Spider-Man: Far From Home had a lot of Easter Eggs relating to the rest of the MCU. There was a major Fantastic Four Easter Egg. Apart from that, the film talked a lot about the blip, and the sacrifices of heroes like Iron Man, Captain America, Black Widow, and Vision. But there was one major Easter Egg that a lot of people haven’t understood the real meaning of. And this Easter Egg refers to none other than Nova.
Nova is a character that according to Kevin Feige holds the immediate potential to join the MCU. Well, if it wasn’t for James Gunn’s untimely firing and the Coronavirus pandemic, we might have actually seen Nova in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 as that film was supposed to open up the cosmic side of the MCU completely and lead us to an extensive cosmic future. But apparently, someone changed our timeline and so, the entire Phase 4 plan of the MCU had to be redone. Now, Thor 4 and Captain Marvel 2 will be the films that will give us a new look into the cosmos. But talking about a character like Nova, he might actually exist in the MCU already. In fact, Spider-Man: Far From Home may have provided us with evidence that he does.
When Peter Parker was on the plane, he checks out 4 documentaries that were available for him to watch. The first was “The Snap,” which would’ve obviously shown how Thanos’ Snap removed half of all living life from The Universe. Wakanda opened its borders to the world at the end of Black Panther, hence “Finding Wakanda” was a reference to that. “Hunting Hydra” is possibly a reference to how the Avengers took down the leftover Hydra bases after Captain America: The Winter Soldier. It might have even been a tease to Hydra’s current existence, and the coming plot of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier. But let’s not go into that right now.
The fourth Documentary is titled – “Nova: Einstein Rosen Bridges with Dr. Erik Selvig.” As people might know, an Einstein-Rosen Bridge is basically a Wormhole that leads from one place to another in spacetime. We’ve seen that Erik Selvig has dealt with multiple Einstein-Rosen Bridges already. Two main wormholes were seen in The First Avengers movie. Then, there was the Convergence and several other Einstein Rosen Bridges in Thor 2. In Thor 3, we saw Bruce Banner identify The Devil’s Anus as another Einstein-Rosen Bridge. Hulk may have arrived on Sakar through an Einstein Rosen Bridge as well. So clearly, Earth’s scientists know a lot about Wormholes now, and that’s probably what Erik Selvig’s documentary is all about. But it’s titled, Nova.
The ‘Nova’ in the title was certainly a tease for the eventual arrival of Nova, but maybe it is actually evidence of the fact that Nova, the Superhero already exists in the MCU. Maybe, Richard Rider arrived on Earth after Xandar was destroyed by Thanos. Marvel scooper Mikey Sutton gave us a scoop about Nova’s future in the MCU. He stated:
“Richard Rider has no idea as to what awaits him. After losing his home world Xandar to Thanos in Avengers: Infinity War, he was plucked by Nick Fury and the members of SWORD.”
He further gave us a description of a Nova movie that might happen in the MCU as well. This scoop came through the YouTube channel Lords of the Long Box. It states:
“Miley Sutton has discovered the title for an upcoming theatrical movie. This might change as it’s incredibly early. The title is – ‘Nova: The Human Rocket.’ No screenwriters or directors are attached to these films yet so everything is considered early development. Sources tell Sutton at Nova will not be an origin story in the sense that Richard Rider will already be Nova in the beginning of the film. He will be training with SWORD and Nick fury discussions have taken place on how Rider will be different than the MCU’S other youthful male superheroes, Peter Parker. Rider is going to be a stranger in a strange land, essentially an alien on Earth. He’s lost his family due to Thanos and will need to adapt to life on another planet with new super powered friends. It will be up to the creative team to take that theme and wrap it into an entertaining uplifting package.”
It was established in Spider-Man: Far From Home that Nick Fury has been secretly working for SWORD. So, if Nova did arrive on Earth, he may be working with Fury already. In the MCU, we’ve seen how all the space ships make light speed jumps to arrive at a new planet. Those jumps also use Hexagonal portals. Maybe those portals are also Einstein-Rosen Bridges, and Richard Rider arrived on Earth through one of them. Erik Selvig’s Nova Documentary could be about that as well.
Selvig was first recruited by S.H.I.E.L.D.. He was then seen setting up a lab in the Avengers HQ in Age of Ultron. Now, SWORD is prevalent, and it is all about protecting Earth from Extra-terrestrial threats. So, Erik Selvig has to be working for SWORD. Hence, there’s another nod at a connection between Selvig and Nova. Let’s see if all this turns out to be true.
If Nova already exists in the MCU, then we might see him in WandaVision, Spider-Man 3, or Captain Marvel 2. Where do you think Nova will make his first appearance? Tell us in the comments.