James Gunn says more than one great Marvel Cinematic Universe character will be introduced in The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special.
James Gunn says the Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special will introduce multiple characters to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. With Marvel Studios’ Guardians of the Galaxy, Gunn took oddball comic book characters like Groot and Rocket Raccoon and made them household names. With last summer’s The Suicide Squad, the writer/director introduced more characters than perhaps any DC film thus far, including John Cena’s Christopher Smith/Peacemaker. The HBO Max spinoff, Peacemaker, is now the best-reviewed entry in the DC Extended Universe.
Following work on Peacemaker, Gunn has returned to the MCU and is currently filming the final installment in his Guardians of the Galaxy franchise. Filming concurrently with Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 is The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special, which is set to drop on Disney+ during the 2022 holiday season, just months before the release of the third film. Piggybacking off Disney+’s Hawkeye and inspired by the infamous Star Wars: Holiday Special, The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special will bring much more than cheer to the MCU.
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While doing a few Q & A’s on Twitter, Gunn was asked if he’d be introducing any new characters in the holiday special. Gunn said, “more than one great new MCU character will be introduced,” implying the additions will be as important to the TV special as they are the larger universe. Check out his tweet below:
Gunn has previously teased he’ll be introducing one of the greatest MCU characters of all time in The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special and now fans know they’ll be treated to more than one new face. While nothing has been revealed as to the identities of these new characters, Gunn has ruled out Homer, the Happy Ghost. It seems likely the special introduces comic book characters like Nova, Blackjack O’Hare, or even Santas Claus himself. It could also introduce Adam Warlock, who is already confirmed to be in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 and will be played by Will Poulter.
The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special will be required MCU viewing as it leads into Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. The former will reportedly be 40 minutes long and, of course, follow the titular team during the holiday season. Gunn has hyped the special is perhaps the greatest thing he’s ever done—which is saying a lot. The Guardians of Galaxy Holiday Special will likely premiere in December of this year and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 is set for release on May 5, 2023.
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