The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special

As the fourth phase in the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Multiverse Saga draws to a close, it’s been a period where Marvel has been experimenting with how they’ve been expanding this ambitious world. The biggest example of that is the Disney+ series including Wandavision, Loki, Moon Knight, and many more all being vital to the expansion of the MCU. Just this past October, Disney, and Marvel conducted another ambitious MCU experiment with Werewolf by Night, an hour-long Halloween special that yielded some very high praise for its unique execution. Many assumed this ambitious and experimental period for Marvel would conclude with the highly anticipated Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, but Marvel has one more surprise cooked up for fans before the year is done.

The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special has caught many fans off guard with the surprise trailer releasing a couple of days ago. As both Marvel and Disney are a part of our licensing portfolio, we thought we would let know everything we found out about the new special:

Where can I find the trailer?

Where is The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special releasing?

Just like Werewolf by Night, The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special will be a Disney+ exclusive, with no plans for a cinema or DVD release being made available at this time. Disney+ is certainly the place for any Marvel fan and especially Guardians of the Galaxy fans to get their fix, as it’s also the streaming home of their past adventures in Guardians of the Galaxy, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Avengers: Infinity War, Avengers: Endgame and Thor: Love and Thunder.

What is the Release Date for The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special?

The Guardians of the Galaxy’s mission to save Christmas officially begins on November 25th, 2022.

Is The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special essential viewing for the MCU?

James Gunn confirmed that’s the case by saying that there is plenty of “big information” that will be present in the film. It’s Gunn and Marvel’s way of bridging the gap between where we last saw the Guardians in Thor: Love and Thunder and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, which has also been promised by Gunn as the conclusion of the Guardians’ story and will bid farewell to the galactic super team as we know them.

Who is Starring in The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special?

Most of the iconic members of the Guardians team are returning apart from Zoe Saldaña as Gamora from the alternate timeline, although we wouldn’t rule out a cameo or an end credits tease. We can confirm that those who are returning include Chris Pratt as Star-Lord, Dave Bautista as Drax, Pom Klementieff as Mantis, Karen Gillan as Nebula, Bradley Cooper as Rocket Raccoon, Vin Diesel ad Groot, and Sean Gunn as Kraglin. As mentioned above, Maria Bakalova will be voicing Cosmo the Space Dog for the first time and Kevin Bacon will also be joining the MCU as himself.

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