According to AICN, a source that goes by the strange name of Moffballs, broke the rumor that Marvel’s space militia/police force, Nova Corps, will be appearing in Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy.
If you look at the image above, you’ll see a see the centurion helmet on what I would assume is Centurion Nova Prime, the leader of the Nova Corps. Then if you look at the image below, you’ll see the Nova Corps spaceships floating in the background. Those are the same shapes, which is almost a definite confirmation that the Nova Corps will be making its feature film debut in 2014. But to add to this nerdtastic-griping story, EW got a comic-book exclusive last month that hints at the fact the Nova Corps will be joining the Guardians of the Galaxy in the feature film.
OK, if you don’t want to read my Marvel hopes and dreams, then consider this the end of this article; if you would like to read my theory, then continue on:
In case you don’t know, the Nova Corps is essentially Marvel’s version of DC Comics’ Green Lantern Corps, except much cooler. They originally appeared in the Fantastic Four comics back in the 70s as the protectors of the planet Xandar and the Nova Force generated by the living computer Xandar Worldmind. Despite being incredibly powerful, they were eventually defeated–three times. After the third time, they disbanded only to be reformed during the Skrull Secret Invasion of Earth. This is when the Nova Corps was tasked by Nova Prime Richard Rider to protect Project Pegasus–a scientific base that does research on alternative forms of energy; but due to complications, it has been used as a prison for various heroes and villains–and one of their subjects is Electro. That’s right, Jaime Foxx’s character in The Amazing Spider-Man 2!
Sony and Marvel Studios were trying to get Spider-Man to make some sort of cameo in The Avengers this past summer, and their idea was to show the Oscorp tower on the Manhattan skyline. The only reason they didn’t do this was because Marvel’s SFX team had already rendered the skyline and it would cost too much money to redo the skyline to include the tower. So that means there is a definite possibility for Spider-Man to show up in Disney’s Marvel Cinematic Universe. And Electro could just be that connection.
You probably weren’t expecting all that comic-intertwining theories, huh? I may have gotten a few paths mixed up, but you get the jist of it.