Writing is like a dance.
I love ballet and modern and other dance forms but, way too often, it's all about the tricks.
- Triple pirouette.
- Step step.
- Leap high in the air.
- Look! my leg is totally over my head!
For anyone who understands dance, we know it's really all about the transitions.
Quiet moments, dynamic moments, flow and rush and freeze and melt. All of these moments take great skill to execute well and are meaningful in themselves. They aren't just a means to get to the next trick.
Your novel is a series of tricks. The cool stuff you can't wait to write. You don't see the "in between" writing as important. But it is. If it really isn't, then cut it. But you still need transitions and breathing space and foundation in your novel. Otherwise it's just a bunch of disjoined bits no one will want to read because they don't mean anything.
I notice that you describe your novel by listing its stars. The "big name" influences and guests. But that can't be it. What's the story? What's the larger message or point or theme you want to convey? Are you writing because it's fun or because you have something to say?
If you still want to focus just on the "tricks" then maybe a novel isn't the right format for you right now. You might do better with comic book stories or short prose pieces (not that these ought to be about tricks, but you can get away with it more).
If you want to write a novel, get rid of all the characters and settings from other creators (you'd never be able to publish that anyway). Focus on the story. Move the plot along by getting into your characters' heads and understanding what they need. Why they do the things they do. Then show them doing it. And show the consequences.
With practice, you'll be able to flesh out your writing and not focus on highlights, on tricks.