Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special November Release Date Revealed

As the spookiest season nears a close, the Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special’s November release date has been revealed. Written and directed by James Gunn, the holiday special will see Mantis, Drax, Rocket, Groot and Kraglin bring Star-Lord to Earth to celebrate Christmas in the hopes of cheering him up after Gamora leaves the team to become leader of the Ravagers. The team of cosmic superheroes embark on a fun-filled adventure on Star-Lord’s home planet, including kidnapping one of his childhood heroes, Footloose star Kevin Bacon.

Chris Pratt also returns to lead the cast of The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special alongside Pom Klementieff, Dave Bautista, Karen Gillan, Sean Gunn, Bradley Cooper, and Vin Diesel. With just over five years gone since the team got a proper solo adventure, anticipation has been high for both Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 and the holiday special, which will set up certain plot details and characters for Gunn’s trilogy capper. Now, not only are audiences getting their first taste of what’s to come from the special, but they’re also finally learning when The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special will grace their screens.

Just a few weeks after revealing their first official Special Presentation, James Gunn has revealed the Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special release date. Featured in the trailer for the upcoming special, it was confirmed that the long-awaited Christmas adventure will arrive on the streaming platform on November 25, just one month ahead of the holiday itself. Check out the trailer above:

With The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special confirmed to be premiering on Disney+ in November, it now marks the second MCU holiday special to hit the streaming platform this year. This October saw the premiere of the rumored Werewolf by Night horror-tinged special, which introduced Gael García Bernal’s Jack Russell afflicted with the ability to transform into the titular monster. Hailing from The Batman composer Michael Giacchino, the Halloween-released special has scored widespread acclaim from critics and audiences alike for its classic monster movie throwback, direction and the practical visual effects, giving a strong start to Marvel’s experiments with shorter special presentations.

It’s also interesting to note that The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special’s November release date comes just over one year after Hawkeye, a similarly Christmas-focused MCU Disney+ project, premiered on the streamer. With rumors swirling of Marvel exploring more specials for its characters, it will be interesting to see if the studio expands this holiday special trend to other characters in order to better fill the gap between their movies and shows. In the meantime, audiences can look forward to their favorite cosmic superhero team’s return with The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special on November 25.