GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY: Nova Corps Alternate Armor

A leaked image from Guardians of the Galaxy: The Art of the Movie (out next week) reveals an alternate armor design for the Nova Corps that looks a lot like the armor that Nova wears....

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By Mark Julian - 8/7/2014
Kevin Feige previously stated that Nova was originally in an earlier draft of Guardians of the Galaxy, but the character was eventually cut from the film to make the cosmic adventure more Star-Lord -centric. Perhaps development on the character progressed far enough for concept art to be produced, as this illustration from Guardians of the Galaxy: The Art of the Movie features a much more detailed version of the standard armor worn by the Corpsman in the film. With James Gunn currently hard at work on Guardians of the Galaxy 2, perhaps Nova makes his Marvel Cinematic Universe debut in that film? But the question is which one - Richard Rider or Sam Alexander?

There's a strong theory among the fan communitty that the Nova Corps members in the MCU will be organized by rank - Corpsman, Millenians, Denarians, Centurion and Nova Prime; and that the members featured in Guardians of the Galaxy were only Corpsman.  Perhaps in the sequel, this is the armor that will be worn by Denarians or Centurions? 
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Pasto - 8/7/2014, 6:46 AM
Here's to hopefully seeing him in a future film.
kinghulk - 8/7/2014, 6:53 AM
wow i feel like they should have used that design now. i liked the one used in the film but that helmet looks awesome.
MexicanSuperman - 8/7/2014, 6:54 AM
Awesome helmet and it's thousand times better than what we got in GOTG.
kinghulk - 8/7/2014, 6:54 AM
i think i will pick up the concept art book for this film up.
Demiurge - 8/7/2014, 6:55 AM
@kinghulk

Yours ain't bad either,kinghulk (^̮^)
FirstAvenger - 8/7/2014, 6:55 AM
That's bossa nova! They should have used that.
Demiurge - 8/7/2014, 7:00 AM
Wear your helmets, people :)

SuperCat - 8/7/2014, 7:01 AM
Should have gone with that one for the film.
GiantNerd - 8/7/2014, 7:05 AM
"I am the law"
pepe - 8/7/2014, 7:06 AM
Thor should have his helmet
Odin - 8/7/2014, 7:09 AM
Hopefully that's what Richard Rider will wear in future films.
thewolfx - 8/7/2014, 7:10 AM
Save that for the real nova
dethpillow - 8/7/2014, 7:10 AM
that's actually pretty cool.
i'm not a big fan of Nova either. i gotta read more to figure him out, but that looks cool at least.

@pepe - it'd be rad if it turned out Thor was always collecting helmets that he never wore. like in his room in Asgard, he had this crazy huge closet full of helmets. and every helmet from the MCU would somehow be in there.
i would probably die laughing if that happened.
batz11 - 8/7/2014, 7:10 AM
The subtle red is ok on movie version, but like that concept...After they use the power stone to replenish corps, probably look more like concept...


marcvader1 - 8/7/2014, 7:10 AM
This helmet can now be used for Nova Centurions going further distinguishing them from the lowly ones we saw.
Enphlieuwince - 8/7/2014, 7:12 AM
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JohnCarter - 8/7/2014, 7:12 AM
@SuperCat

Should have gone with that one for the film.

No, they should go with that helmet for Nova.
DoubleD - 8/7/2014, 7:12 AM
Turtles down to 29% at RT
ckal - 8/7/2014, 7:12 AM
ol bucket head


Nova will be pure cinematic bliss
drfate - 8/7/2014, 7:13 AM
I want my Dredd 2....NOW

:P

Dredd deserves a 2nd go round. C'mon!
ckal - 8/7/2014, 7:15 AM
Outside of Glen Close's Nova Prime - it appears 'Denarian' is the highest Nova Corps rank we saw in the movie.

Someone can post the image - but Denarian is two ranks below Centurion (ones that use the Nova Force we are used to seeing).

John C Reilly's Rhomann Dey became 'Denarian Dey' after 'Denarian Saal' was crushed by the Dark Aster.
kinghulk - 8/7/2014, 7:15 AM
marcvader1- good idea, it would be cool to see diffrent version of the nova corps suit. hopefully richard rider will have a really cool version of the suit.
ckal - 8/7/2014, 7:16 AM
I think Gunn and co. left plenty of room to introduce the Nova Force, Centurions, and even Worldmind.
MrMartinMarvel - 8/7/2014, 7:20 AM
"There's a strong theory among the fan communitty that the Nova Corps members in the MCU will be organized by rank - Corpsman, Millenians, Denarians, Centurion and Nova Prime; and that the members featured in Guardians of the Galaxy were only Corpsman. Perhaps in the sequel, this is the armor that will be worn by Denarians or Centurions?"

Sadly that's not the case. I believe the Nova Corps in the movie have patches on their shoulders that show their rank, and sadly it appears as though all ranks of the Nova Corps wear the same uniform.

For example, look at the red "Star" thing on the Centurion's helmet, and then look at the patch on this one Nova's uniform.



See the resemblance?
DefcoN - 8/7/2014, 7:22 AM
Yeah! Gimme that in the next one!
wcwpoet - 8/7/2014, 7:25 AM
Yeah I hope we get the real Nova in the sequel! And that helmet looks awesome
kinghulk - 8/7/2014, 7:29 AM
mrmartinmarvel- i think nova will be the exception to them all wearing the same uniform.
ImTheCaptainOfThisShip - 8/7/2014, 7:29 AM
Loved this movie. Hopefully they explore more about Peters dad in the sequel.
thielraven - 8/7/2014, 7:29 AM
Hopefully it will be Richard Rider. Sam Alexander can be brought in to help rebuild the Nova corp. Since alot of people are comparing this to Star Wars then might it take a similar turn in the second movie. Thanos winning.

Here are the facts
- The power Gem is located in Nova Corp homebase
- Thanos needs that and wants it
- Thanos has had no luck getting good help so he will do it himself.
- The Nova corp wont be able to stop him.
- The Guardians will be brought in after he takes the stone to attempt to stop him or slow him down.
- Marvel would like to get some of the Thanos backstory out of the way before he appears in a Avengers movie.

I see Thanos destorying the whole Nova Corp. They need to flex his power and strength. I mean how else are we suppose to believe he is a real threat to the avengers.

My thoughts
- Nova(Richard Rider) will make an appearance and be the last surviving corp. We will see Rhomann Dey get murdered by Thanos.
- Drax will die at the end to the hands of Thanos. Drax will look to have the upperhand and then Thanos takes it back and kills him. This will be an emotional and shocking ending (except if you read the Thanos imperative)
- Thanos will leave and continue on his path of destruction.
- Adam Warlock will appear to assist in some way. possible exit the team with the soul gem.

This will be a completely different tone to the franchise but it worked very well for Star Wars and will be a good device to demostrate the power of Thanos.
kinghulk - 8/7/2014, 7:38 AM
i want to drax to be assumed dead (perhaps he crashed a ship and was then abondened on the planet" after a fight with thanos's forces. then he is found by the mentor and chronos who then give him the power to kill thanos like in the comics
0megaDaGod - 8/7/2014, 7:39 AM
@Enphi

LMAO!
Batmaniac - 8/7/2014, 7:40 AM
This helmet looks awesome!
SuperCat - 8/7/2014, 7:56 AM
@ JohnCarter

True, true.
SAMURAI36 - 8/7/2014, 7:57 AM
That woulda been better than what they had in the movie. The official version looks like a poor-man's Judge Dredd armor. Very lackluster.
TheRealRemyLebeau - 8/7/2014, 7:57 AM
Amazing. Marvel loves to save good designs.
slickrickdesigns - 8/7/2014, 7:59 AM
I think they want to Save this design for Richard Rider Nova… Looks way more badass than the one they used on the Nova Corps in the movie.



TheRealRemyLebeau - 8/7/2014, 8:00 AM
Nova corps looked good in the movie. Love the shade of blue that was used. It was only a introduction to the galactic police force. Marvel can spin off and focus a film totally on the nova corps.
marvel72 - 8/7/2014, 8:06 AM
that looks pretty cool,but i do prefer the rich rider look of nova.
TheRealRemyLebeau - 8/7/2014, 8:07 AM
@slickrick I agree.
YoungThanos - 8/7/2014, 8:09 AM
I don't see what Gunn's problem is with this character or that particular design.

Somebody has to fill the Cosmic void of Silver Surfer while Fox trolls us with grounded gritty F4 crap.
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