Marvel Studios has revealed a sneak peek of The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special, which releases on Disney+ November 25th.
The special takes place after the events of Avengers: Endgame and Thor: Love and Thunder. It will follow the Guardians on a quest to find Star-Lord the best present for the holidays.
The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special Serves as the Epilogue to Marvel Phase 4
From the footage shown, it feels that the latest James Gunn magic will not only be a simple palette cleanser after the emotional rollercoaster of Wakanda Forever but also an epilogue for Phase 4. This is something Gunn confirmed to a fan on Twitter back in August. Kevin Feige, president of Marvel Studios, also confirmed the information during Marvel’s D23 presentation this past September.
Kevin Feige also said the special was the first project they discussed bringing to Disney+ as an original.
“It is the very first thing ever conceived for Marvel Studios for Disney+. On the set of Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol 2. James Gunn said we should do a holiday special. We all had a laugh, and then they wrote it in three days.”Kevin Feige, President and CEO Of Marvel Studios
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The story seems simple, but the great thing about the holidays is the importance of family coming together, and Christmas represents a sense of warmth and balance. Now plot details are under wraps, but from what we can gather, the team looks pretty happy together, Cosmo, the telepathic space dog, has officially joined the roster, and Groot seems a little different. Not to mention Drax and Mantis go to Earth to find Kevin Bacon, who actor Kevin Bacon himself will play.
If you notice closely, the duo will get into plenty of high jinks, get ugly Christmas sweaters, take plenty of fan photos, and just let loose. Once again, Gunn and Feige are letting the actors transcend the silver screen and let their genuine friendship and emotions surface.
But a handful of critics took to social and revealed early reactions, with many praising the latest Marvel cinematic experience as “a new Christmas classic.”
Actor Chris Pratt, who plays Star-Lord/Peter Quill, also shared similar comments during the sneak peek.
“It’s a fantastic story vomited from the brain of a mad genius. I think audiences are going to be really excited, and I think this will probably be played every year for the rest of our lives”.Chris Ptatt – Starlord/Peter Quill Via Marvel Studios
With equal praise from Pratt, the cast, and various critics, it feels that Gunn and Marvel may have something special on their hands with this latest “Special Presentation”.
A new synopsis for the special reads, “In The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special, the Guardians, who are on a mission to make Christmas unforgettable for Quill, head to Earth in search of the perfect present.”
James Gunn wrote and directed The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special. The executive producers are Kevin Feige, Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Brad Winderbaum, Gunn, Sara Smith and Simon Hatt, with David J. Grant and Lars P. Winther serving as co-producers.
The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special will premiere on Disney+ on November 25.
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Source: Marvel Entertainment