Kevin Bacon's neighborhood

Saga Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU)
Movie The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special James Gunn (2022)
Quietly installed in his beautiful house, actor Kevin Bacon sees Mantis (Pom Klementieff) and Drax (Dave Bautista) arrive. The latter then seek to kidnap him to make him a wonderful Christmas present for their friend Peter Quill (Chris Pratt). All scenes taking place in Kevin Bacon's neighborhood were shot at a special location in Atlanta.
Atlanta Country Club Estate
Atlanta Country Club Estate by Willthacheerleader18. Wikimedia.

“We are looking for the legendary Kevin Bacon.”

Mantis (Pom Klementieff)

This is not the first time that Kevin Bacon plays in a superhero movie, as he already played the big bad in X: First Class. The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special nevertheless marks its entry into the MCU. The actor plays a biased version of himself for the needs of a plot once again rich in references.

Bacon on the menu

Kevin Bacon’s real house was not used for the shooting. Instead, James Gunn’s team preferred, for obvious reasons related to the actor’s intimacy but also to the film’s budget, to shoot in the Atlanta Country Club Estate, an enclave of Atlanta known for its beautiful houses. A place entirely shaped to resemble the Hollywood star districts, with lots of Christmas decorations. The fact that the scene takes place at night made it easier for the whole team to create a credible illusion.

Atlanta, Hollywood’s perfect stand-in

Several streets of the Atlanta Country Club Estate were used for the filming and in particular for the scene in which Drax (Dave Bautista) hits a police car under the horrified eyes of Kevin Bacon. At the center of the story, he insisted on involving The Old’s 97, his rock band, present twice in the soundtrack. The musicians were then dressed as aliens for the conclusion.

A newcomer in the MCU

Kevin Bacon explained to IGN about his arrival in the Marvel Cinematic Universe: “I didn’t really read the script. I just said, ‘Oh yeah, that sounds great.’ In fact, I don’t even know initially if I knew if I was playing myself. I’m trying to remember, because it’s been quite a few years since the idea first arrived. It took some time to get it off the ground because of COVID and other kinds of things. But yeah, I was thrilled when I read the script and then when he later on told me that I was also going to sing, I was like, ‘This is really fun.’”. The script, rich in references to Footloose, Friday the 13th and other films of the actor, is, it is true, most tasty.


Kevin Bacon and his band, The Old’s 97 perform two songs in the film.

Les Gardiens de la Galaxie Holiday Special
Les Gardiens de la Galaxie Joyeuses fêtes chez Kevin Bacon. Tous droits réservés : Marvel Studios.

Atlanta Country Club Estates

This enclave located outside of Atlanta offers several houses as beautiful as they are spacious, in a peaceful and wooded environment.

On the banks of the Chattahoochee River, within the national park of the same name, the Atlanta Country Club Estate is a city within the city. It includes the McFarlane Nature Park, several lakes and rivers, and a golf course. Houses are generally traded there for amounts well over a million dollars.

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By Gilles Rolland

Friday, December 9, 2022

Passionné de cinéma, de rock and roll, de séries TV et de littérature. Rédacteur de presse et auteur des livres Le Heavy Metal au cinéma, Paroles de fans Guns N' Roses, Paroles de fans Rammstein et Welcome to my Jungle : 100 albums rock et autres anecdotes dépareillées. Adore également voyager à la recherche des lieux les plus emblématiques de la pop culture.

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