If there’s one thing you can count on the MCU to deliver often, it’s often a recall. The recently published guardians of the galaxy holiday special delivers perhaps the biggest encore of the entire company by bringing in Kevin Bacon as himself. You may remember that Star Lord by Chris Pratt is deeply in love with Friday 13 and Free from all ties actor, and made him known to his fellow aliens throughout the Guardians’ many appearances.
For Bacon himself he said IGN that he really had no idea he would be nominated in 2014 Guardians movie until he gets a chance to see it. He called it a “very weird, but cool experience.” So when he was approached with the possibility of actually being in the MCU nearly a decade later, he jumped at the chance. “I haven’t really read the script. I just said, ‘Oh yeah, that sounds good.’ »
The Guardians special was one of first things Marvel was planning to do for Disney+, but maybe you didn’t know that. between director by James Gunn hyphen rehire) of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3its sequel jump to direct current, then the pandemic, it took time to get this project off the ground. Bacon admitted it had been “quite a few years” when the idea was pitched to him, and at the time when he first signed he wasn’t entirely sure if he would play actually himself.
It was after Gunn gave him the script and the actor learned that he would be singing too, that he was even more involved in the project. “Gunn referenced all the tracks, so I immediately created a playlist for myself just to feel the vibe of the set and listen to it a lot,” Bacon said. The musical highlight of the special is a rock-and-roll chant he does along with the MCU’s version of Old 97, a sequence he called a joy to do. “I think it’s a really nice combination of sweetness and sentimentality without being a corny version of Christmas. And it rocks, and I loved it.
Speaking of Gunn, Bacon described him as “a powerhouse… He just has a great voice and a great eye, and he’s super smart.” His experience with the director and the rest of the Guardians team, he continued, was like an office Christmas party where “everyone had a blast, especially me.”
You can watch Kevin Bacon in the Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special on Disney+, or listen to its soundtrack on the music platform of your choice.
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