‘Guardians of the Galaxy:’ John C. Reilly to Help Save the Day as Nova Prime

Reilly will be playing Rhomann Dey, who also happens to go by the name Nova Prime

It's now official that John C. Reilly will play Rhomann Dey in Marvel Studios' "Guardians of the Galaxy," a rep for the actor told TheWrap Friday.

James Gunn is set to direct the superhero film, in which a U.S pilot ends up in space in the middle of a universal conflict and goes on the run with futuristic ex-cons that have something everyone wants.

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Rhomann Dey is the real-life name of super hero Nova Prime and the leader of Nova Corps. In the comic book universe, Dey eventually transfers his powers to random Earthling Richard Rider.

Benicio Del Toro, Glenn Close, Chris Pratt and Zoe Saldana are also in the cast.