The Marvel Cinematic Universe has gifted fans with two trailers this week. Monday, Marvel released the first Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania teaser trailer revealing Scott Lang and his loved ones will go on a journey into the Quantum Realm. Today, Marvel released the Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special trailer and its full of holiday fun.
As expected, the Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special teaser trailer features the entire team in full holiday form. They journey to earth to try and cheer up Star Lord (Chris Pratt) who is still sad after losing Gamora. Twice. Star-Lord, Drax (Dave Bautista), Rocket (Bradley Cooper), Mantis (Pom Klementieff), and Groot (Vin Diesel) engage in some spirited shenanigans.
Director James Gunn says that the Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special is definitely required viewing for fans of the franchise because it sets up some plot points for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3.
“I think it’s really been about telling one story between the three films with a couple of sideways adventures,” Gunn said during Marvel’s San Diego Comic-Con panel. “But I think it really is about the one story. This is the final arc that we began at the very beginning of Guardians of the Galaxy, with Peter Quill, with Rocket, seeing where Nebula goes, and even Kraglin, who started out as saying one or two lines in the first movie and is now a main Guardian of the Galaxy.”
Gunn also confirmed the GOTG Holiday Special is within the main MCU continuity and says it was “pure joy” to work on.
“The Holiday Special was pure joy,” Gunn replied. “Vol. 3 was very difficult for a billion reasons, beginning with its size and complexity. It might be my favorite movie but it probably wasn’t my favorite shooting experience, other than the love I have for the whole team.”
The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special is directed and directed by James Gunn and premieres November 25th on Disney+ while Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 hits theaters next May. You can watch the Holiday Special teaser trailer below: