"Doctor Strange" had an impressive opening weekend, but for some fans the biggest takeaway was Marvel's "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" teaser featuring Baby Groot. Sorry, Sorcerer Supreme, you're just not as cute!
"Guardians" director James Gunn has been fielding comments from fans who enjoyed seeing Baby Groot on the big screen and can't wait to see the new trailer, never mind the full movie in 2017.
Here's a fan tweet, first, then Gunn's reaction:
@JamesGunn during the GotG2 teaser before Doctor Strange, the entire audience loudly squealed at baby Groot. Thought you should know.— Alyssa Paren (@alyssaparen) November 4, 2016
My most received tweet from the past three days. Makes it worth recording Vin saying "I am Groot" 417 times (real number) Wednesday. https://t.co/kdQ6aStuLh— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) November 6, 2016
@JamesGunn A lot of "awwws" happened in my audience, Baby Groot is gonna melt the world's heart come 2017.— Einchy (@Einchy) November 6, 2016
The first "Vol. 2" sneak peek was released last month, and Gunn promised the full trailer would be coming soon. There's more to the movie than just Baby Groot, but Vin Diesel did say that his Groot would have to "start all over, so to speak" in the sequel, "so we're gonna see kind of this goofy, adorable, Baby Groot thing running around the screen and just kind of learning as he goes. Yeah, I think people are gonna love this movie. I think people are gonna love 'Guardians.'"
It does seem like the hype train is moving especially fast for Vol. 2, from Chris Pratt saying it will be the biggest spectacle movie of all time, to Gunn promising great roles for the women, to everyone already melting for Baby Groot.
"Guardians of the Galaxy" Vol. 2 opens May 5, 2017.
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