Nova series in development at Marvel with Moon Knight writer Sabir Pirzada

Last Updated on March 25, 2022

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Marvel is continuing down a cosmic path with the development of a Nova series. According to Deadline, Marvel is teaming with Moon Knight scribe Sabir Pirzada for the project. It is unknown if Nova will be a film or television series for Disney+. Kevin Feige will produce, of course.

Richard Rider, aka Nova, was a member of the intergalactic police force known as the Nova Corps. The Nova Corps made their MCU debut in 2014’s Guardians of the Galaxy, and fans have been clamoring for the studio to build an adventure around Nova ever since. While Richard Rider hasn’t shared much page time with primary MCU characters, that hardly matters, and he did battle the Skulls on occasion. Nova could easily fit into The Marvels or Secret Invasion, both of which are still in various stages of development.

While we don’t know what Rider’s powers will be in this new project, Nova is known to have superhuman strength, superhuman speed, stamina, accuracy, durability, agility, and reflexes. He also has a regenerative healing factor, can fly, and can generate massive amounts of energy.

Pirzada must have impressed someone while helping to write Moon Knight because the writer is now working on this high-profile project. Moon Knight debuts March 30 on Disney+. The series promises MCU fans something unique as the show is not directly tied to any other Marvel properties. At least not yet.

What do you think about Marvel developing a Nova series for Disney+? I think it’s cool that Marvel is bringing some more of its lesser-known characters to the forefront for their own adventures. Every hero has to start somewhere, right? While I’ve never found the Nova Corps to be of any interest to me personally, I’m more than willing to be turned around on this concept as the project continues to come together.

Source: Deadline

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