There is little doubt that The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special is going to be a lighthearted event this November. However, it looks like the feature is going to make fans feel good ahead of a major tragedy. Director James Gunn has just teased how Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 will be the end for Rocket Raccoon, and as expected in the previous two films, it's going to be an emotional one.
James Gunn recently spoke to Comicbook.com about the Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special which he compared to Vol. 3.
"[The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special] is also very, very different than Volume 3 because Volume 3 is a really a very emotional movie," Gunn explained. He then revealed that the third Guardians film will put the focus on Rocket Raccoon.
"It tells this story about Rocket and where he came from and where he's going, and how that ties into everybody else, and the end of this iteration of The Guardians," Gunn said.
"So, doing this goofy thing like once every four days, and then going and shooting four days of Guardians Vol. 3, and then going back, it almost created a lot of whiplash," he continued. "But it was also almost like The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special days were like snow days, you know? Those were the... that was recess. That was fun!"
It certainly has us excited for the Holiday Special but now we're worried about Rocket in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. Although there is a possibility that Rocket will simply retire in the sequel, it is more likely that he will meet his demise in the film. Nevertheless, we're already looking forward to both projects.
The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special will premiere on Disney+ on November 25, 2022. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 is scheduled for release on May 5, 2023.