It has been a big night for Marvel Comic related movies. The trailer for Venom was leaked. Then the Official Trailer came out. News circulated that a Moon Knight movie could end up being done. And rumors that Nova could come to the big screen as part of an ensemble movie before getting his own solo film.
Richard Rider, AKA Nova, first appears in Nova #1 (available on eBay). Bronze age Marvel books have been heating up lately, first appearance and keys especially, this could drive Nova #1 up more.
Comicbook.com had the story:
“Nova is… if we have a big board with a bunch of characters that have more immediate potential, Nova is on that board,” Feige said in the exclusive interview. “Because of the connection to the Guardians universe, because there are more than one examples to pull from in the comics that are interesting. And you’re absolutely right, he was in the earliest drafts of the [Guardians of the Galaxy].”
However, Feige wouldn’t go any further with a timeline for the character potentially arriving in live-action. With Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 on the way following the third and fourth Avengers movies, it is possible for Nova to appear in the Marvel Cinematic Universe before getting a standalone film.