‘He’s been referenced multiple times in Marvel movies’: Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special Star Pom Klementieff reveals MCU had plans for Kevin Bacon’s debut since 2014

James Gunn is well known for directing the projects of the Guardians of the Galaxy series since the first movie was conceptualized. Since the first movie aired in 2014, fans have created a taste for the franchise for many reasons, like Chris Pratt’s comedic timing, Zoe Saldana’s badass character portrayal, Rocket Racoon and Groot’s friendship, or the kindness of Drax and Mantis. But there’s also a big reason why fans are drawn to the movies, and that reason would be none other than the excellence of James Gunn.

The motley crew of Guardians of the Galaxy by James Gunn (2014).
James Gunn’s motley crew guardians of the galaxy.

Anyone who has witnessed Gunn’s projects, whether in the DCU or the MCU, often finds that there are many references related to vintage rock and roll, jazz, blues and other musical genres. popular, as well as old-time Hollywood movie references. This has many fans interested and intrigued by Peacemaker Creator. And in the recent Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special, he decided to offer a surprise gift to all his fans to wish them happy holidays.

Pom Klementieff Reveals Kevin Bacon’s Guardians of the Galaxy Appearance Was Long Planned

Pom Klementieff as Mantis in Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special
Pom Klementieff as Mantis in the Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special

In a recent interview with Collider, Pom Klementieff, the star who plays the role of Mantis in the Guardians of the Galaxy series was asked about the experience of what it was like to shoot for the movie series’ holiday special with everyone else. She had a lot to say about his experience with everyone on set, and she also talked about how he toured famed Hollywood Boulevard dressed as his character Mantis.

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But eventually the big question came up and Klementieff had a big reveal that she decided to share with everyone. She revealed that the appearance of Kevin Bacon, popularly for being part of films like Footloose, Apollo 13and Friday 13, had been on James Gunn’s mind since the first movie came out. She said there were subtle clues throughout the series of Free from all ties, even call Kevin Bacon’s name at one point.

As fans know, Gunn is very much in love with 80s culture. From music to movies and TV shows, the director is known for expressing his interests very openly, often giving audiences nostalgia. So it was exciting to see one of the great parts of his expression on screen alongside his characters.

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What to expect from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3?

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.  3 reshoots after the events of Endgame
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 picks up after the events of Endgame

There’s a lot fans have already seen about the next installment of the movie, except for the trailer (please, Mr. Gunn, post it!). It has also been confirmed that the film will be set after the events of Avengers: Endgame, we still don’t know if it will be after the events of Thor: Love and Thunder or before. Plus, with the reveal that Mantis is Starlord’s half-sister from the Holiday Special, it’s going to be yet another wild ride for audiences with more 80s music.

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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, in theaters May 5, 2023.

Source: Collider

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