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Nova Prime Cast for Guardians of the Galaxy
John C. Reilly Officially joins the Cast
By Robert T. Trate
June 14, 2013
Source: The Wrap
The Wrap has officially announced that John C. Reilly will join the cast of Guardians of the Galaxy. Reilly will play Rhomann Dey aka Nova Prime, a member of the Nova Corp. We had heard for some time that Reilly would be joining the cast. It became the question of who he would play. The thought of Reilly (Wreck-It Ralph) in a Nova Corp uniform just doesn’t sit right with me. This still looks like Marvel’s biggest gamble yet. James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy is a little over 13 months away.
The Brief Synopsis: Guardians of the Galaxy centers on Peter Quill/Star-Lord (Pratt), a U.S. pilot who ends up in space in the middle of a universal conflict and goes on the run with futuristic ex-cons who have something everyone want.
Guardians of the Galaxy is scheduled for August 1st, 2014.
Who is Rhomann Dey? According to Marvel.com: "Rhomann Dey was the leader of the Nova Corps of Xandar and one of its few survivors. When the Warlord Zorr attacked Xandar, he devastated it and killed many Xandarians including Dey's wife and child. Dey hunted Zorr and battled him.
However, Zorr was too powerful for Dey and mortally wounded him. Dey flew to Earth ahead of Zorr and chose randomly Richard Rider as the new Nova transferring his power to him. Dey linked minds with Rider and explained to him the new powers he has received as well as the threat of Zorr on his planet.
At first, Rider thought the encounter was a dream, but soon discovered his powers and accepted his role as Nova. While out testing them for the first time he ran into Zorr who was on a rampage in New York City. Nova decided to fulfill the one who gave him his powers dying wish and defeat Zorr. During the battle, Zorr was teleported away by Dey himself. Dey killed Zorr before he himself died, ready to join his family and friends in the afterlife".