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James Gunn just confirmed a Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special is now in the works…

April 22nd, 2021 by Marc Comments

Well, it looks like the MCU has a very special Christmas present planned for next year.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vols 1 and 2 writer/director James Gunn just teased the Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special on social media.

The what now? Well, from Gunn’s comments to fans under the tweet we learned a few things about the show.

It’s Television Special – Gunn Loves the Star Wars Holiday Special – not a movie.

It’s set for Christmas 2022 – presumably on Disney+.

Gunn wrote the treatment years ago but has just finished the script.

While he didn’t answer one fan who asked if it was Marvel canon, he did confirm it will be set after Thor: Love and Thunder but before  Guardians of the Galaxy III; so, I’m guessing it’s canon.

We’ve known this was happening since late last year when it was announced at D23 but now we have a timeline for it.

Interestingly, we had previously reported (here) that Luke Skywalker himself, Mark Hamill might be involved in Guardians Vol 3 and the actor tweeted about the Holiday Special “I have a bad feeling about this” (here)… could he be involved in this? Or is it just because of the Star Wars homage? I’m sure we’ll know more soon enough.

So there we have it, the MCU is giving us an homage to Star Wars’ weirdest moment and it feels only right that it be this bunch of losers.

So, what say you all? Are you excited? Let me know your thoughts, all.

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….