March 6, 2013
Another Source Says Nova Corps. Featured In GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY
AICN is reporting that Marvel's version of intergalactic military/police Nova Corps. (similar to Green Lantern Corps) will be featured in Guardians of The Galaxy. We've been hearing since the early days of development of Avengers and Guardians that Nova would be introduced into the MCU. Not to mention that speculation grew from the concept art that might have had Nova ships in the sky. Marvel released a new Nova series at the same time they rebooted Guardians with their new comic. If original story details for the film are to believed, the group starts out to be prisoners and fugitives which could mean Nova Corps. are on their tails.
“I was contacted by a source..., telling me that after they had a dinner with a friend that is a confirmed part of [Guardians of the Galaxy]’s production team, that the friend let it slip over the meal that NOVA CORPS were definitely a part of the movie.”
Kevin Durand (Real Steel, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Smokin' Aces) had been recently linked for a role in the film but it's unlikely it was for Drax. I could see him being apart of the Nova Corps. if not as Richard Rider.