Dave Bautista and Pom Klementieff are dressed as Drax and Mantis in the new pictures, in which they appear to be exploring Hollywood Boulevard. The two may be seen amid seasonal decorations, which include a big Oscars statue dressed in a festive hat and festive Madame Tussauds posters. Klementieff as Mantis is seen in one shot staring startled at a gold-painted living statue, whom she may have confused for a member of the Sovereign — the gold-skinned alien species that menaced the Guardians in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.
The latest photographs also show Drax without a top for the first time. Dave Bautista‘s outfit for the imminent Disney Plus special now features a sleeveless green sweater. Drax the Destroyer may be finding Earth’s winter too cold.
Along with the Marvel Cinematic Universe Christmas special, James Gunn is currently shooting Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, which includes Chris Pratt, Dave Bautista, Zoe Saldana, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Pom Klementieff, Karen Gillan, Sean Gunn, Sylvester Stallone, Will Poulter, and Chukwudi Iwuji in the cast.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 is scheduled to arrive in cinemas on May 5, 2023, while The Holiday Special will be available to stream on Disney Plus this holiday season.