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The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special (Disney+) -- premieres 11/25/22



In the The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special, the Guardians, who are on a mission to make Christmas unforgettable for Quill, head to Earth in search of the perfect present. The Marvel Studiosí Special Presentation stars Chris Pratt, Dave Bautista, Karen Gillan, and Pom Klementieff, featuring Vin Diesel as Groot and Bradley Cooper as Rocket, Sean Gunn and The Old 97ís with Michael Rooker and Kevin Bacon.

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Re: The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special (Disney+) -- premieres 11/25/22

It's going to be about 45min.

Some photos now online including a new look, buffer Groot.

Kevin Bacon is in this? Ha! I just looked it up and he is indeed playing himself.

Noting that Zoe Saldana is not listed in the cast Dex posted. Gathering they are saving her for the film next year or they'll be something in the credits of the special?
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Re: The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special (Disney+) -- premieres 11/25/22

well, the trailer alone is better than the whole of the infamous Star Wars holiday special. This actually looks very fun and like some thought was put in it.
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Re: The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special (Disney+) -- premieres 11/25/22

This was fantastic and so funny. Loved it.
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Re: The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special (Disney+) -- premieres 11/25/22

Good show. Very short, though. Mantis and Drax time to shine. Cute songs. After part 3, I'm gonna miss the Guardians.
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Re: The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special (Disney+) -- premieres 11/25/22

Drax getting shot.

That was cute. Nothing special but it was fun.
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This was truly a nice little special.
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Re: The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special (Disney+) -- premieres 11/25/22

The Mark Hammil cameo was weird. Weren’t there rumors of him being in Volume 3?

I think my biggest laugh was Mantis yelling “Steeeeeeeve!” on Hollywood Blvd.
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Re: The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special (Disney+) -- premieres 11/25/22

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The Mark Hammil cameo was weird. Werenít there rumors of him being in Volume 3?
That was him? They seemed to linger on that guy a bit too long but it didn't look like him.
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Re: The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special (Disney+) -- premieres 11/25/22

No way that was Mark Hamill.
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Re: The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special (Disney+) -- premieres 11/25/22

Below tweets happened a while back...

It looked a lot him. There are articles and tweets out there wondering the same. I wouldn't be surprised if he's in Vol. 3 and they just put a shot of him since all of it was filmed at the same time.





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Re: The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special (Disney+) -- premieres 11/25/22

I could get used to watching these the morning after Thanksgiving. It was pretty fun, I wouldn't call it great...but it was a nice little MCU treat. And finally something in a different aspect ratio! Half of these MCU shows don't need to be using the same 2.35:1 format, and I've found it odd how they've stuck it to so stridently.
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Re: The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special (Disney+) -- premieres 11/25/22

Who does everyone think Mark Hamill was? Nothing stood out to me.

I was hoping Peter would say something like "Who's this old guy?" when seeing Kevin Bacon. Maybe he's checked on what he looks like in the years since Footloose.
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Re: The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special (Disney+) -- premieres 11/25/22

It was an old dude drinking.

I saw some additional posts with people saying it was a background actor named Troy Beecham. Googling the name looks like the person, so that is probably it.
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Re: The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special (Disney+) -- premieres 11/25/22

Pretty good. Quite a few laughs and Mantis is adorable.

I'm guessing that the Knowhere scenes were filmed on the Volume stage since it looked like the actors and a few props standing in front of a non-interactive background.
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Re: The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special (Disney+) -- premieres 11/25/22

Ha! Rocket getting Bucky's arm. Good callback!

I've got some quibbles (you know, like Groot now looking like somebody's ComicCon cosplay mashup with HULK) but laughed enough to ignore them save one: end credits would have been a perfect time to gift us all the trailer that's been in the can for a few months.
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Re: The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special (Disney+) -- premieres 11/25/22

This caps off Phase 4 which, is fair to say, has been all over the map.
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Re: The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special (Disney+) -- premieres 11/25/22

Biggest laugh for me was also "Steeeeeeeeve"
as well as Mantis getting tossed over the wall.

Also "GoBots killed his cousin"
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Wow, this stunk. I didn't laugh at any of it, and I agree Groot looked like cosplay. Guess it was cheaper than CGI. Peter's reaction to Mantis's revelation was underwhelming, as were the songs. What a disappointment.
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Re: The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special (Disney+) -- premieres 11/25/22

That was very cute and funny, we really liked it. Now bring on Vol. 3!

I already knew that Gunn was a Hanoi Rocks fan, it was cool to hear a brief second or two of "Dead by X-Mas" before Bacon got out of his car.
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Re: The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special (Disney+) -- premieres 11/25/22

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I'm guessing that the Knowhere scenes were filmed on the Volume stage since it looked like the actors and a few props standing in front of a non-interactive background.
Nope. Built sets and blue screen.
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Re: The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special (Disney+) -- premieres 11/25/22

Totally putting on my Comicbook Guy hat here

I gotta' admit, not that it's sinking in, the main plot point was kinda' hokey. I mean, Quill has only mentioned Bacon once but I suppose I can buy he may talk about him etc. However, flicks Quill may have seen before being taken from Earth in 1988, really nothing paints Bacon as a hero outside of Footloose. The Friday the 13th reference was a stretch considering Jason wasn't even the killer in the flick Bacon was in. Besides, I hardly doubt Young Quill was watching She's Having a Baby, Lemon Sky and Forty Deuce.

I guess they'd already played the Hasselhoff card in Vol. 2
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Re: The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special (Disney+) -- premieres 11/25/22

Speaking of Mark Hamill, this might have been better if Drax and Mantis had targeted Mark Hamill/Luke Skywalker instead of Kevin Bacon. Since Disney owns Lucasfilm, they wouldn't need any kind of permission to throw in a bunch of Star Wars references.
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Re: The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special (Disney+) -- premieres 11/25/22

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Speaking of Mark Hamill, this might have been better if Drax and Mantis had targeted Mark Hamill/Luke Skywalker instead of Kevin Bacon. Since Disney owns Lucasfilm, they wouldn't need any kind of permission to throw in a bunch of Star Wars references.
It would have made the callbacks difficult and besides Quill rarely mentions Star Wars in the MCU. He focuses on the early to mid 80ís since that is when his pop culture world stopped.

And permission? This special was a clearance all-nighter with:

Spoiler:

Go-Bots
TCL Chinese Theater which could have been the Disney owned El Capitan if you want that corporate synergy
The photos on the Map of the Stars including Arnold Schwarzenegger and Margot Robbie
The Batman joke which was a nice tossback at The Lego Batman Movie
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Re: The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special (Disney+) -- premieres 11/25/22

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Totally putting on my Comicbook Guy hat here

I gotta' admit, not that it's sinking in, the main plot point was kinda' hokey. I mean, Quill has only mentioned Bacon once but I suppose I can buy he may talk about him etc. However, flicks Quill may have seen before being taken from Earth in 1988, really nothing paints Bacon as a hero outside of Footloose. The Friday the 13th reference was a stretch considering Jason wasn't even the killer in the flick Bacon was in. Besides, I hardly doubt Young Quill was watching She's Having a Baby, Lemon Sky and Forty Deuce.

I guess they'd already played the Hasselhoff card in Vol. 2
Havenít watched this yet but I have to admit I kind of thought about this too. While a recognizable star from the 80s he really wasnít in that many mainstream films Peter probably would have seen aside from Footloose.

Agreed that Mark Hamill would have made a lot more sense as he was part of one the biggest trilogies of all time and especially during the period of young Peter.

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