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James Gunn: Nova won’t be in Guardians of the Galaxy 2 but Nebula will certainly be…

November 28th, 2014 by Marc Comments


With many believing that Nova was a cert to appear in Guardians of the Galaxy 2 – especially with the Corp being in the first movie – director James Gunn has decided to set the record straight and to also speak about the future of Karen Gillan’s curiously beautiful – but blue – Nebula.

Richard Rider AKA Nova was slated to appear in the first movie at one stage (here) but in the end was left out to be developed later in he movie universe. However, Gunn, on his Facebook page, said that: “I don’t want Nova right now because I think Quill being the only earthling is important. That serves the entire moviegoing audience and not just the handful of Nova fans. Sorry if that upsets you. I have nothing against Nova in future movies, but it doesn’t serve the movie right this moment.”


However, one character he seems to really like and want back is Karen Gillan’s Nebula, talking to Yahoo!, he said: “To me, she’s the Boba Fett of the movie. She’s the one that you really dig because she’s the cool one that we need to get more of. I hope to god that we get a chance to see a lot more of Nebula [in future ‘Guardians’ films].”

Big shoes to fill but could she become as famous and cool as Fett? We’d have to say… maybe?


Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….