That’s Nova, of course, with MCU Cosmic’s Jeremy Conrad saying that the hero is “set for his MCU debut.” In May, Conrad said that development on Nova had begun at Marvel, but now he has a “better idea” of what’s going on:
According to very reliable sources, Nova appears to be one of the big characters planned for a Phase 5 debut alongside Blade, The Fantastic Four, and the Mutants. And from the sound of things, and how it’s been in development for a while, it could be relatively early in Phase 5 as well.
Marvel already has three movie premiere dates set for 2022, which will be the first year of Phase 5. Black Panther 2 launches on May 6th, with two other MCU films set to premiere in February and July. Marvel will tell us more about those dates in 2021, once it gets closer to the end of Phase 4.
It’s unclear if Nova is getting a full origin story type of film or if he’ll be introduced via other means in another hero’s movie. After all, Marvel is going to make the most of Disney+, using the streaming service to tell additional MCU stories as well as introduce other characters that will then be included in MCU films down the road.