James Gunn Crushes Internet Rumors of Nathan Fillion as Nova



Those who have been following Guardians of the Galaxy know that the Nova Corps show up in the movie. They’re in both trailers, and if the Corps are showing up does that mean we can see everyone’s favorite Nova Richard Rider in the movie?

Well Latino Review once again went out on a limb and said that not only would we see the Richard Rider Nova, but fan favorite actor Nathan Fillion will be playing him:

Here’s the part I can’t get confirmed, but knowing the internet and superhero fandom’s history with this guy, I figure I’d just pass this on and hope it’s right because it’ll illicit a small cheer from Firefly and Castle fans.

I think Nathan Fillion cameos as Nova.

I expect this to be ignored or denied and, personally, I don’t want to know anymore. I just want to know to have my eyes peeled.

Guardians director James Gunn didn’t waste any time jumping on this one, tweeting out a flat denial saying it’s completely made up (as expected):

The rumors of my pal @NathanFillion playing Nova in #guardiansofthegalaxy have been greatly (and entirely) exaggerated. Sorry, humans.

— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) June 21, 2014


We’ll know if Richard Rider shows up in Guardians in just a few weeks, but Gunn is pretty clear there that it won’t be Nathan Fillion.