Another day, another trailer from Marvel Studios. Just yesterday, we had the trailer for Ant-Man & The Wasp: Quantumania, and now we have a trailer for the final Marvel x Disney+ viewing from director James Gunn.
So will this Guardians holiday special be essential viewing? The short answer is Yes. According to James Gunn, this will be setting up some plot points for the future of the franchise, mostly around Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 which is due to release in 2023.
“I think it’s really been about telling one story between the three films with a couple of sideways adventures,” Gunn said during Marvel’s San Diego Comic-Con panel. “But I think it really is about the one story. This is the final arc that we began at the very beginning of Guardians of the Galaxy, with Peter Quill, with Rocket, seeing where Nebula goes, and even Kraglin, who started out as saying one or two lines in the first movie and is now a main Guardian of the Galaxy.”
The trailer shows a tie in with the first 2 movies which will include a debut for Kevin Bacon into the MCU. We cannot forget from the first 2 movies, Star-Lord’s obsession with Footloose and Kevin Bacon. So this will be extremely funny to see.
“The Holiday Special was pure joy,” Gunn replied. “Vol. 3 was very difficult for a billion reasons, beginning with its size and complexity. It might be my favorite movie but it probably wasn’t my favorite shooting experience, other than the love I have for the whole team.”
Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special will stream on Disney+ on November 25th, just in time to get you into the festive spirit for the holidays.
Let us know what you think about this? Will this live up to the Guardians feel? Or is this just another piece of Marvel content that they are taking too far in Phase 4?