After Brandon Perea teased interest in playing the wielder of the Nova Corps, fans are interested in the inclusion after seeing many of the secondary characters from Marvel Comics show up in the latter stages of the MCU.
Characters such as Moon Knight, Blade, and Ms. Marvel are good examples of such inclusions. First appearing in 1976, Nova becomes a member of an intergalactic police force known as Nova Corps, somewhat similar to Green Lantern corp in the DC universe.
The character played a significant role in Skrull’s story arcs so can be an interesting role to play in the upcoming Secret Invasion mini-series. The characters gain enhanced strength, flight, and resistance to injury after becoming Nova.
Who can play Nova?
After the third installment of Spider-man starring Tom Holland, the universe was open to many more introductions, including the venom symbiote. With Marvel’s Ultimate Spider-Man animated show featuring Nova alongside Spider-man, the character can be introduced in feature installments.
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Nova has to be at the age of Spider man, in order to have that chemistry that we see in the comics or the Animations pic.twitter.com/4i4Knkg1Dp
— Feh (@FKaregari) July 25, 2022
In an interview with Remezcla, Nope star Brandon Perea spoke on his prospects in Hollywood, noting his interest in working in the MCU, he stated:
“Marvel Cinematic Universe – I need to be there…. I hope my performance in Nope proves that I can play a Marvel superhero. That’s what I want in my career – 100 percent.”
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Replying to a report by @CultureCrave, which nudged his MCU interests toward playing the character Nova, the actor tweeted:
Open to more characters as well. Here’s some flips and tricks I can do! pic.twitter.com/TQkJqbIocr
— Brandon Perea (@BrandonPerea) July 25, 2022
Isn’t he a little old though?
Despite displaying his physical prowess, quite similar to how Tom Holland gained the role of Spider-man, fans are skeptical of Brandon Perea’s probable casting as Nova. Many fans noted that the 27-year-old is too mature to play the current version of Nova, a 13-year-old kid named Sam Alexander.
Bro Sam Alexander is supposed to be a kid not a grown ass man
— Ashu (@ashucomics) July 24, 2022
Maybe try someone else, bit old for the role hey pic.twitter.com/zhqL8osT4K
— Terror Nova (@Terror__Nova) July 24, 2022
But similar to the titles of Spider-man, Moon Knight, and Captain America, where many other personalities have donned the spandex, Nova is no different. Before Sam Alexander, Richard Rider was the Nova and First Centurion Prime.
I like him, but he seems too old to play Sam. Sam should be a teenager, around Kamala’s age or maybe Peter’s age at the most, if they aged him up. He doesn’t look like he’s 15-18, he looks like he’s in his late 20’s, early 30’s.
— Ben Kendrick (@BenKendrick18) July 25, 2022
No way is he playing Sam Alexander. If they do Nova, it'll likely be the Richard Rider version first.
— Eric Hovland (@EricJHovland) July 24, 2022
A former member of the Guardians of the Galaxy too, the character opens up to more possibilities of introduction and is older than Sam Alexander, a better fit for Brandon Perea. With the character having roots in the past, this character can also be included retrospectively, as was Captain Marvel.