Marvel has unleashed a new featurette for James Gunn’s The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special, and it gives us some amazing behind-the-scenes look at the movie. It’s going to be amazing to see Peter Quill and the gang of heroes again as they celebrate the holidays by abducting Kevin Bacon.
The video gives some insight into the project from Kevin Feige along with writer and director James Gunn and Chris Pratt. Feige claims in the video that this special was actually “the very first thing ever conceived” by Marvel for the Disney+ platform, which is interesting!
Gunn came up with the idea during the production of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, which was more than two years before Disney+ actually released in late 2019. Feige said that it didn’t take long for Gunn to figure out the story and he ended up writing the script in only three days.
Gunn said that this little movie is the most significant thing he’s ever done:
“The Holiday Special is the greatest thing I’ve ever done in my life. It’s totally ridiculous, and every day we can’t believe that we’re making it. We all completely love it. It is unlike anything that anyone’s ever seen before. I can’t wait for people to see it.”
In the movie, Star-Lord is feeling super down in the dumps over his situation with Gamora. So Drax and Mantis head to Earth to bring Peter Quill back the perfect present to cheer him up! Something that he’ll never forget, which is Kevin Bacon.
The movie also stars Dave Bautista as Drax, Vin Diesel as Groot, Bradley Cooper as Rocket, Pom Klementieff as Mantis, and Sean Gunn as Kraglin. It’s also been revealed that Michael Rooker will star in the movie!
The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special hits Disney+ on November 25.