Why is Nova Missing from the MCU?

Nonstop Nerd


The Marvel Cinematic Universe has brought many of Marvel Comics’ iconic characters to life. Superheroes such as Captain America, Thor, the Incredible Hulk, Black Widow, Ant-Man, and more have leaped from the comic book panels onto the silver screen. Some movie-goers have even been introduced to characters they wouldn’t otherwise have been. On top of that, more super-powered legends are on their way, including Shang-Chi, the Eternals, and Blade. Other characters, like Ms. Marvel and She-Hulk are scheduled to make their MCU debut in Disney+ series soon. However, there is at least one major character who is noticeably absent from the Marvel Cinematic Universe and any announced plans for its future, and that’s Nova.

Nova, aka Richard Rider, is a high school student on Earth chosen by Rhomann Dey, the last surviving member of Xandar’s Nova Corp, to take his place after he dies. Nova’s superpowers include flight, super strength…

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