We interviewed actress Pom Klementieff, who plays Mantis in the MCU and spoke about the Guardians of the Galaxy Christmas Special in the Disney+ catalogue.
You Guardians of the Galaxy return to the Marvel Cinematic Universe in the Christmas Special on Disney+, which premieres this Friday (25), an epilogue to Phase 5 of the franchise before Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania. We interviewed actress Pom Klementieff, who plays Mantis in the Marvel franchise, and told more details about the production.
After the events of Avengers: Endgame, Peter Quill (Chris Pratt) is sad without having Gamora (Zoe Saldana) by his side. Therefore, his team of Guardians decides to take him to Earth, where it is already Christmas time so that he can cheer himself up a little and leave Gamora aside. Drax (Dave Bautista) and Mantis (Pom Klementieff) then decide to throw an unforgettable party with gifts for everyone and get Kevin Bacon to pay Peter a visit to make him even better. Still accompanied with them are Nebula (Karen Gillan), Cosmo, Groot (Vin Diesel), Rocket (Bradley Cooper) and Kraglin (Sean Gunn).
Where does the Guardians of the Galaxy Christmas Special fit into the MCU?
Writer-director James Gunn previously confirmed that the Guardians of the Galaxy Christmas Special takes place between the events of Thor: Love and Thunder, which featured a cameo from the team, and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. Even so, it works “independently” in the Marvel Cinematic Universe timeline.
“The good [do Especial de Natal] is that it’s like an independent film. So you don’t need to have watched any other Guardians of the Galaxy movies before. It’s a lot of fun”, explains Pom Klementieff in an exclusive interview withADOROCinema.
Even though it works more independently, Marvel fans will get a better understanding of what Guardians has been up to over the past few years, and of course, it will feature some key information setting up Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, which opens in Brazilian theaters in March 2023. “What I would say is that there is also a big reveal at the end of the film [Especial de Natal]if you watch the movie, you know what I mean, is that it’s going to be something important for the next Guardians of the Galaxy, Volume 3”, reveals Klementieff.
Drax (Dave Bautista) and Mantis (Pom Klementieff) play a major role in the Guardians of the Galaxy Christmas Special. “It was so much fun. We’ve waited years to shoot this movie. You know, there are some setbacks. So we were really excited to tell this story and it’s really cute and funny during the story as well. So yeah, it was really fun filming with Dave [Bautista] and with James [Gunn]of course,” said the actress.
O Guardians of the Galaxy Christmas Special arrives at Disney+ this Friday (25), while Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 premieres on May 4 in Brazilian cinemas.