Earlier today Wired posted a video on YouTube where the Russo Brothers answered questions from Twitter. Towards the end of the video, Joe Russo said that the Richard Rider version of Nova could be seen in the final battle of Avengers: Endgame.
As they tend to do, websites and YouTube channels rushed to report on the story without even bothering to look at the movie to see if they were telling the truth. It turns out they were just joking.
Comicbook.com emailed the Russos, and Joe Russo confirmed it was all just a joke:
“That was actually a joke on our part”
Avengers: Endgame is now available on Blu-ray and digital. It’s not hard to go directly to the final battle and look through all the shots to see if you could find Nova. I did it myself after the hysteria began this morning, and he’s nowhere in the movie.