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‘Aren’t you too old for that?’: Nope Star Brandon Perea Wants to Join the MCU, Adopts a Tom Holland Route to Land the Role


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.

Nova was a regular inclusion in Guardians of the Galaxy in the comics.

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.

Related: Nova Theory: MCU Will Introduce Nova As Alien Super Soldier

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.

Also read: Feared Nova Villains We Want To See In MCU

Brandon Perea
Brandon Perea in Jordan Peele’s Nope (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:

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.

Read more: MCU Nova Rumor Debunked By Ryan Gosling But Wants To Play Another Hero

Richard Rider as Nova in the Marvel Comics

Check out: Nova Confirmed To Come To MCU With Moon Knight Writer Attached

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.

Also read: Nova Corps: Little Known Facts About Marvel’s Lantern Corps

The character’s production has been teased for quite some time, ripe for introduction in phase 5.

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.

Source: Remezcla

Written by Nikhil Makwana

Nikhil Makwana is a writer for FandomWire, with interests in DC comics, anime, indie films, independent films, and Nicolas Cage. He’s pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in BBA,LLB from IFIM Law School. When he’s not writing, he reads books such as the classic Dune series and existential essays from Albert Camus and Jean-Paul Sartre.