With a cinematic universe spanning 27 movies(and counting) with a vast and eclectic set of characters as the Marvel Cinematic Universe, there are bound to be crossovers galore. Characters have been appearing in each other’s movies since Robert Downey Jr.’s Tony Stark appeared in 2008’s The Incredible Hulk.
The upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy: Holiday Special will continue this trend. As seen in behind-the-scenes set photos from The Daily Experience, the Disney plus special will have a cameo one might not expect. Adorning the walls of the TCL Chinese Theater in Hollywood, Kumail Nanjiani’s Kingo from Eternals is featured on movie posters who appears to have become a leading Bollywood star.
Here are the pictures from the Tweet to make it easier to access:
In photos from the Daily Mail, Guardians stars Dave Bautista and Pom Klementieff were seen in Hollywood in full costume as Drax and Mantis, respectively. The pair of Guardians were seen amongst the wax statues adorned with Christmas decorations at Madame Tussauds. Klementieff’s Mantis was seen in her outfit as seen in Vol.2, while Bautista’s Drax the Destroyer now sports a hooded vest, which is sure to chafe his nipples.
Nothing much is known of the special from director James Gunn, which was filmed concurrently with the upcoming installment, aside from the fact it will take place between the Guardian’s next outing in this July’s Thor: Love and Thunder and next year’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.3. The special will feature the return of each of the main members of the team, including Zoe Saldaña’s Gamora, who is now displaced thanks to the time-traveling shenanigans as seen in Avengers: Endgame. Guardians of the Galaxy: Holiday Special will premiere later this year on Disney +.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 is slated to be released on May 5, 2023. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.3 is said to be the conclusion of the current team’s story and will also feature all of the main actors reprising their roles with Sean Gunn and Sylvester Stallone reprising their roles as the Ravagers Kraglin Obfonteri and Stakar Ogord respectively. Vol.3 will also star newcomer Will Poulter as Adam Warlock, a being created by the Sovereign as a weapon against the Guardians as seen in the post-credits of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2.
The Guardians of the Galaxy franchise started in 2014 and grossed over $773.3 million, which consists of $333.7 million domestically and $439.6 million worldwide. The success of the first film ushered in a second installment which was released in 2017 and grossed $863.8 million worldwide, consisting of $389.8 million domestically and $473.9 million. The team also played important roles in both 2018’s Avengers: Infinity War and 2019’s Avengers: Endgame.
About Guardians of the Galaxy: Holiday Special
Release Date: Holiday 2022
Directed by: James Gunn
Written by: James Gunn
Cast: Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldaña, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Karen Gillan, Pom Klementieff
Based on Guardians of the Galaxy by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning
Produced by: Kevin Feige, Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso
Music by: John Murphy
Production Company: Marvel Studios
Description: The Guardians engage in some spirited shenanigans in an all-new original special, created for Disney+
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