Earlier this year, Deadline reported that Marvel is developing a Nova project with Sabir Pirzada (Moon Knight) on board to write. There was some speculation about whether the project was a theatrical film or a Disney+ series or “Special Presentation” for the streamer.
Marvel or Disney have not officially announced the Nova project yet, but according to a new report the show could possibly be delayed.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Marvel’s Nova project was said to be “on a slower path.” The reveal was featured in an article describing Disney is putting the brakes on the output of some of its biggest franchises and brands following Bob Iger’s Feb. 8 comments that the company needs to be “better at curating” franchise content that’s “extraordinarily expensive.” Added Iger: “We want the quality on the screen, but we have to look at what they cost us.”
Last July at San Diego Comic-Con, Feige announced five Marvel Disney+ Originals that were set to release in 2023 including What If …? Season 2, Echo, Loki Season 2, Ironheart and Agatha: Coven of Chaos. Now, The Hollywood Reporter states that Loki Season 2 and Secret Invasion are “the only sure bets to debut this year. Even projects that wrapped months ago, such as the Hawkeye spinoff Echo and Wakanda Forever spinoff Ironheart, are unlikely to arrive in 2023 as the studio spreads out its content and tinkers in postproduction. And shows in development, such as Nova, are now on a slower path.”
In case you aren’t familiar with the character, Nova, a.k.a Richard Rider became Nova after the last surviving member of Corps, Rhomann Dey, crash-landed on Earth and bestowed his powers and duty upon him. His many powers include flight, superhuman strength, speed, and durability. He has also been a member of many superhero teams such as the Guardians of the Galaxy, throughout his comic book history, which began back in 1966.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter