Marvel introduced The Guardians Of The Galaxy at a time when the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe was action-oriented, serious, and gritty. Directed and written by James Gunn, this movie was more witty, fresh, and energetic than the other ones at that time.
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After the release of the first movie of The Guardians Of The Galaxy, Marvel Studios saw the potential of sparkling humor in the storyline and started to add this element more and more in other movies (phase 3) as well.
Hints From The Director Himself:
There is a lot in the pipeline, as the main casts of The Guardians of The Galaxy are going to appear in Thor: Love and Thunder, and also there is a third movie that just left the production. Moreover, a holiday special is on the way, and it is confirmed by James Gunn.
The director and writer just dropped some hints about the aforementioned holiday special of The Guardians Of The Galaxy that is going to be released on Disney+ later this year. This happened after fans started asking him questions on Twitter regarding what to expect in the coming years.
What To Expect :
The background score of The holiday special is comprised of its own soundtrack. There is some original music in there as well, apart from the Awesome Mix Vol. 1 and 2.
The storyline is full of canonical elements and is not supposed to be a feature-length one. It is full of surprising twists and relevant plots.
Also, this special will include only a handful of major characters, among which Kraglin is going to be the main character. Until now Kraglin, portrayed by Sean Gunn (one of the siblings of James Gunn), was a side character in the story who was a member of the Ravagers, a faction of space pirates.
Although the release date is not yet confirmed, it is speculated that the holiday special is going to be released in December in between Thor: Love and Thunder and The Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 3.
Fans are also suspecting the inclusion of the character Groot in the special, given the fact that he is a tree. James Gunn is the master of canon, and he is probably not going to miss the chance of including Groot in this Christmas special.
The aspect ratio of the video will be 16:9 so that the viewers can get a movie-like experience. When it comes to editing and VFX, there is a lot of work to be done as of now, according to James Gunn.
He spent his last 10 years in thinking and rethinking how to make The Guardians Of The Galaxy a success, and the holiday special is another step in hooking the viewers on the characters so that when the movie (vol. 3) gets released there is enough hype, which is crucial in making the movie a box-office success.
Furthermore, when the side characters start getting enough attention, they become more relatable to the fans as well.