James Gunn has continued to tease more of what fans can anticipate from the upcoming The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special, including a whole new music, as the holiday season approaches. Gunn confirmed that the special will have a new soundtrack, which would feature original music, when he took to Twitter to answer a few queries about the project. The Guardians of the Galaxy movie’ soundtracks have become nearly as famous as the films themselves, so this news is sure to delight fans. Due to the nature of the special, it’s uncertain if the soundtrack will contain more of the rock-heavy songs from the first two films or will instead focus on holiday-themed tunes.
Gunn also shared more about what fans may expect from the special in another tweet. In response to a fan who inquired about the project, Gunn clarified that it was a TV special and would not be feature-length. He went on to say that it would still be part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s canon and would include “some crucial new components in the Guardians’ tale,” but that it would take place between the events of Thor: Love and Thunder and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. feature in the special. Gamora isn’t expected to appear, according to current rumors.
Finally, Gunn stated that not every character from the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise will appear in the Holiday Special, informing a fan that a fan-made piece of art depicting who will appear in the special was inaccurate. Gamora is expected to be absent from the film. The space-traveling crew was last seen in 2019’s Avengers: Endgame, when they were joined by Chris Hemsworth’s Thor in the movie’s climactic minutes. As a result, Chris Pratt, Dave Bautista, and Karen Gillan, among other Guardians of the Galaxy actors, will feature in Thor: Love and Thunder.