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GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2 (2017): James Gunn Explains Baby Groot’s Role

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James Gunn Says There’s A Reason Groot Is Still A Baby In Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 director James Gunn talks about the decision to keep Groot a baby in the Marvel sequel.

Taking to Facebook, the director disclosed to fans the reasoning behind the move. Initially, he envisioned Groot as fully-regrown by the time of the movie only to realize that the character had little to do within the larger story. It was this that led him to decide to keep Groot as a baby like he was at the end of Guardians of the Galaxy, allowing viewers to see the character develop and learn over the course of the film:

The Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 cast includes the return of Chris Pratt (Jurassic World, Parks and Recreation) as Star-Lord, Zoe Saldana (Avatar, Star Trek) as Gamora, Dave Bautista (SPECTRE) as Drax, Vin Diesel (xXx, Furious 7) as the voice of Groot, Bradley Cooper (Joy, American Sniper) as the voice of Rocket, Michael Rooker (Slither, Jumper) as Yondu, Karen Gillan (Doctor Who, The Big Short) as Nebula, and Sean Gunn (Guardians of the Galaxy, Gilmore Girls) as Kraglin. New cast members include Pom Klementieff (Oldboy), who plays Mantis, Elizabeth Debicki (The Great Gatsby, Everest), Chris Sullivan (The KnickThe Drop) and Kurt Russell (The Hateful Eight, Furious 7) as Ego, the Living Planet.

Set to the backdrop of Awesome Mixtape #2, Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 continues the team’s adventures as they traverse the outer reaches of the cosmos.

Leave your thoughts on James Gunn revealing why he decided to leave Groot as a baby in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (via Superherohype) in the comments section below. Readers seeking more movie news can visit our Movie News Page, our Movie News Twitter Page, our Movie News Facebook Page, and our Movie News Google+ Page. Want up-to-the-minute notifications? FilmBook staff members publish articles by Email, Twitter, Tumblr, Google+, and Facebook. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is set for release on May 5th, 2017.

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