One of the most memorable moments of last year's blockbuster Guardians of the Galaxy came at the very end, where Baby Groot was seen dancing to Jackson 5's classic "I Want You Back," while Drax the Destroyer (Dave Bautista) cleans his massive blades. The scene also created one of the biggest questions for the sequel Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, as fans wondered how big or small Vin Diesel's Groot will be in this follow-up. While promoting The Last Witch Hunter with IGN, Vin Diesel teased that he wants to see a "gigantic Groot" in this superhero follow-up.
"I've talked to James Gunn about that. I can't give it away but I would love to see gigantic Groot. I'd love to throw him into a forest and see how much mass that he consumes after devouring all the trees. Imagine throwing him into Central Park in New York City. I just want to see Giant Groot."
Back in January, writer-director James Gunn teased that Baby Groot may actually be Groot's son, and that Groot may be dead, but that hasn't been confirmed. The director also revealed in August that Vin Diesel will be back to voice Groot, but it isn't known if he will actually say more than just "I am Groot," or if his vocabulary will be expanded. At the end of Guardians of the Galaxy, Groot did throw fans a curveball, saying "We are Groot," so it's possible that this large tree creature may have learned a few new words in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.
Guardians of the Galaxy stars Chris Pratt (Star-Lord), Zoe Saldana (Gamora), Dave Bautista (Drax the Destroyer) and Bradley Cooper are expected to return for the sequel, along with Karen Gillan's Nebula and Michael Rooker's Yondu. James Gunn has teased that there will be one new character introduced in the sequel, and that fans will ultimately learn who Star-Lord's father is. The filmmaker also revealed last week that he will feature aliens known as Sneepers, which were initially banned by Marvel's legal department, since the word Sneeper translates to "clitoris" in the Icelandic language.
James Gunn has already started pre-production on Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 in Atlanta, with principal photography slated to begin in January or February of 2016. Marvel has already set a May 5, 2017 release date for the sequel, and with filming set to begin in the next few months, hopefully new story details will be released in the next few months. Would you like to see a gigantic Groot in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2? Let us know what you think, and stay tuned for more on this superhero sequel.