Guardians 3 and Holiday Special different to what fans might expect says director James Gunn. Gunn is currently shooting Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 and then straight into the Holiday Special. He recently chatted with Collider about the progress of both these shoots.
“It’s going great. Chukwudi, who plays Murn in Peacemaker, is one of the main characters in the movie and people are freaking out over how good this guy is. Literally freaking out. I think that I’m really happy. I gave a bunch of scenes to Marvel right before Christmas break. Kevin [Feige] went… They were all really, really, really stoked. But also, it’s not going to be the movie people… It’s different than what people are going to expect. It’s a hard road, but I’m really happy with it so far.”
“It’s still upcoming in the shoot. We were supposed to shoot one day in LA, and there’s too much Omicron around, so we couldn’t do it. We’re going to have to fit it in. I haven’t started yet. I’m excited to. It’s fun. The holiday special is… I’m almost jealous of it, even though I wrote it because people freak out so much on how much they love the script for the holiday special that I’m almost like, ‘Well, wait. I’ve got this movie here I’ve been working on for two years. You love the holiday special that I literally wrote in a very short amount of time.’ But, it is really funny and really good.”
One assumes the HS will be a much simpler script and therefore take far less time to shoot than the movie. So far it sounds like Gunn is very happy with the shoot and so is Marvel Studios. You’ll recall the rumor is that Iwuji is playing the villain in Guardians 3. Additionally that villain is (again only rumored) High Evolutionary.
What do you think of James Gunn comments as he says Guardians 3 and Holiday Special different to what us fans out there might expect? I dunno, but I’m expecting some real emotional beats in this movie and perhaps a fair bit of sadness. I kinda feel like bittersweet ending to this trilogy is what I am expecting. Of course, that’s also informed by Gunn’s own words here. Leave your thoughts below as always.