandar, Richard Rider will have more than enough time to become a super hero, breaking through his initial lack of desire to do anything of the sort. This also gives a Nova movie an opportunity to feature Thanos and take place during the five year time span where half of the universe was gone by thanos snap, now referred to as “The Blip.”
As for where Nova was in the final battle against Thanos, no one has discovered it yet.
Did you spot Nova during the heroes’ arrival scene in Avengers Endgame ? Would you like to see Nova return in a more prominent role? Let us know in the comments!
Directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, Avengers Endgame stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Don Cheadle, Paul Rudd, Brie Larson, Karen Gillan, Danai Gurira, Benedict Wong, Jon Favreau, Bradley Cooper, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Josh Brolin.
Avengers Endgame is now available on Digital HD, 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD.