A look ahead into Disney +’s scheduled programming for the month of November may give some insight into when fans might expect to see The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special. The official Japanese Disney Plus site has released a look at what’s coming to the streaming service in the month of November and included on the list is an entry that should be interesting to MCU fans.
According to the site, two episodes of “Marvel Studios Unknown Secrets.” What appears to be lost in translation is that those are episodes 25 and 26 of Marvel Studios Legends, the official description of which can be read below.
As the Marvel Cinematic Universe continues to expand, Marvel Studios: Legends celebrates and codifies what has come before. Revisit the epic heroes, villains and moments from across the MCU in preparation for the highly anticipated stories still to come. Each dynamic segment feeds directly into the upcoming series premiering on Disney+ — setting the stage for future events. Marvel Studios: Legends weaves together the many threads that constitute the unparalleled Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Essentially, the short Legends episodes serve as a way to remind fans (old and new) of the adventures of the characters that will be featured in upcoming projects. For instance, episodes 22, 23 and 24 of the series will focus on King T’Challa, Princess Shuri and the Dora Milaje ahead of the theatrical release of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. Over the course of 2022, the Legends episodes have come out just about one week ahead of the debuts of the projects they’re associated with. The three episodes on the characters from Wakanda are scheduled to follow this trend, releasing on November 4th, one week ahead of the film’s November 11th theatrical debut.
It’s logical to connect the November 23rd episodes of Marvel Legends to the only other known Marvel Studios project in 2022: The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special. Assuming that Disney Plus chooses to follow the same timeline they have all year, it’s reasonable to expect the James Gunn-led special presentation will debut the week of November 28th.
There’s been no trailer released for the special to date and other than a few tidbits here and there, not much has been shared publicly about what to expect from the special. It is known that it takes place between the events of Thor: Love and Thunder and next summer’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. Rumors have covered appearances from Kevin Bacon, Santa Clause and the Silver Surfer, but outside of the key returning members of the Guardians, Marvel Studios has not confirmed anyone.
Source: Disney Plus Japan via Reddit