Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special Set Photos Take Drax & Mantis to Hollywood

A batch of new behind-the-scenes photos from the set of James Gunn’s forthcoming The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special has surfaced online (via Daily Mail), featuring Dave Bautista and Pom Klementieff. This comes after production on the Disney+ special has recently been completed. It is slated to make its debut later this year.

The set photos, which you can check out below, feature the fan-favorite duo of Drax and Mantis as they visit Hollywood Boulevard. Some of the photos even include a little Eternals Easter egg, showing posters of Kumail Nanjiani as the Bollywood star Kingo in front of the TCL Chinese Theater.

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After the premiere of the upcoming Disney+ special, fans will next see the space-traveling team in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, which is once again written and directed by James Gunn. The long-delayed film is currently scheduled to debut on May 5, 2023.

It features the return of Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldaña, Dave Bautista, Sean Gunn, Karen Gillan, Pom Klementieff, Bradley Cooper, and Vin Diesel as they reprise their respective roles as Star-Lord, Gamora, Drax, Kraglin, Nebula, Mantis, Rocket, and Groot. Joining them are MCU newcomers Will Poulter and Chukwudi Iwuji, with Poulter confirmed to be playing the role of Adam Warlock.

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The titular team was last seen in 2019’s Avengers: Endgame where they were joined by Chris Hemsworth’s Thor during the final moments of the film. Because of this, some of the Guardians of the Galaxy stars, including Pratt, Bautista, and Gillan, are set to appear in Thor: Love and Thunder.


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