The Guardians of the Galaxy is one of Marvel’s biggest cosmic properties, but it is hardly its only cosmic property. And rumor has it, another space-faring concept from the House of Ideas will be sharing the screen with the Guardians.
See, those ships in the upper left of the above image? Harry Knowles at Ain’t Cool News thinks they might be Nova Corps ships. See, he got a spicy rumor that said Nova Corps will be appearing in Guardians of the Galaxy and he thinks the comic book space force travels in ships just like those.
Well, he’s wrong. The Nova Corps in the comics sail in ships that look like the ones to the right. But those ships do look like the insignia on the helmets of the Nova Corps, so maybe that is what he was thinking of.
Who are the Nova Corps? Well, did you see Green Lantern? You know how the Lanterns were aliens from all across the universe who were given great immense power to act as an intergalactic police force? The Nova Corps are Marvel’s version of that.
The concept was introduced in 1976’s Nova #1 when a fatally injured member of the Corps randomly chose an Earthling to receive the Nova powers. No, it wasn’t a cocky test pilot, it was an angst-ridden teenager named Richard Rider from a community neighboring Manhattan. Yes, the original concept was essential what would happen if Peter Parker became Green Lantern. And this was from a time when Marvel was calling itself “The House of Ideas.”
Being that the Nova Corps have worked together with the comic book version of the Guardians in facing down numerous cosmic threats in the past, their inclusion here seems only natural. However, they will be an expensive addition to the film, and will make the film just a bit more crowded that it really needs to be.
Guardians of the Galaxy is set to arrive in theaters on August 1, 2014.