Guardians of the Galaxy: James Gunn reveals how long it took him to write the special episode, and it's impressive

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Filmmaker James Gunn is set to release his TV movie Guardians of the Galaxy: Happy Holidays November 25 on Disney+. It follows in the footsteps of Werewolf By Night's Halloween Special and is the second ;me of a series of many medium-length films. The director has a lot to look forward to. say about this mini-film, especially about its shooting and its writing.

Guardians of the Galaxy: James Gunn reveals how long it took him to write the special episode, and that's impressive

Guardians of the Galaxy: a Christmas TV movie “too easy” ?

2022 will have been an extremely rich year for James Gunn. The director has just come out of filming the next two Guardians of the Galaxy films, which will be made parallel to each other as is customary in movies. side projects to reduce production costs, but we also learned that 'he had just been appointed; co-director at DC Comics, Marvel's big competitor in the role of market leader superheroes. Many fans feared that the Guardians of the Galaxy movies would be James Gunn’s swan song at Marvel, but he reassured them by explaining have many more years to come live in the House of Ideas, and therefore, other projects.

In an interview for The Hollywood Reporter, the director shared at length; his feelings on the Guardians of the Galaxy films, and in particular on the Christmas special Happy Holidays. According to him, the filming of the third part was a nightmare and “it will be necessary to work on the film until its release in May” but the Christmas Special was the exact opposite:

I'll be honest, I wrote the script in a few hours, so it kinda got away from me. It was very easy. The acting direction has also been taken care of. easy. Everything about this shoot was also easy as Vol. 3 was torture to death. all points of view. You could feel that the Special Christmas was a recreation for everyone, a bubble of air. It's really wacky and moving. It has been a joy to realize it. I still have a ton of shots and visual effects we're working on. As a child, I adored the Star Wars Holiday Special (yes yes) and all the children's stories about Christmas, Rudolph, the Grinch… I remain convinced; that How the Grinch Stole Christmas is one of the greatest cartoons of all time. All this made the process of creating the Christmas Special really enjoyable and fast, since we all had fun.

Guardians of the Galaxy: James Gunn reveals how long it took him to ;wrote the special episode, and it's awesome

Guardian of the Galaxy: A useful spin-off to the 3rd movie

It would be easy to think that the Christmas Special would be a dull movie, and you would be right. In American culture, this kind of episode has rarely been seen. useful in telling the narrative in which it settles. Some have even ruined it. well-established reputations, as for Star Wars which will have been a nightmare for George Lucas and for actors and actresses, inviting the director to find and destroy all copies of the film. However, according to the MCU's chronology, certain elements of the Christmas Special will be canon and “will allow us to better understand the 3rd film“:

Shooting the two films at the same time is good. It even made me allowed to introduce elements into the film that I wouldn't have to explain at the start of Vol 3. Such is the case with Cosmo the Spacedog [Maia Bakalova], the fact that they live in Nulle-Part (the city in Celeste's head) and their ship, the Bowie which is composed of of 4 floors. Everything was already there. on the spot, so we simply transferred; some little-needed ideas from Vol.3 in the Christmas Special to save space, without wasting money.

Guardians of the Galaxy: James Gunn reveals how long it took him to ;writing the special episode, and it's impressive

In any case, the movie The Guardians of the Galaxy: Happy Holidays will only take you a little free time, since it is a medium-length film. Its duration is estimated at 44 minutes, and it will be available on Disney+ from November 25, 2022. You will find our analysis of the trailer right here.

Guardians of the Galaxy: James Gunn reveals how long it took him to write the special episode, and it's impressive