Guardians of the Galaxy are back! They are set to return to the Marvel Cinematic Universe in a big way. We have the third, and likely final, installment of the current roster of characters and a Holiday Special just around the corner. James Gunn is back in the director’s chair before taking on his duties as head of DC Studios and focusing more on another cinematic universe.
While he has already signed on for the new job, he is still going to be busy preparing and marketing the upcoming Marvel release. As such, he has taken to his personal Twitter account to share a BTS image of him with his brother Sean Gunn as Kraglin and Kevin Bacon, who is making his MCU debut in the upcoming Holiday Special.
Surprisingly, the trailer for the Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special has been quite revealing, as it gave away the storyline of Drax and Mantis going to Earth to kidnap Star-Lord’s personal hero, Kevin Bacon. For the first time, an actor is set to play themselves in the universe and it’ll be interesting to see how they tackle his character, especially with the wacky interactions that are teased in the trailer.
It’ll be Marvel Studios’ second holiday special but the first that is specifically marketed as such. Werewolf by Night was technically for the Halloween season and had the fitting atmosphere for it, but it doesn’t hold that title with “Halloween Special” added. So, we’ll see how Gunn combines his usual sense of humor with the holiday spirit.