The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special: Everything we know about

James Gunn is all set to start filming the third installment in the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise. The movie will pick up after the events of Avengers: Endgame, which saw Tony Stark using the Infinity Stones to undo Thanos’ snap. This saw all the superheroes who got dusted make a return, including members of the guardians like Peter Quill, Drax, Groot and Mantis.

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It will serve to act as the continuation to the events of Thor: Love and Thunder, the movie will apparently see Peter Quill aka Starlord look for Gamora, who he met during the final battle in Endgame. It will probably also give us an answer as to what happened in the period between the end of Endgame and the third Thor movie.

With the filming about to start, Gunn has also plans to release a new web television special, titled Guardians Of The Galaxy: Holiday Special. The special will also be a sequel to Guardians of the Galaxy, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Avengers: Endgame, and Thor: Love and Thunder. It will be an installment of Phase Four of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It will be produced by Marvel Studios and will be released on Disney+hotstar in December 2022.

WHAT WE KNOW ABOUT GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY: HOLIDAY SPECIAL

The majority of the cast will be returning to reprise their roles in the movie franchise. We have Chris Pratt starring as Peter Quill/Star-Lord, Dave Bautista as Drax the Destroyer, Bradley Cooper as Rocket Raccoon, Vin Diesel as Groot, Karen Gillan as Nebula, and Pom Klementieff as Mantis. As mentioned before, the special is written and directed by James Gunn. It will reportedly be 40 mins long and will act as a set for the events of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3.

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Gunn recently clarified that the special would be fitting within the continuity of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), taking to twitter to tweet a photo of the title page for the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special, while also confirming that it was the first draft of the script. While answering some of the fans’ questions, this is what he had to say, 

“It’s in-canon, it’s about the Guardians, you’re gonna learn stuff that you need to learn before Volume 3, and it’s great I’m really happy with it.” He also confirmed that he will be filming the special the same time as the movie, stating,

“I’m gonna film it at the same time as the movie. I’m using a lot of the same sets, the same actors obviously, so we’re filming simultaneously with the film but it’s gonna have to be edited and finished sooner.”

While the premise to the special has more or less been revealed, there are still some questions that arise as to the cast. As mentioned before, the special will be picking up after the events of Thor: Love and Thunder, which will also have the guardians making an appearance. Moreover, the ending to Endgame saw Thor join the Guardians, the events following which would be covered by the fourth Thor movie. It is therefore a question of whether Thor would now be making an appearance in the special, considering that it will directly act as a sequel to Avengers: Endgame, and Thor: Love and Thunder.

This is article is contributed by Pranav.

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