James Gunn Debunks Claims That Nathan Fillion Will Play 'Nova' In GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY

James Gunn Debunks Claims That Nathan Fillion Will Play 'Nova' In GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY

It was only ever really speculation anyway, but the internet being, well, the internet, meant that people started running it as fact. Well, Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn has now taken to Twitter to debunk the rumour that Nathan Fillion will be suiting up as Nova...

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With the Nova Corps set to play a role in Guardians of the Galaxy, fans have assumed for a while that we might see Richard Rider make a cameo appearance or at least get a mention. When Latino-Review reported that the character would indeed be included in the movie earlier this week, they also pointed to Nathan Fillion being a possibility, but cautioned that they couldn't confirm it. Well, director James Gunn has taken to Twitter to reveal that it won't be happening, something which isn't really a huge surprise. After all, Nova is a character who could very easily carry his own movie, so casting the 43 year old Castle star in the role makes pretty much so sense whatsoever. Of course, this could just be misdirection, and with Marvel pushing the younger Sam Alexander Nova, Fillion in the role could then be a possibility! What do you guys think? 

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Abary - 6/21/2014, 11:08 AM
Alright, this may seem like stretching it, but what if he isn't THE Nova, but rather a random Nova Corpse guy? LOOPHOLE
HurricaneXavier - 6/21/2014, 11:09 AM
Wouldn't be the first time shit like this has been denied and ends up true.
WombRaider - 6/21/2014, 11:13 AM
SuperCat - 6/21/2014, 11:16 AM
Good. Need someone younger for Nova.
JoJo1982 - 6/21/2014, 11:17 AM
Lol good
Abary - 6/21/2014, 11:17 AM
Honestly, I would have really wanted a Batman Beyond-style movie for Nova. Think about this, Fillion plays an older and more experienced Nova as he hands the mantle down to a younger actor playing Richard Rider. Gunn said, "The rumors of my pal @NathanFillion playing Nova in #guardiansofthegalaxy have been greatly (and entirely) exaggerated." Could this mean he will still play the character in a different movie? Even if Fillion isn't Nova, I still think this is the best direction for the character, since there are so many Nova Corps members and they shouldn't just pretend that there is only one primary Nova, which would be stupid of them to do. A mentor would be a great path for a Nova movie.
themidnightking - 6/21/2014, 11:18 AM
Does anybody know what happened to the Age of Ultron footage description yesterday?
Omarvls - 6/21/2014, 11:19 AM
Eh Maybe
Strikes again

I'm still waiting for the confirmation for the NEW Matrix trilogy
Ineedrevelation - 6/21/2014, 11:20 AM
Why do people even bother posting what Latino Review says?
AlexanderLykins - 6/21/2014, 11:22 AM
He says it's not happening and you people still can't let it go. Can someone post a list of Marvel Studios lies?
Starfox - 6/21/2014, 11:22 AM
Atumbem - 6/21/2014, 11:23 AM
I knew this was bull shit, I said so on the other article about this. Latino Review is one of the worst site.
marvel72 - 6/21/2014, 11:23 AM
he might be adam warlock,if the cocoon hatching rumor is true.
KallarkKent - 6/21/2014, 11:24 AM
That's a little disappointing, I really want to see Fillion in a CBM.
MisterNiceGuy - 6/21/2014, 11:24 AM
Good. I want Efron
AlexanderLykins - 6/21/2014, 11:24 AM
Adam Warlock or Cosmo.
DefcoN - 6/21/2014, 11:25 AM
Oh thank god! I love Nathan Fillion but that role wasn't for him.
DefcoN - 6/21/2014, 11:25 AM
Warlock or another high ranked Nova Corps officer.
charlie2094 - 6/21/2014, 11:26 AM
Could maybe be Warlock or Cosmo perhaps, which is why we wouldn't recognise him (said you'll have to see the name in the credits).
sicknimon - 6/21/2014, 11:27 AM
I am also a Fillion fan, just not Richard Rider. His personality TOTALLY fits the character, but just too old unfortuantely. I hoped he wasn't going ot be Ryder. A different Nova Centurion I'd be fine with.
DannyRand1225 - 6/21/2014, 11:27 AM
i think fillion is a good actor and seems to be a genuinely nice guy but with my limited knowledge of nova,he wouldnt have been right imo, he is just too old for the character
sicknimon - 6/21/2014, 11:27 AM
@Charlie2094, could you imagine Fillion doing a Russion telepathic accent for Cosmo? HA! Hilarious
sicknimon - 6/21/2014, 11:28 AM
McGee - 6/21/2014, 11:30 AM
Quick DC! Snatch him up for old Hank Pym Ray Palmer!
themidnightking - 6/21/2014, 11:32 AM

sicknimon - 6/21/2014, 11:32 AM
@dio, na.. it's just old for a person just out of high school. lol, maybe not for you... BLAM!! jk
xcan - 6/21/2014, 11:33 AM
When the fucck does "exaggerated" mean that he isn't Nova?
Starfox - 6/21/2014, 11:36 AM

LOL What happened to that article?
MARVELPSYCHO79 - 6/21/2014, 11:37 AM
I hope this is true.Fillion is too old to play Richard Rider.
DeusExSponge - 6/21/2014, 11:39 AM
So I guess Zac Efron could be Nova after all?
AlexanderLykins - 6/21/2014, 11:41 AM
Zac Efron as Richard Rider would be cool.
jimoakley666 - 6/21/2014, 11:42 AM
Those straws... keep clutchin' at 'um!
GUNSMITH - 6/21/2014, 11:42 AM
carlosvstheworld - 6/21/2014, 11:43 AM
what if he is not only nova but also the dad of that kid from iron man 3?
AlexanderLykins - 6/21/2014, 11:43 AM
He gets a lot of crap for the movies he's been in but he's a pretty good actor.
DeusExSponge - 6/21/2014, 11:44 AM
Carlos - Then he would be one scumbag of a dad and I would hate to hate on Nathan Fillion!
DannyRand1225 - 6/21/2014, 11:46 AM
he could maybe have been playing a richard rider who has been a round for awhile and we see his origins in flashback..but this is most likely not true
DannyRand1225 - 6/21/2014, 11:47 AM
Alex-his most popular role being Captain Mal Reynolds in Firefly where can do both comedy and drama really well..Mal usues humor and sarcasm as a cover becuase he is a damaged person and Fillion was great in the role
sKeemAn - 6/21/2014, 11:47 AM
He could be in an unspecified role in a Marvel movie. Possibly Nova's father, or part of the Nova Corp.
SageMode - 6/21/2014, 11:48 AM
Good. Fillion is cool, but I'd rather have someone younger for Nova
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