James Gunn Confirms ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special’ Timeline

There's still over a year to wait though.

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Director James Gunn confirmed when the Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special takes place in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

The future of the MCU is looking bright with a variety of ambitious projects on the way, including Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 3 and Taika Waititi’s Thor: Love and Thunder. But director James Gunn recently revealed that he’s finished the first draft of another cosmic project, the Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special. Naturally, Marvel fans had plenty of questions about the Disney Plus TV special and the director was happy to answer a few questions about it.

After explaining that he wrote the treatment for the Holiday Special a few years ago and that it arrives on the streaming service at the end of 2022, director James Gunn revealed when it takes place in the MCU. He confirmed that the TV special takes place after Thor: Love and Thunder but before Guardians of the Galaxy vol.3 – which makes sense since the team are also set to appear in the Taika Waititi film.

Are you excited to see the Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special? What do you think James Gunn has in store for the project? Sound-off in the comments below!

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 is expected to star Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Karen Gillan, Pom Klementieff, Elizabeth Debicki, and Sean Gunn. The cast was last seen in Avengers: Endgame. Here’s the synopsis:

The grave course of events set in motion by Thanos that wiped out half the universe and fractured the Avengers ranks compels the remaining Avengers to take one final stand in Marvel Studios’ grand conclusion to twenty-two films, “Avengers: Endgame.”

Directed by Joe and Anthony Russo, Avengers: Endgame stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Benedict Cumberbatch, Don Cheadle, Tom Holland, Chadwick Boseman, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan, Danai Gurira, Letitia Wright, Dave Bautista, Zoe Saldana, Paul Rudd, Jeremy Renner, Brie Larson, Josh Brolin, and Chris Pratt.

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