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BREAKING: Actress Glenn Close to reprises her role as Nova Prime in COSMIC REWIND Coaster

More news about the Guardians of the Galaxy: COSMIC REWIND attraction has come out during the Destination D23 Celebration at Walt Disney World, which began yesterday and runs through Sunday, November 21.

Disney has just announced that actress Glenn Close will reprise her role as Nova Prime, the Xandarian leader of the Nova Corps, also known as Irani Rael, within the new Guardians-themed coaster attraction set to open next year at EPCOT.

Per the Marvel Cinematic Universe Fandom page, Glenn Close plays the role of Nova Prime in Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy:

“Glenn Close portrayed Nova-Prime Irani Rael in Guardians of the Galaxyand she also filmed a short cameo in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, but her scenes were cut from the film.”

In the YouTube video shared by Disney Parks for the Destination D23 Celebration in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, this weekend, Close announces her role in the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy: COSMIC REWIND attraction, which will be the first Guardians-themed permanent experience at the Walt Disney World Resort. Close also makes mention of the new attraction opening to Guests at the Walt Disney World Resort in summer 2022, though we have yet to hear an exact opening date for the exciting new addition at EPCOT.

Soon after the new attraction was first announced, Guests could meet Star-Lord and Gamora near the area where the Ellen’s Energy Adventure attraction was beginning to be cleared to make room for construction to begin on the new Guardians-themed coaster.

We can’t wait to hear more about this exciting new attraction coming to EPCOT next year. It was first announced four years ago, but because of obstacles in place because of the coronavirus pandemic, construction and completion of the new experience have no doubt faced some pushback.

Are you looking forward to the newest coaster at Disney World?


About Becky Burkett

I'm an enthusiastic writer who finds joy in random things like cold weather, snow, "I Love Lucy," "The Andy Griffith Show," journals full of blank paper, countdowns to Christmas, the month of December, "Toy Story," "Sleeping Beauty," my 4 kids, my 4 shih tsus, Disney Parks history, Imagineering and visiting the parks. I think Walt Disney is the standard against which genius should be measured. I love to write about Disney Parks, Disney history, all things Imagineering and PIXAR. I adore the colors, story and art direction of Disney's "Sleeping Beauty" (Team Make it Blue!), and "Toy Story" is life (minus "Toy Story 4"). I believe Walt Disney was so much more than an entertainment and theme park tycoon; I believe he was a savant with a vision for life and how it could be if happiness and kindness are strived for. I love Biergarten at EPCOT and 1900 Park Fare at Disney's Grand Floridian. You can find me croonin' with the birdies at the Enchanted Tiki Room, chillin' on the PeopleMover or hangin' with Woody and the gang at Toy Story Land. I'm always looking for Imagineers in the parks, and I'd rather meet Joe Rohde and Tony Baxter than anyone in Hollywood! Hey, if you dream it, you really can do it!