Marvel Fan 3D Printed an MCU Nova Helmet and It's a Thing of Beauty

As you wait for Richard Rider's Nova to eventually be introduced to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, you now pull your best Nova impression — or, at the very least, be envious of those who can. One Nova superfan recently went the length to create their own comic-accurate Nova Corps helmet and if we're being honest, it's a thing of beauty.

Reddit user u/BurakSsl uploaded a picture of a navy, gold, and scarlet helmet on r/Marvel earlier this week and it's already one of the sub's most popular posts — and for good reason, the helmet looks like a cosplayer's dream. If you don't believe us, check it out in the Instagram picture below.

To take it a step further, the Reddit user (also @3dpropz on Instagram) uploaded process pictures to their Instagram Story showing the process from print to completion. According to various comments on both posts, the propmaker put in quite a few hours making sure the helmet was in tip-top shape.

"I printed it with a heat and impact resistant plastic," they said in a Reddit comment. "I sanded the pieces down, filled the imperfections with wood filler, sanden [sic] them down, then apply primer and repeated this proces [sic] over and over again until I get [sic] a smooth finish. Then I started applying the metallic spray paints."

Upcoming Marvel Studios projects include Black Widow on May 1, 2020, The Falcon and The Winter Soldier in Fall of 2020, The Eternals on November 6, 2020, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings on February 12, 2021, WandaVision in Spring 2021, Loki in Spring 2021, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness on May 7, 2021, What If…? in Summer 2021, Hawkeye in Fall 2021, Thor: Love and Thunder on November 5, 2021, and Black Panther 2 on May 6, 2022.


When do you think we'll get a Nova film? Do you think the character could end up appearing in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3? Share your thoughts in the comments or by tweeting me at @AdamBarnhardt to chat all things MCU!