Eight years have expired since James Gunn and Marvel Studios encouraged moviegoers to observe August 2014’s Guardians of the Galaxy and undergo a separate side of the MCU. The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special is one of the upcoming events for Marvel fans to predict.
Gunn’s remarks on the Hero Nation podcast suggest that we will soon say farewell to this group of Guardians. However, prior to Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. The zany group’s nearly 10-year trip comes to a conclusion when 3 debuts in theatres in May 2023, but Disney+ users will get to take a brief diversion with the upcoming special.
Don’t worry if this is your first exposure to The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special. We’re about to break down the program that was initially unveiled at the Disney Investors Day event in 2020. There is actually quite a bit we already know about what seems like a pleasant romp before the gravity of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 arrives, despite the fact that plot specifics are under lock and key.
The release date of the Guardians of the Galaxy holiday special is set for late 2022.
Around the holidays in late 2022, The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special will air on Disney+. According to everyone, including James Gunn, Disney, and Marvel. Despite the fact that an exact release date has not yet been determined. The special will undoubtedly be one of the most popular shows during the last TV season of 2022. No matter what time it airs in the last weeks of the year.
Between Thor: Love and Thunder and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 is the holiday special.
Since the start of the program more than two years ago. The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special has been the subject of several doubts. Including where it fits into the MCU and whether it may consider canonical material to share with the world. That solves in April 2022 when James Gunn states that the special will take place between Thor: Love and Thunder and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 in response to a fan who asks on Twitter if it will be a standalone event or a part of a larger narrative.
We may learn how the band of misfit heroes spent their time after Thor (Chris Hemsworth) left to save the cosmos in the Summer 2022 box office blockbuster hit thanks to the special serving as the link between the two films.
Some Guardians won’t appear in the holiday special.
Not every member of the main Guardians of the Galaxy team will appear in the upcoming Disney+ holiday special. Despite the fact that many of them will. James Gunn tweeted in May 2022 in response to someone who had shared a mocked-up title card. Stating that not all of the characters seen in the fan art were even in The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special. Without going into any further detail about who will or won’t be there.
Gamora (Zoe Saldana), who famously perished in Avengers: Infinity War so that Thanos (Josh Brolin) could obtain the Soul Stone on his quest to restore balance to the universe, is the most likely candidate to be absent. In Avengers: Endgame the next year, Gamora did make a comeback. But it wasn’t the same Gamora who had fallen in love with Chris Pratt’s Peter Quill. Rather, it was a different Gamora from a different period. Despite being a part of the cast of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, Zoe Saldana was not present when the team was last seen (or the time before that).
It might be said that Marvel Phase 4’s “epilogue” is the Guardians of the Galaxy holiday special.
Kevin Feige, the head of Marvel Studios, conducted audience members through the MCU’s upcoming stages. During the time of the company’s major 2022 San Diego Comic-Con presentation. He reveals that November’s Black Panther: Wakanda Forever will mark the end of Phase 4. There will be an “epilogue” of sorts even though Ryan Coogler’s next sequel. It will be the last film to hit theatres before Phase 5 begins in 2023.
Shortly after the event, when asked on Twitter about The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special. And, its role in the MCU, the director said that the Disneyplus.com/begin special will be “the epilogue of Phase 4.”
James Gunn Says One of the Greatest MCU Characters of All Time will be introduced
The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special will introduce a new character to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Which is yet another thrilling development. When asked in October 2021 if any new characters would be joining the Guardians. James Gunn said on Twitter that the special would introduce “one of the greatest MCU characters of all time.”
Gunn hasn’t said much about it since then, but with some fresh faces in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 in 2023, there’s a chance that we’ll see Adam Warlock, and Cosmo the Space Dog. Else, even Chukwudi Iwuji’s High Evolutionary, who are all expected to feature in the Marvel Phase 5 film. Who knows, though; it could be someone altogether else.
James Gunn has said The Holiday Special is Unlike Anything Anyone has seen
James Gunn has done some really absurd things in his films throughout the course of his career. But it looks like The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special will soon surpass some of his earlier successes. In an interview with RadioTimes.com in March 2022, Gunn described the upcoming Disney+ special as not only the “best thing” he’s ever done. But also one of the most distinctive. He said:
We find it completely absurd and daily find it hard to believe that we are succeeding. We absolutely adore it utterly. Nobody has ever seen anything like it before. I eagerly anticipate seeing it in public. It will happen fairly shortly. It’s available this Christmas, you know. People don’t really have to wait for that long.
These remarks ought to pique fans’ interest in the impending holiday special even more given that the author of them has worked on everything from high-profile summer blockbusters like the Guardians of the Galaxy films to low-budget horror films like Slither.
The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special’s production was finished in May 2022.
The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special has already wrapped production despite there is no set date for its debut on Disney+. In reality, James Gunn stated in an April 2022 tweet that Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 ended up filming the next week, with main photography wrapping up earlier that month. The movie and special will shoot concurrently, and Gunn previously discloses to EW that some of the same sets may use for both productions.
In the coming weeks and months, expect to learn more about The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special. Check out all the other fantastic Marvel movies and other offerings that are accessible with a Disney+ subscription in the interim.