It may be a while before we get the Guardians of the Galaxy back on the big screen, but they are set to make a small comeback on Disney+ with the Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special. James Gunn is once again on the helm, and though fans are expecting a light family romp, Gunn does tease something huge in store for the MCU.
Here’s his post on Twitter:
— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) October 2, 2021
We don’t know which characters Gunn is expecting to introduce, but I think some people are already anticipating the live-action debut of Adam Warlock. Seeing that this is just a holiday special though, I think we could be meeting some smaller characters (albeit that doesn’t make them any less ‘great’). We’ve seen Cosmo the space dog in the first Guardians movie and he had a small cameo in the end credits of Vol. 2, so maybe this time we can actually watch Cosmo take center stage and become a full-fledged member of the Guardians.
In the comics, Cosmo was a dog with telepathic abilities and “spoke” with a Russian accent; he’s also in constant odds with Rocket Raccoon. While they haven’t delved into the character in live-action, he does make an appearance in Square Enix’s upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy game.
Catch the Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special when it hits Disney+ sometime around December 2022. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 hits theaters on May 5, 2023.