Groot nearly played an even more vital role in helping Eitri the dwarf in Avengers: Infinity War.
In the film, Eitri and his dwarves are revealed to be the creators of the Infinity Gauntlet. Thanos repaid Eitri for her service by killing the other dwarves and ruining Eitri’s hands.
This posed a problem when Thor, Rocket, and Groot arrived with a request for a new weapon to replace the fractured Mjolnir. The got around this problem by having Thor do most of the heavy lifting of the job and nearly killing himself in the process.
The Art of Avengers: Infinity War reveals that the original script for the film called for Groot, not Thor, to assist Eitri in his task.
"The original scene in the script just said 'Groot helps Eitri,' giving me a lot of freedom to come up with something interesting and unique," concept artist John Staub says in the book. "I was handed the script with the scene and was trusted to come up with something cool.
This version of the scene didn’t make it into the film, but Groot still did his part. When the head of Thor’s new hammer, Stormbreaker, had been forged, Eitri struggled to find the handle. Groot used his own arm as a replacement, giving the god of thunder a new weapon to wield and instantaneous way to join to the Battle of Wakanda.
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