LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 24: Director James Gunn attends the UK screening of "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" at Eventim Apollo on April 24, 2017 in London, United Kingdom.  (Photo by Anthony Harvey/Getty Images)
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The Best Easter Eggs We Found In The Guardians Of The Galaxy Holiday Special
Spoiler Warning!
This story contains spoilers for "The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special."
Gunn and the Old 97's
Last on our list is the cult alternative country band, Old 97's, who will write two new Christmas jams for "The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special" and act for the first time. Being a big fan of Old 97’s, James Gunn put one of their songs in the credits of his first movie, "Slither," and according to Gunn, they "have stayed in touch ever since then."
Kevin Bacon Stays Real
While Mantis (Pom Klementieff) and Drax (Dave Bautista) are trying to find Kevin Bacon, we first see Bacon calling his real-life wife, actor Kyra Sedgwick, to let her know he grabbed the Christmas gifts for the kids. It's a nice Easter egg for fans of either performer, and a casting decision that reinforces the reality of Kevin Bacon as an MCU character.
A Very Kingo Christmas
When Drax and Mantis are about to enter a gay bar, a marquee is visible for a cabaret called "Kingo's Christmas." Kingo is the Eternal, played by Kumail Nanjiani in Chloe Zhao's "Eternals," and a Bollywood star, who excused himself from the Eternals interpersonal conflicts, making this one of the more surprising plot points in "Eternals."
The GoBots
Drax and Mantis stumble upon costumed performers taking photos with tourists and one man dressed as a GoBots. Drax sees him and instantly flies into a rage, and Mantis explains, "GoBots killed his cousin," meaning that GoBots — which are toy vehicles that changed into robots and preceded "Transformers" — exist in the MCU and have beef with Drax's family.
Ares exists in the MCU?
Ares' existence is potentially confirmed when a tourist refers to Drax as the "god of war" who, in Marvel Comics lore, is a villainous schemer, which makes sense because of the existence of Zeus and Hercules in "Thor: Love and Thunder." Drax's resemblance to Kratos, the main character of the "God of War" video game series, is another possibility for this reference.