Despite the multitude of content that the Marvel Cinematic Universe is putting out on its platforms, Guardians of the Galaxy is definitely an OG. With comedy, action, romance, and wholesome characters, the GOTG team never fails to amuse and raise your serotonin levels when you see them. Ever since the first movie hit the theatres, Guardians of the Galaxy has had its cult following within the MCU because of its use of 70’s references and the storytelling process that doesn’t get boring.
After an equally successful and heartbreaking ending of the second installment in the series, Guardians of the Galaxy is prepping to set the stage for its third part on the 5th of May, 2023. However, if that seems too long of a wait, don’t worry. James Gunn is here to give us a few of your favorite characters on a television special titled: Guardians of the Galaxy: Holiday Special. With the holiday season approaching, we couldn’t be happier to see our favorite characters with a cup of hot chocolate and, hopefully, some pizza.
The #GotGHolidaySpecial made me laugh, it made me cry & it warmed my seasonal cheer – a perfect holiday special! Good music, good vibes, lots of heart. Some of the best ever Drax & Mantis material & a really beautiful finish. Already prepping my emotions for #GotGVol3 😭 pic.twitter.com/0YDS9FRf8s
— Erik Davis (@ErikDavis) November 23, 2022
What is the ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special’?
With the MCU streaming its content on the Disney+ platform, the scope of viewing the marvel movies expanded exponentially. However, one of the best parts is seeing characters larger than life, not just on the silver screen but on your television. That being said, GOTG Holiday Special is a television program written and directed by James Gunn. It will exclusively stream on the Disney+ platform for all subscribers.
This holiday special, exclusively as television content, will be in continuity with its silver screen counterparts and will serve as a small side story within the main timeline and storyline.
Everything you need to know before watching GOTG Holiday Special
Well, first things first. This IS a holiday special, which means the plot is likely rooted in the spirit of Christmas, holidays, and gift-giving. From what’s been revealed in the trailer, Drax and Mantis visit earth to try and get Peter Quill, aka Starlord, a present for Christmas to cheer him up after the 2014 timeline Gamora parted ways with him in the current timeline.
If two of the funniest and most wholesome GOTG characters searching for a present on earth during the holiday season isn’t enough, they had to bring in the legendary Kevin Bacon to stir the pot. One of Peter Quill’s fondest memories of the earth is the portrayal of Kevin Bacon in Footloose. By the looks of what’s going on in the trailer, Drax and Mantis aren’t going to take a no from Bacon.
Holiday Season, Kevin Bacon, Guardians of the Galaxy: Xmas got so much better!
Kevin Bacon seems thrilled to be playing a fictionalized version of himself in the movie franchise that’s managed to capture the hearts of millions worldwide. With the holiday season in motion, Kevin Bacon playing himself in a GOTG Holiday special is the best break we could all get this year on the lines of entertainment.
— Entertainment Tonight (@etnow) November 23, 2022
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