James Gunn Says ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special’ is the “The Best Thing I’ve Ever Done”
James Gunn, the man behind the Guardians of the Galaxy films, the Suicide Squad reboot, and the Peacemaker series, believes the Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special is going to be amazing. “the greatest thing I’ve ever done in my life.”
“The ‘Holiday Special’ is the greatest thing I’ve ever done in my life,” Gunn told Radio Times. “It’s totally ridiculous, and every day we can’t believe that we’re making it. We all completely love it. It is unlike anything that anyone’s ever seen before. I can’t wait for people to see it. And it’s out pretty soon. You know, it’s out this Christmas.”
Gunn later took to Twitter to clarify that while he made this statement, he believes the project he's working on is “the best thing I’ve ever done.”
Gunn also wrote and directed the Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special, which was a callback to 1978's The Star Wars Holiday Special, with almost everyone from A New Hope reprising their roles.
Gunn has been pushing for the special for years, but it wasn't until the launch of Disney+ that Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige decided to greenlight it.
Gunn is currently finishing up Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, which he revealed would be the last time we see this cast together. “It’s big; it’s so, so big and dark, and different from what people might be expecting it to be,” he said in an interview with Deadline, adding, “I just want to be true to the characters, the story and give people the wrap-up that they deserve for the story. That’s always a little bit scary; I’m doing my best.”
Once Vol. 3 wraps up, Gunn will likely move over to Season 2 of Peacemaker, which was renewed in February.