It is easy to assume that Guardians Of The Galaxy Holiday Special would just be a fun little spin-off, but James Gunn claims it’s all canon. Once Kevin Feige finally released the schedule for the next two Marvel In stages, fans set about separating the row. The Holiday Special was mostly ignored by fans who thought it was just going to be a silly little one-off. It was cast aside in favor of such projects daredevil, Blade, or Avengers: Secret Wars.
According to Gunn himself, they couldn’t be further from the truth. Not only will Guardians Of The Galaxy Holiday Special serve as an epilogue to all of Phase 4, but it will also introduce a new major hero. He also hasn’t been shy about explaining exactly how he feels about the special, calling it his favorite thing he’s ever done. Specifically in one interview with RadioTimeshe explained that:
“It’s absolutely ridiculous and every day we can’t believe we’re doing it. We all love it. It’s unlike anything anyone’s ever seen before. I can’t wait for people to see it.”
He also specifically said that it is “The greatest thing I’ve ever done in my life”.
Above all, James Gunn is a filmmaker who likes to have a good time, and it really shows in his work. If he’s so excited about the movie, we probably should be too. He has just finished working on Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. III too, which means this could be one of the last little bits of Guardians we have before the characters’ stories are mostly over.
The release of the project is right between the end of phase 4, which closes out with Black Panther: Wakanda Forever and the beginning of phase 5, Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania. Being a holiday special and all, we’re sure you can pretty much guess when it’s coming out, but James Gunn did confirm a release date for the holiday season, more specifically in December.
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