If you’ve been around the Marvel Cinematic Universe fandom long enough, you undoubtedly know that Marvel President Kevin Feige loves the Christmas season.
During a recent press conference for the super hero studio’s latest Christmas project, Hawkeye — which takes place during the holiday season in New York City — Feige not only confirmed that Robert Downey Jr.’s Iron Man 3 (2013) is a Christmas movie but shared new details about one very special Christmas-themed project, the Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special. Shockingly, this particular streaming special has been in the works for four years already!
“I’ve always loved films or shows or specials that take place over the holiday season. I think there’s a heightened amount of emotion and a heightened amount of conflict and tension [LAUGH] that can occur in this glorious season. And have always, honestly, been looking for opportunities. We’ve already announced, the Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special, which has literally been in the works for four years. This show has come up and now come out in-in-in that time.”
Feige added that he believes there are more “storytelling possibilities” during the holidays than at any other time of year.
The MCU boss also shared details about what fans can expect from the Disney+ Original series, Hawkeye:
“I would, too [say that Iron Man 3 is a Christmas story]. Thank you. Yes, I would say that as well. But it came out in the summer. This [Hawkeye] is fun because it is a Christmas story that is taking place during the holidays, and it also is based on early discussions about a limited time period. About setting a series in, you know, not quite real-time, but essentially in a-in a six-day period. Six episodes, six days. Will Clint make it home for Christmas? Which was fun and a breath of fresh air after world-ending stakes and celestials bursting out of planets and Multiverse shenanigans that this is, like Hawkeye himself, a grounded family-based show.
Hawkeye will explore the Big Apple approximately two years after the events of Avengers: Endgame (2019), in which both RDJ’s Tony Stark/Iron Man and Scarlett Johansson’s Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow sacrificed themselves to help save the world from Thanos (Josh Brolin).
Its debut date is November 24, 2021.
More on Hawkeye
The official description of Hawkeye reads:
Marvel Studios’ “Hawkeye” stars Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, who teams up with another well-known archer from the Marvel comics, Kate Bishop, played by Hailee Steinfeld. The cast also includes Vera Farmiga, Fra Fee, Tony Dalton, Zahn McClarnon, Brian d’Arcy James and newcomer Alaqua Cox as Maya Lopez. “Hawkeye” is helmed by Rhys Thomas and directing duo Bert and Bertie.
Are you looking forward to the Guardians special when it finally airs?