fans of starwars they may have heard of the infamous starwars holiday-special from 1978 that George Lucas passionately repudiated. Regardless, some fans enjoyed that mix of cheesy Christmas celebrations laced with a sci-fi twist. Next month, Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special will clearly take a page from that abandoned piece of star wars lore.
The story takes place sometime after the recent appearance of the Guardians in Thor: Love and Thunder. Peter Quill/Star-Lord is still obviously mourning his girlfriend Gamora. While there is another variant of Gamora who is alive after the events of Avengers: Endgame, she is literally not the woman Peter loved. So to cheer up his friend, the Guardians are bringing Peter back to Earth to celebrate the holidays. The Guardians have been to Peter’s world once before, but have never had time to party until now.
As revealed in the trailer, Drax and Mantis decide that the best gift to lighten the load on Peter’s heart is the chance to meet his hero: Kevin Bacon. The famous actor plays himself in the special, although Bacon is quite scared by two aliens who break into his mansion to kidnap him.
This special was filmed during the production of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, so almost all of the main cast members are back. That includes Chris Pratt as Peter Quill, Dave Bautista as Drax the Destroyer, Karen Gillan as Nebula, Bradley Cooper as the voice of Rocket, Vin Diesel as the voice of Groot, Pom Klementieff as Mantis, Sean Gunn as Kraglin Obfonteri, and the outstanding Maria Bakalova of Borat 2 as the voice of Cosmo the Spacedog.
James Gunn wrote and directed The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Specialwhich will premiere on Disney + on November 25.