James Gunn Has Finished The Guardians Of The Galaxy Holiday Special Script

The Guardians Holiday Special will screen on Disney+ in December 2022.


James Gunn has finished writing the Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special. The writer/director has posted an image of the script's cover on Twitter.

The Guardians Holiday Special is scheduled to hit Disney+ in December 2022. The image shows the first draft of the script, with the date of April 22 on it. Gunn accompanied it with the caption "This is the wrapping. The present is inside."

The Guardians Holiday Special is set to shoot during the production of Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 3, which is expected to arrive in 2023. Variety previously reported that the main Guardians cast will appear in it, and that it will "fill in the considerable storytelling gap" between the second and third movies. Gunn also confirmed to a fan on twitter that the movie will be set after Thor: Love and Thunder, which releases in February 2022 and in which the Guardians are also set to appear.

Perhaps the most famous pop culture Holiday Special of all time is the Star Wars Holiday Special. The notorious show screened once in 1978 and has never been officially seen again--although it is easily found on YouTube. Gunn has previously stated that he loved it as a kid, so it'll be fascinating to see if there's any influence on his own seasonal special.

In related news, Gunn's DC movie The Suicide Squad hits theaters and HBO Max in August. Check out the most recent red-band trailer, plus this amazing Japanese poster.

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