Guardians of the Galaxy director makes shocking revelation about Baby Groot

People are getting really hyped about the Guardians of the Galaxy 2 trailer, except there’s one character in particular that seems a bit different.

Spoiler alert of you haven’t seen the first movie…

Some people have noticed that Baby Groot doesn’t quite seem to have the same personality as Groot from the first movie.

When Groot died, and Baby Groot emerged, it wasn’t necessarily clear what was going on or what might come of this.

But some new information from the film’s director, James Gunn, makes it crystal clear that Groot is dead, like for reals dead. He died protecting his friends, “We are groot.”

The Baby Groot character that grows from the branch at the end of Guardians of the Galaxy doesn’t have any of the memories or knowledge that Groot possessed, nor the same personality. This is a very significant piece of information.

Here’s the quote from SFX Magazine from James Gunn that reveals what’s going on: 

“Groot’s sacrifice at the end of the movie means something. It’s not a meaningless sacrifice. He sacrificed himself for these people he loves. And Baby Groot is not Groot. He’s a different character and he does not have that character’s memories. He’s stupid – he’s a baby, he’s an idiot! So changing that character to Baby Groot was a hugely important element in crafting this story.”

It’ll be interesting to see how Baby Groot grows up in the next film, will there be any hints of OG Groot at all? We’ll have to wait and see.