‘The Guardians Of The Galaxy Holiday Special’ Includes These ‘Thor 4’ Characters

Here's how both MCU entries are linked!

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The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special will include these characters from Thor: Love and Thunder.

In Marvel Studios’ upcoming The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special, we will catch up with the cosmic team sometime after the events of Thor: Love and Thunder and Vol. 3. Given that this special will link between both of those films, Some are curious as to how the stories will connect.

As it turns out, there will be two characters from Thor: Love and Thunder that will be making an appearance in The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special. Chris Pratt spoke with Screen Rant about the upcoming new MCU film, and revealed how Taika Waititi left something unique behind for James Gunn to continue into the new special:

[Waititi] just wanted to stick James with some goats. James has to pick up where Taika left off, and he stuck us with some space goats.”

Typically [MCU directors don’t stick each other with stuff in the background], but I guess Taika kind of plays by his own set of rules…you’ll see there’s a few things that he did that I think was kind of an inside joke to play on James. It’s a bit of that sort of improv world where you see what you can roll with.

The Guardians celebrate the Holiday Season.

This particular connection between both Thor: Love and Thunder and this upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy special for Disney Plus is quite interesting, especially given the specificity of including these two goats. If anything, it showcases the shared respect both Taika Waititi and James Gunn have.

Here is the synopsis for Thor: Love and Thunder:

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.

Along with the MCU holiday specialJames Gunn is currently working on 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.

Thor: Love and Thunder will hit theaters on July 8, 2022, while The Holiday Special will be available to stream on Disney Plus this holiday season and Vol. 3 is currently set to hit theaters on May 5, 2023,. Stay tuned for all the latest news surrounding the upcoming MCU projects, and be sure to subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more original video content.

Source: Screen Rant

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