Drax & Mantis’ GOTG Holiday Special Dynamic Teased By James Gunn

The appearance of Drax and Mantis in the Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special highlights the duo’s fun dynamic, and teases director James Gunn.


James Gunn teased the special relationship between Dave Bautista’s Drax and Pom Klementieff’s Mantis in the soon-to-be release Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special. Set to debut on Disney+ on November 25, the upcoming special sees the Guardians crew take off to Earth to celebrate Christmas and find Chris Pratt’s Peter Quill in the form of his childhood idol, Kevin Bacon. Gunn previously described it as the finale to the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Phase 4 slate, and it was Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special It marks Marvel Studios’ second special after the hit Werewolf by night which was released in October this year.

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While Drax and Mantis began to develop a special bond during the events of the series Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2However, their subsequent appearances in other MCU outings have not allowed them to explore their unique dynamics. However, Gunn suggests that the next Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special Will rectify this and focus heavily on two fan favorite characters. talk with ComicBook.comsays JohnHe wanted to be able to put it at the center of the story rather than on the fringesHe also teased their characters’ comedic chemistry and praised Bautista and Klementieff’s performances. Check out his full comments below:

“I think it’s a unique relationship, and they’re really kind of like Abbot and Costello, but they’re both Costellos, but Drax is like a massive Costello outdoing Costello. I love both of them. I love both of them. I wanted to be able to put them in a heart.” The story rather than focusing on the sidelines.I think both, in the last few movies it wasn’t Guardians The films have been incredibly sidelined, underused, and so it was important to me to be able to really tell their story and put their journey in the middle of that. And to be able to tell how talented these two actors are as comedians and sexy in particular, you see how good a bum they are on this show.”

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Why Drax & Mantis are getting more screen time is exciting to MCU fans

Drax and Mantis laughing in Guardians of the Galaxy vol 2

While Praying Mantis didn’t start out as an original member of the Guardians’ crew at first Guardians of the Galaxy Picnic, prefaced by V.I Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Quickly cement her as a valued member of the team. Unlike any other character, it was her on-screen dynamic with Bautista’s Drax that led to some of the comic’s most memorable and endearing moments. Whereas both characters would later return for Avengers: Infinity War And the Thor: Love and ThunderHowever, their unique bond has been largely sidelined in favor of advancing already heavy plots.

Apparently realizing the omission, Gunn sought to right the wrongdoing and give the pair a chance to fully explore their on-screen chemistry. Even before it was announced Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday SpecialHowever, there have been calls for a possible Drax and Mantis spin-off adventure. While such a project never took place, early critical reaction to Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special They actually call it the Drax and Mantis Show.

With Bautista set to end his tenure on Drax Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3It’s great to see his character give her own time to shine before Gunn’s trilogy comes to an end. While it’s not yet clear if Klementieff will make a similar exit from the MCU, the opportunities for her to take on Bautista are fast approaching. before watching the duo’s final match the next year Guardians of the Galaxy 3Enjoy the chance to spend time with your silly husband this month Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special.

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