A clip from Marvel Studios’ upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special has surfaced online, featuring the fan-favorite duo of Dave Bautista’s Drax and Pom Klementieff’s Mantis. It will be available for streaming on November 25, exclusively on Disney+.The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special clip shows an extended scene of Drax and Mantis’ plan of gifting the legendary Kevin Bacon to Peter Quill in hopes of cheering him up. It also continues to tease their hilarious visit to Bacon’s house in Los Angeles.“In The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special, the Guardians, who are on a mission to make Christmas unforgettable for Quill, head to Earth in search of the perfect present,” reads the synopsis. “The Marvel Studios’ Special Presentation stars Chris Pratt, Dave Bautista, Karen Gillan, and Pom Klementieff, featuring Vin Diesel as Groot and Bradley Cooper as Rocket, Sean Gunn and The Old 97’s with Michael Rooker and Kevin Bacon.”
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 is once again written and directed by James Gunn. 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. They will be joined by MCU newcomers Will Poulter, Chukwudi Iwuji, Daniela Melchior, Maria Bakalova, and Nico Santos.The space-traveling team was last seen in this year’s Thor: Love and Thunder, where they teamed up with Chris Hemsworth’s Thor for some intergalactic adventures in the film’s first act. Though Groot was the focus of the recent Disney+ series of shorts titled I Am Groot, the whole team will appear in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 on May 5, 2023, following the Holiday Special.