Marvel Boss Desperate for Darker, Grittier Nova Project: Only 2 Stars Can Play a More Brutal Richard Rider

Jensen Ackles and Zac Efron are two of the finest actors perfect for the role of Nova

Marvel Boss Desperate for Darker, Grittier Nova Project: Only 2 Stars Can Play a More Brutal Richard Rider

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  • Nova is a superhuman character in the Marvel Comics which may be getting an MCU adaptation!
  • With hopes of a darker and grittier character, Zac Efron or Jensen Ackles could easily portray the character of Nova.
  • The executive producer for Echo claimed that he would love to see Nova getting an MCU adaptation but it cannot be confirmed yet!
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Nova is an iconic character appearing in Marvel Comics as far back as 1976. Being a member of the intergalactic police force (called Nova Corps), the character is easily one of the strongest superheroes in the comics.

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Richie Palmer, an executive producer for Echo, recently revealed that he would like to see Nova getting adapted to the big screens. Although he just said that he wants an adaptation, we have two stars who can take on the role of Nova!

Richard Rider set to debut in the MCU
Richard Rider set to debut in the MCU

2 Stars Who Can Take On The Role of Nova in the MCU

Going by the name of Richard Rider, Nova is one of the stronger heroes in the comics. Enhanced with superhuman abilities like strength, flight, and, resistance to injury, the character is a fan-favorite and people cannot wait to see him on the big screens. With the fans wanting a darker and grittier version of Richard Rider, here are two actors who can nail the role!

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1.) Zac Efron

Zac Efron in The Iron Claw (2023)
Zac Efron in The Iron Claw (2023)

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Although the actor is known for High School Musical more than he is known for The Iron Claw, Zac Efron does have the capabilities to portray a serious role. Suiting the physical appearance as well as the charm, Efron can easily portray the role of Nova in the MCU.

Some of the actor’s serious roles and films include Gold, Firestarter, and, The Iron Claw. Efron also portrayed the role of Ted Bundy in Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, and Vile! And the actor is obviously known for his muscular physique so a show of power for the MCU character will not be a problem if Efron were to be chosen for the role.

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2) Jensen Ackles

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Jensen Ackles as Soldier Boy in The Boys

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Our beloved Supernatural star Jensen Ackles is also on the possibility that he could also portray the role of Nova. Ackles needs no proof of portraying serious roles as the actor is already known for several series like Supernatural, and, The Boys.

Ackles is familiar with portraying a superhero role since he portrays Soldier Boy in The Boys. Thus, the actor would be a great addition to the MCU project if Nova ever came to pass.

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Marvel’s EP Wants Nova To See The Light of Day!

The upcoming Echo series promises to be a dark and gritty adventure
The upcoming Echo series promises to be a dark and gritty adventure

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Executive producer Richie Palmer, known for his work on Echo, revealed in an interview with ScreenRant that he is hoping for a Nova adaptation. Palmer further entertained the possibility of it being a Spotlight series!

“Truly just what I would like to see, personally, one day? It’s interesting, because I’m like, “What am I allowed to say? This is just what I would like to see one day. I am a big fan of the character Nova from the comics.”

He further continued,

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“Who knows if that would be a Spotlight character or if that would be a bigger thing? But there’s a lot of characters from the comics we haven’t introduced yet that could get their own Spotlight series.”

As much as we would love to see Jensen Ackles or Zac Efron don the role of Richard Rider, it all remains a theory till now. Even the EP of Echo wasn’t able to confirm or deny the rumors of a Nova series but if it were made, fans would indeed wreak havoc for the MCU!

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Visarg Acharya, Associate Content Writer, has been heavily involved in movies, series, and history. Having an experience of 2 years in the field of content writing, Visarg is a seasoned writer. Having a degree in Physics, Visarg Acharya has published a dissertation alongside a plethora of poems and short stories along the way.