With the holiday season just around the corner and in the spirit of this, Marvel Studios has released the first trailer for The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special and this even has a surprise cameo. Director James Gunn, who will helm the upcoming Guardians movies, has both written and directed the special which essentially classes out Phase 4 of the MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe). The special features Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Karen Gillan, Pom Klementieff and Sean Gunn. 

In the 1-minute 14 seconds clip, in order to cheer Star-Lord, they take him to Hollywood Boulevard. The Guardians attempt to give Star-Lord some moments of joy especially during the time of holidays, as he is mourning the loss of Gamora (Saldana) which took place during the events of Avengers: Infinity War. We see them bond over dance, drinks, and gifts. Drax and Mantis also break into Kevin Bacon's house to take him with them and present him to Star-Lord as a gift. In the deep lore of the Guardians, Star-Lord (Pratt) reveres actor Kevin Bacon and his work in the movie Footloose. 

Bacon has worked with James Gunn earlier on the 2010 film Super. After being name-checked in Guardians, he spoke about the matter. He said, "When I saw Guardians of the Galaxy, I went to see it having no idea that I was discussed. It was an afternoon in New York, I was on 67th Street and went by myself, as I often do. I was like, ‘Holy sh*t. They’re talking about me. Are you guys getting this?'

The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special arrives on Nov. 25, exactly 2 weeks after Black Panther: Wakanda Forever hits the screens. As for the Guardians, they will be back on the big screen for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 which has been scheduled for a grand arrival on 5 May 2023.

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