James Gunn revealed that The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special introduces numerous new MCU characters.
Following his stint at DC with his acclaimed film The Suicide Squad and HBO Max series Peacemaker, James Gunn makes his long-awaited return to Marvel Studios with the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 as well as The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special. Recently, James Gunn hailed the special as the best project he’s ever worked on, and he’s pretty stoked to introduce it to MCU fans.
This special is said to be in the same runtime as any other television holiday special, and with the return of the beloved Guardians, fans are curious to see if any new MCU characters will be introduced. Well, James Gunn confirmed as such on his official Twitter:
It will be interesting to see how James Gunn introduces a slew of new MCU characters in this holiday special given the limited runtime it has. Either way, the filmmaker is notable for his adoration of oddball comic book characters that were lesser-known to mainstream audiences and turning them into popular characters. Clearly, the MCU’s Guardians of the Galaxy have become household names amongst audiences worldwide, and The Suicide Squad and Peacemaker both gave viewers a look at some obscure DC Comics characters.
Along with the MCU holiday special, James Gunn is currently filming Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, which will star Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Karen Gillan, Pom Klementieff, Sean Gunn, Sylvester Stallone, Will Poulter and Chukwudi Iwuji.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 is currently set to hit theaters on May 5, 2023, while The Holiday Special will be available to stream on Disney Plus this holiday season. Stay tuned for all the latest news surrounding the upcoming James Gunn film and other MCU projects, and be sure to subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more original video content.