Marvel’s 2022 isn’t over until you watch The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special online. Yes folks, Star-Lord and the gang are back together in what looks like a prelude to their final outing under James Gunn’s watch (before he takes over the DC Universe).
Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special date, start time and more
Date: Wednesday (Nov. 23)
Time: 00:00 PT / 03:00 ET / 08:00 GMT (19:00 AEDT on Thursday)
Marvel Studios’ second “special presentation” (after Werewolf by Night), the return of The Guardians feels like an expanded preview of their next film. In it, Star-Lord looks blue and lonely during the Christmas season as Gamora is still MIA.
Then Kraglin (Sean Gunn) tells the rest of the team it’s Christmas time and helps them understand why Quill might be particularly cranky. Nebula (Karen Gillan) is being mean and doesn’t seem to care, but Drax (Dave Bautista) and Mantis (Pom Klementieff) decide they need to get Quill the ultimate Christmas present.
If you want to know what (or who) they picked, scroll down to watch the The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special trailer. But before that, we’ve got everything you need to know to watch The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special online on Disney Plus.
When is the Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special coming out?
The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special debuts on DisneyPlus (opens in new tab) this Wednesday at 12:00 p.m. PT / 3:00 p.m. ET / 8:00 a.m. GMT (7:00 p.m. AEDT on Thursday).
The next upcoming Marvel film to come out on Disney Plus is Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, which is expected to be released in late December/early January.
How to watch The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special internationally on Disney Plus
Disney Plus is in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Mauritius, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden , Switzerland and the UK, so it won’t be difficult to get access to The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special.
Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special trailer
Release Date of Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special
Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special is coming to Disney Plus on November 25, 2022. And yes, for those of you looking at the calendar, that means it’s after Black Panther: Wakanda Forever – the upcoming Marvel movie that we thought was the end of Phase 4. James Gunn (opens in new tab) clarified online that this special is “the epilogue of Phase 4.”
Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special cast
When it comes to the cast of the Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special, we have one question: will we see Zoe Saldaña play Gamora? The whole story of the special is fueled by the fact that she’s not there, so you’d think the answer would be no.
That is, Marvel’s own site (opens in new tab) (in a post about the start of production on Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3) basically spoiled that, saying, “Recurring cast members for the latest Guardians of the Galaxy movie include Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldaña, Dave Bautista , Karen Gillan, Pom Klementieff and Sean Gunn, who will next be featured in The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special, upcoming Holiday 2022!”
That means she might appear in some kind of flashback — or not at all. In the blog post announcing the new trailer, Saldaña’s name was not listed, but Michael Rooker’s was. And we know his character Yondu is dead.
The band The Old 97’s will also perform.
- Chris Pratt as Peter Quill aka Star-Lord
- Pom Klementieff as a praying mantis
- Dave Bautista as Drax
- Karen Gillan as Nebula
- Sean Gunn as Kraglin Obfonteri
- Maria Bakalova as Cosmo the Space Dog
- Bradley Cooper as Rocket
- Vin Diesel as Groot
- Michael Rooker as Yondu Udonta
- Kevin Bacon as Kevin Bacon
Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special Runtime
Gunn (opens in new tab) also said the “special” will run “about 40 minutes”, confirming that it is neither a film nor a short film.