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Guardians Of The Galaxy Fans Are Thrilled Over Kevin Bacon's Cameo In The Official Holiday Special Trailer

The trailer for Marvel's "The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special" is here and there are a lot of small details to unpack. Fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe last saw Peter Quill (Chris Pratt) and the Guardians at the beginning of "Thor: Love and Thunder," where they were still traveling with the God of Thunder (Chris Hemsworth) after the events of "Avengers: Endgame." They are now flying solo once more. According to a Twitter post from James Gunn, who is now ironically the new co-CEO of DC Studios (via The Hollywood Reporter), "The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special" will take place between "Thor: Love and Thunder" and the upcoming "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3," which will be the group's last outing in their trilogy (via Deadline).

In the trailer for the Disney+ holiday special, Mantis (Pom Klementieff), Drax (Dave Bautista), Rocket (Bradley Cooper), and the others make a plan to bring Peter to Earth for Christmas to help cheer him up from missing Gamora (Zoe Saldana) — who notably died during the events of "Avengers: Infinity War." In typical Guardians of the Galaxy fashion, things start to get crazy and Drax and Mantis have trouble with Earth customs. This can be seen during a particular part of the trailer where they seek out none other than Kevin Bacon to surprise Peter, and fans are absolutely loving it.

Fans can't get enough of Kevin Bacon in the Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special trailer

According to a recent thread on Reddit, MCU fans are thrilled over the Kevin Bacon cameo in "The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special" trailer. In his appearance, Bacon can be seen playing himself as he tries to escape the clutches of Drax and Mantis — who are essentially trying to kidnap him as a gift for Peter. U/cbekel3618 explained that this is just what they were looking for. "Mantis and Drax trying to kidnap Kevin Bacon to lift Quill's spirits for the holidays. I can safely say that is exactly what I want out of a Guardians holiday special lol," they said. Other fans like u/I***Coffee joked, "Can't wait to see Kevin Bacon as Kevin Bacon in the MCU." U/HelloAutobot would even go as far as to note that Bacon is their "new [favorite] Avenger."

Many other viewers on Twitter also expressed their approval. @ChangoATX posted about their excitement for Bacon on their page. "OH MYLANTA! This looks so stinking fun! I am very excited to see Kevin Bacon live inside the MCU," they said. Fans like @elysiacb said, "OK, you had me at Kevin Bacon." Bacon himself is likely excited to be part of the project, as he told Esquire back in 2021 that he loved being name-dropped in the first film. "The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special" will premiere November 25 on Disney+, and "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3" hits theaters May 5, 2023.