Duration Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special critically acclaimed, with some fans still scratching their heads over the one-off inclusion of an old-fashioned animated series, which director James Gunn is now taking on, into the live-action Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Gunn, who wrote and directed the special, responded to a fan’s question on Twitter about choosing to go with animation for a Christmas comeback episode featuring a young Peter Quill/Starlord (voice of Luke Klein), Yondu (Michael Rooker) and Kraglin. . (Sean Gunn). Along with the added bonus of star Chris Pratt being able to portray a child version of the franchise’s hero, the animation department has apparently scratched a stylistic itch for the director. “I wanted to Star Wars Holiday Special but done right (no offense [Mark Hamill]etc),” he explained.
Original Young Peter Quill
However, not forgetting the old cast, Gunn ended his thoughts on the special show’s Young Peter Quill scene with a call to actor Wyatt Oleff, who played the teen version in live-action form. guardians of the galaxy movie flashbacks. “Moreover, [Wyatt] For me he will always be young Peter.” Indeed, Oleff played Young Peter Quill in the first film of 2014 and reprized the same role in 2017. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. However, it is not yet clear whether he will return for the next season. volume 3.
The subject of holiday specials in the overarching sci-fi genre will, of course, immediately arouse the thoughts mentioned above. Star Wars Holiday Special. This notorious program aired on CBS on November 1. 17, 1978, for a two-hour television block that is overwhelmingly considered stale, bizarre, and audacious. Similarly, while the film focused on a live-action story featuring the cast, it took a detour to disconnected animation episodes and musical performances. In particular, the animated short film “The Story of the Faithful Wookie” introduced Boba Fett to the series before his first live-action debut (played by Jeremy Bulloch) in the 1980s. The Empire Responds. However, the animation style guards While the episodes of the special displayed a sweetness and innocence befitting the holiday motif, they were arguably similar to animation directing legend Ralph Bakshi.
Rumor of Mark Hamill from Guardians of the Galaxy
Appropriately, the perceived connection of the two features gave rise to rumors. Star warsMark Hamill, guards As much as Santa himself, no less. Over Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday SpecialOn the November 25 premiere, rumors escalated into a case of confirmation bias when eagle-eyed audiences saw an actor who looked like Hamill and was depicted drinking liquor straight from the bottle. However, the actor’s son, Nathan Hamill, took to Twitter to disprove this idea and revealed that the individual was a stuntman. “This is my friend Troy Beecham,” he explained.
Interestingly, while the setting for the animation episodes in question was pretty straightforward, there was some confusion about where the main live-action storyline of the special takes place, where Mantis (Pom Klementieff) and Drax (Dave Bautista) team up to kidnap a person. Kevin Bacon (playing himself) will hand over a depressed Quill (who has long idolized his role in the movie). Vagabond) as a Christmas present. However, Marvel would officially confirm that the previous “Special Presentation” offering took place right after the events of the MCU. Night Werewolf.
Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special currently airing on Disney+. When will the MCU story continue? Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 In cinemas on May 5, 2023.