‘He was referenced several times in Marvel movies’: Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special Star Pom Klementieff Reveals MCU Had Plans For Kevin Bacon’s Debut Since 2014

Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special Star Pom Klementieff Reveals MCU Had Plans For Kevin Bacon's Debut
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James Gunn is very well known for helming the projects of the Guardians Of The Galaxy series ever since the first film was conceptualized. From the time the first film aired in 2014, fans have created a liking to the franchise for many reasons, like Chris Pratt’s comical timings, Zoe Saldana’s badass character portrayal, Rocket Racoon and Groot’s friendship, or Drax and Mantis’s cuteness. But there is also a big reason why fans are drawn to the films, and that reason would be none other than James Gunn’s excellence.

The ragtag team of James Gunn's Guardians of the Galaxy (2014).
The ragtag team of James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy.

Everyone who has witnessed Gunn’s projects, may it be in the DCU or The MCU, often find that there are a lot of references related to vintage rock and roll, jazz, blues, and other popular genres of music, as well as references of old time films of Hollywood. This has many fans interested and intrigued with Peacemaker creator. And in the recent Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special, he decided to give a present surprise to all his fans to give them well wishes for the festive season.

Pom Klementieff Reveals Kevin Bacon’s Appearance In Guardians Of The Galaxy Was Planned Long Ago

Pom Klementieff as Mantis in the Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special
Pom Klementieff as Mantis in the Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special

In a recent interview with Collider, Pom Klementieff, the star who plays the role of Mantis in the Guardians Of The Galaxy series was asked about the experience of how it felt to shoot for the Holiday Special of the film series with everyone. She had a lot to say about her experience with everyone on set, and she also talked about how it was shooting on the famous Hollywood Boulevard dressed as her character Mantis.

Pom Klementieff Talks Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special & Big Reveal

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But eventually, the big question popped up, and Klementieff had a big revelation that she decided to share with everyone. She revealed that the appearance of Kevin Bacon, popularly for being a part of movies like Footloose, Apollo 13, and Friday The 13th, had been on James Gunn’s mind since the release of the first film. She said that there were subtle hints all across the series of Footloose, even calling Kevin Bacon’s name, at one point in time.


As the fans know, Gunn is very much in love with the 80’s era culture. from music to movies and TV shows, the director is known to express his interests very openly, oftentimes giving the audience nostalgia. So, it was exciting to see one of the big parts of his expression on the screen alongside his characters.

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What To Expect From Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 3?

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 picks up after the events of Endgame
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 picks up after the events of Endgame

There are a lot of things that the fans have already seen about the upcoming installment of the film, except the trailer (please Mr. Gunn, release it!) It has also been confirmed that the film will take place after the events of Avengers: Endgame, we still don’t whether it will be after the events of Thor: Love and Thunder or before it. Plus, with the revelation that Mantis is the half-sister of Starlord from the Holiday Special, it will yet another wild ride for the audience along with more 80’s music.


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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, in cinemas on May 5, 2023.

Source: Collider

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