While revealing that he had considered working in the Star Wars galaxy, James Gunn displayed excellent taste by planting his flag and revealing that yes, he very much enjoyed The Star Wars Holiday Special.

Regarding a soujourn to the GFFA, when asked it doesn’t make clear whether he considered it or he was offered something (and after Guardians of the Galaxy, why wouldn’t he be headhunted for an adventure?) but either way his love for Star Wars is clear.

Back to the Holiday Special and Gunn reveals his favourite sequence is the Boba Fett animated footage, now playing on Dsney Plus.

As he points out, back in late 1978 young kids who weren’t reading Starlog, Starburst or subscribing to the Star Wars Fan Club had no idea a second film was coming, as sci-fi films back then didn’t necessarily get sequels, certainly not ones of the quality of The Empire Strikes Back. Given that, maybe the Holiday Special looks slightly more attractive.

Either way, Gunn will be bringing us The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special ahead of the third and likely final Guardians film.

The Art of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge
  • Hardcover Book
  • Ratcliffe, Amy (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 256 Pages - 04/27/2021 (Publication Date) - Abrams (Publisher)