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The first snippet of the Guardians holiday special has been released online

Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special is set to premiere on Disney+ soon, and it looks like marketing for the upcoming MCU special has been ramping up to boost anticipation for its release, including the project’s first official clip.

Guardians of the Galaxy is about to embark on a different kind of adventure as the team seeks to bring holiday cheer to Chris Pratt’s Peter Quill. The first trailer revealed many interesting storylines that will be featured, such as Drax and Mantis returning to Earth and the appearance of none other than Kevin Bacon himself.

The first reactions to the Holiday special are overwhelmingly positive, with critics praising its story and the performances of Dave Bautista and Pom Klementieff.

Now two new clips have offered a glimpse of what to expect in the next MCU Holiday special.

Drax and Mantis Head to Earth in New Guardians Vacation Clip

Two new clips from Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special have made their way online, featuring Drax and Mantis’ quest to find the perfect Christmas present for Star-Lord.

The first clip revealed Drax and Mantis hatching their plan to get the gift from Peter Quill, who then transitioned into the pair heading to Kevin Bacon’s house.

Upon reaching the actor’s house, Drax and Mantis then contacted the owner to say they were looking for “the legendary Kevin Bacon:”

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Looking unfazed, Bacon seems to brush them aside as Drax and Mantis gaze excitedly at the security camera:

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The first clip can be seen below:

The second clip appears to be a sequel to Drax and Mantis’ Christmas Quest.

After being denied entry to Kevin Bacon’s house, Drax and Mantis attempt to break into the premises:

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After Drax threw Mantis in the door, the pair successfully entered Kevin Bacon’s house. The two Guardians were then amazed by the Christmas decorations:

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The second clip can be seen below:

Will Drax & Mantis have larger roles in Guardians Vol. 3?

The two new clips perfectly showcased the enhanced dynamic between Drax and Mantis, leading everyone to wonder if their major roles in Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special will be replicated in the upcoming trio featuring James Gunn’s cosmic superheroes.

Gunn has already teased that a “much more mature” story in GGuardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 will be displayed, which could indicate that the team will be further expanded.

This would imply that the evolution of Drax and Mantis in the Holiday special is necessary to reach a certain type of maturity before Flight. 3meaning it would all come down to the couple’s (surprise) trip to Earth.

Moreover, since Flight. 3 is set to become the final adventure in this iteration of Guardians, seeing Drax and Mantis as the story’s focal point in the Disney+ special allows the characters to shine even brighter before their final hurrah in the threequel.

It’s unclear how the MCU stories of Drax and Mantis will end, but at least the pair (and the team in general) got to experience Christmas like never before.

Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special is set to premiere on Disney+ on Friday, November 25.