The Baby Groot of "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" is absolutely adorable, but he's also something of a tragic figure. Adult Groot's sacrifice in Vol. 1 left him starting over, with no memories of his past.
On Friday, Marvel dropped an "Avengers: Infinity War" production video confirming what we already knew: The "Guardians" will be in the next "Avengers" movie.
On Sunday, Marvel also shared another "Guardians 2" TV spot, with the gang rocking out to David Bowie:
For the past few days -- actually, pretty much all the time -- "Guardians" director James Gunn has been answering fan questions. Here's some fresh Groot Q&A:
"Because Groot has basically been reborn, has his character changed in any way at all? He's an aggressive little baby."
Baby Groot is very different from adult Groot. https://t.co/QrGnsuE7BJ— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) February 12, 2017
Another fan asked "Will groot have any memory of GOG 1?" Gunn replied:
No. He has no memories of adult Groot. https://t.co/Cbmrbe2TOb— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) February 12, 2017
A fan replied, "It's sad, but it also doesn't then render the sacrifice irrelevant like comic deaths always do. There would be nothing lost." Gunn agreed:
Exactly. Groot's sacrifice was real. https://t.co/307DDWajn7— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) February 13, 2017
Vin Diesel previously talked to Collider about the differences between Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 Groot:
"He couldn't be more naive as Baby Groot. This is -- I always think of the Groot that we saw on the first 'Guardians' as a college-level Groot. So he's not fully grown yet, but he's a man. Once he sacrifices himself at the end of the movie, now he has to start all over, so to speak, 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."
"Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" will be released on May 5.
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