GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY HOLIDAY SPECIAL Will Be Essential Viewing Before VOL. 3 Confirms James Gunn

There's a huge amount of excitement surrounding The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special coming to Disney+, and director James Gunn has now explained how that fits into the wider MCU and Vol. 3...

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During Disney's Investor Day last year, Marvel Studios made it clear that they have serious plans for the Guardians of the Galaxy. As well as the upcoming Vol. 3 (and a cameo appearance in Thor: Love and Thunder), we're getting an I Am Groot animated series on Disney+ along with The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special.

That will be a live-action project shot at the same time as Vol. 3, and writer/director James Gunn has now shared a few more details about what we can expect from the small screen spinoff. 

"It’s in-canon," the filmmaker confirmed, "it’s about the Guardians, you’re gonna learn stuff that you need to learn before Volume 3, and it’s great I’m really happy with it." So, it sounds like it will be essential viewing, teasing the team's next movie and likely bridging the gap between Thor: Love and Thunder and the upcoming threequel. 

"I’m gonna film it at the same time as the movie," Gunn added. "I’m using a lot of the same sets, the same actors obviously, so we’re filming simultaneously with the film but it’s gonna have to be edited and finished sooner."

Gunn is currently doing the rounds to promote The Suicide Squad, but work on Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 is scheduled to begin soon and the director is clearly going to be very busy. However, he's likely used to pulling double duty as scenes for the "Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT!" ride in Disneyland were actually shot while cameras were rolling on Vol. 2

Which of these upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy projects are you most excited for?

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