There have been many theories surrounding how exactly James Gunn would tackle a Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special. They could go down a Star Wars route with vignettes and some familiar faces, or something that takes place in the Marvel Cinematic Universe as its very own small story. As it turns out, Werewolf by Night confirmed that they will tackle their own little stories, and the first trailer for the Disney+ special revealed exactly which one.
As it turns out, Star-Lord is still down due to the events from Avengers: Endgame after losing Gamora, and his team is hoping to cheer him up. Going by the first look at Groot, we also seemingly now know that this takes place after Thor: Love and Thunder given that he looks quite a bit older. The main plot of the story is the team trying to cheer up their leader and it seems they have a perfect idea: abduct his childhood hero Kevin Bacon.
While it’s a shame that the trailer just gave it away, there might be a lot more we don’t know yet about how this story will play out. Still, Bacon playing himself also fits the tradition of holiday specials including celebrity cameos, and who knows if they might play around with him ending up abducted by the Guardians. Star-Lord will likely have to fix the issue, but he’ll definitely freak out seeing his childhood hero.