Turns Out, Groot Actually Died In 'Guardians Of The Galaxy'
28 February 2018, 10:40
Director James Gunn confirmed on Twitter that Baby Groot is the first Groot's son and people are getting seriously emotional.
Distressing news for all Marvel fans emerged today as Guardians Of The Galaxy director James Gunn confirmed that one of the movie's best-loved characters died during the movie - and you probably didn't even realise.
Gunn was responding to fans on Twitter when he revealed that Groot, the kind-hearted tree of few words, didn't just become smaller for the sequel, he was actually killed off!
First Groot is dead. Baby Groot is his son.— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) February 27, 2018
Yep, you read that correctly!
Turns out the Baby Groot seen in GOTG2 is not just the smaller version of the Groot we know and love but his son. This certainly explains why he seems to have forgotten everything about the first film in the sequel but still, we can't believe we never realised they were totally different trees.
Fans have been mourning the loss of this gentle giant on social media:
JESUS CHRIST... Find your chill, James Gunn. pic.twitter.com/yIDWh0mzhq— Ben Philippe (@gohomeben) February 27, 2018
That’s just facts!— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) February 27, 2018
I did it a long time ago.— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) February 27, 2018
you’re telling me groot has been dead this entire time and baby groot...is his son? pic.twitter.com/ScFBD2iSyG— beth | SAW BP (@midtownbarnes) February 27, 2018
GROOT IS DEAD? BABY GROOT IS GROOTS SON? IS MY WHOLE LIFE A LIE? pic.twitter.com/iA6qZoDZWh— sydney saw bp (@ffsmarveI) February 27, 2018
Oh my God. Baby Groot is an orphan. Star-Lord is an orphan. Peter is now Groot's version of Youdu. Dammit, @JamesGunn, you magnificent bastard.— Donna Dickens (@MildlyAmused) February 27, 2018
We're not crying you are.
Although, tbf, apparently this info has been around for a while. We just didn't notice.
The internet is like Groundhog Day every time I point out first Groot died. Baby Groot has a different personality, a different body, no memories of adult Groot & adult Groot’s sacrifice actually meant something. New round of news stories & collective gasping again & again. https://t.co/gvx7c0g2fF— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) February 27, 2018
Fair play James.