Since the 'Guardians of the Galaxy' rumors are still flying fast and furious, let's take this new one with a grain of salt as always...although it certainly makes a lot of sense. The new word around the internet is that the Nova corps will play a role in Marvel's upcoming space opera. Who are these guys? Let's find out.

'Guardians of the Galaxy' is continuously looking like an experimental playground where Marvel Studios and director James Gunn can introduce mainstream audiences to some of Marvel's more obscure and bizarre characters. In addition to the Guardians (a roster of names that includes heroes you've never heard of like Starlord and Drax the Destroyer), we'll also be meeting the death-obsessed Thanos and if AICN is to be believed, the Nova Corps, a team that can best be described as a group of intergalactic police officers (in other words, it's Marvel Universe's version of the Green Lantern Corps).

According to Marvel:

[The Nova Corps] consisted of 500 soldiers ranging in rank from Corpsman up to Centurion and its leader, Centurion Nova Prime. The Corps also had a regiment of Syfon Warriors, of which Powerhouse was one. After the reformation of Xandar, the Nova Corps expanded its protective range to include the entire Andromeda Galaxy and Earth.

The AICN article literally cites a friend of an anonymous person for the news, so feel free to believe what you want to believe. However, the article is quick to point out that the ships behind the Guardians in that initial promo image certainly look like Nova Corps ships...and that Marvel did just recently launch a new Nova comic...and that it would make perfect sense for the space police to have a part in a movie that is set almost entirely in space.

So it all makes sense...but is it true? What do you think? Chime in with your two cents in the comments below.