There’s a lot to love about James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy, but when you wrap up your film with a baby version of one of the most lovable characters of the year dancing to the Jackson 5’s “I Want You Back,” it’s bound to be one of the biggest takeaways. In fact, dancing baby Groot became such a hit, an officially licensed toy version of the little guy is due in stores in December.
On top of that, come December 9th you can watch baby Groot dance it up all you want because that’s when the Guardians of the Galaxy Blu-ray arrives and it includes bonus material covering how Gunn went about designing the character. Hit the jump for a brief preview of the Guardians of the Galaxy Blu-ray featurette.
Via. Yahoo! Movies.
Yahoo also got the opportunity to talk Groot with Gunn. Here’s what he said about Vin Diesel’s involvement:
“Vin had a strange attachment to Groot. First of all, it’s not a secret, he was going through a very difficult time in his life when the character came to him, and he just felt like it was a big relief to just get into something very simple. It was a character he was able to share with his children, who were very young, and had never been able to see one of his movies in the theater. And he was able to just tune into this character in a very simple way and find this spiritual center. I don’t think that goes unnoticed in the character in the movie.”
Gunn also had this to say about the status of baby Groot and whether or not he is the original Groot:
“That’s an unanswered question: Is Baby Groot, Groot? Or is Baby Groot actually Groot’s progeny? … It may be answered in the future, but that’s the question.”
When asked if there are other Groots out there somewhere, Gunn replied:
“There may be! There might be! Who knows?”
In conclusion, I am Groot.