A new promotional image for the Guardians of the Galaxy-themed Holiday Special is here.
Marvel is gearing up for the release of its second special presentation on the Disney Plus streaming service. The first one, focusing on Werewolf by Night and Swamp Thing, was a hit for the company, introducing a slew of never-before-seen characters to the ever-growing Marvel Cinematic Universe. Now, The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special brings back the titular group of misfits ahead of their third cinematic outing.
Drax and Mantis take the spotlight
The latest promotional image for The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special features Dave Bautista and Pom Klementieff reprising their roles as Drax and Mantis, respectively. The two can be seen posing for the camera while wearing classic Christmas sweaters, teasing the festive spirit of the special. Check out the image below.
Directed by James Gunn, The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special sees Drax and Mantis traveling to Earth to kidnap Kevin Bacon so that the celebrity can cheer-up Peter Quill, a.k.a. Star-Lord, who is missing Gamora. The special arrives on Disney Plus on November 25th.
The Holiday Special takes place between the events of Thor: Love and Thunder and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. Gunn has previously said that it runs for about 40 minutes, making it slightly shorter than Werewolf by Night.
The Guardians recently made an appearance in Thor: Love and Thunder. Here is the official synopsis for the Marvel Studios movie:
The film finds Thor (Chris Hemsworth) on a journey unlike anything he’s ever faced – a quest for inner peace. But his retirement is interrupted by a galactic killer known as Gorr the God Butcher (Christian Bale), who seeks the extinction of the gods. To combat the threat, Thor enlists the help of King Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson), Korg (Taika Waititi) and ex-girlfriend Jane Foster (Natalie Portman), who – to Thor’s surprise – inexplicably wields his magical hammer, Mjolnir, as the Mighty Thor. Together, they embark upon a harrowing cosmic adventure to uncover the mystery of the God Butcher’s vengeance and stop him before it’s too late.
Directed by Taika Waititi, Thor: Love and Thunder stars Chris Hemsworth, Christian Bale, Tessa Thompson, Jaimie Alexander, Taika Waititi, Russell Crowe, Natalie Portman, Chris Pratt, Dave Bautista, Karen Gillan, Pom Klementieff, Vin Diesel and Bradley Cooper.
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