About the Movie:|
On August 1, 2014, Marvel Studios released the Guardians of the Galaxy movie to theaters in most countries.
Based on the Guardians of the Galaxy comic book series by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning, the movie was about a group of cosmic heroes joining forces to fight the Kree executioner Ronan the Accuser. Ronan is hunting the Guardian's leader Star-Lord after he stole a mysterious orb containing great power.
The movie featured Xandar, the Nova Corps, Rhomann Dey (portrayed by John C. Reilly), Nova Prime Irani Rael (portrayed by Glenn Close), Nova Corps Denarian Garthan Saal (portrayed by Peter Serafinowicz), Knowhere and Cosmo!
The Nova Corps appears in the novelization of the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 movie but not in the film itself.
Xandar and the entire Nova Corps were destroyed by Thanos off-screen in the Avengers: Infinity War movie. According to the movie's writers, they considered having Richard Rider appear as Nova following Xandar's destruction to announce the arrival of Thanos to the Avengers. The final version of the movie had that role done by the Hulk.
Director - James Gunn
Written By - James Gunn, Nicole Perlman
Executive Producers - Victoria Alonso, Louis D'Esposito,
Alan Fine, Nikolas Korda, Jeremy Latcham, Stan Lee
Producers - Kevin Feige, David J. Grant,
Cinematography - Ben Davis
Music - Tyler Bates
Fake Working Title - Full Tilt
Star-Lord - Chris Pratt
Ronan the Accuser - Lee Pace
Gamora - Zoe Saldana
Rocket Raccoon - Bradley Cooper
Groot - Vin Diesel
Drax the Destroyer - Dave Bautista
Nebula - Karen Gillan
Rhomann Dey - John C. Reilly
Nova Prime Rael - Glenn Close
Marvel Studios Head of Visual Development Charlie Wen created the look of the Nova Corps for the movie. Below is a rejected version of the Corps:
As part of the marketing and promotions campaign for the movie, a number of items were released including t-shirts, hats and toys.
Below: The Guardians of the Galaxy novel (written by Nova and GotG comic book writer Dan Abnett), the Nova Corps Starblaster vehicle, the Nova Corps action figure and the Marvel Legends Nova (Rich Rider) action figure!