Concept art Luca Nemolato, who previously worked on designs for HBO's Westworld, FOX's Wayward Pines, and Legendary Pictures' Krampus, has shared two pieces of Baby Groot concept art he created for James Gunn's Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.
"Had a great surprise this Friday when I got my ["Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2: The Art of the Movie" book], and found some of the works I did for [Baby Groot visual development] at [Method Studios]," wrote Nemolato. "Here some images from the book. I'm really honored to be included in a book with some of the most amazing artists in the industry."
No matter if Groot is seven-foot or seven-inches, the humanoid tree creature steals nearly every scene he's in. In Marvel's latest blockbuster, which surpassed $500 million at the global box office today, Baby Groot happily dances throughout the opening sequence, becomes the Ravagers' pet after he is deemed too cute to kill, uses his tiny frame to plant a bomb where no one else can, munches on candy while the Milano is under attack, and helps to free his imprisoned friends.
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. The Guardians must fight to keep their newfound family together as they unravel the mysteries of Peter Quill’s true parentage. Old foes become new allies and fan-favorite characters from the classic comics will come to our heroes’ aid as the Marvel cinematic universe continues to expand.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is written and directed by James Gunn (Slither). The film marks the return of the original Guardians, including Chris Pratt (Jurassic World) as Peter Quill/Star-Lord; Zoe Saldana (Star Trek Into Darkness) as Gamora; Dave Bautista (Spectre) as Drax; Vin Diesel (Furious 7) as the voice of Groot; Bradley Cooper (American Sniper) as the voice of Rocket; Michael Rooker (Jumper) as Yondu; Karen Gillan (The Big Short) as Nebula; and Sean Gunn (Gilmore Girls) as Kraglin. New cast members include Pom Klementieff (Oldboy), Elizabeth Debicki (The Great Gatsby, Everest), Chris Sullivan (The Knick, The Drop) and Kurt Russell (The Hateful Eight, The Thing).
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is now playing!
Baby Groot - Front View
Having Groot be a baby made the group's dynamic much more interesting. "It allowed for a more interesting relationship withing the group," Gunn shared with TF. "Drax is just perturbed by him. Quill ignores him. Gamora's actually pretty motherly towards him. She's the only one that's motherly towards him. Rocket is protective but constantly irritated and is a terrible father."prevnext
Baby Groot - Back View
We almost didn't get Baby Groot in the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. "I originally intended for Baby Groot to get bigger and be an adult Groot, but it just didn't work," director James Gunn told Total Film. "So having Baby Groot stay Baby Groot -- who's also an incredibly popular character from his three seconds on screen at the end of the first movies -- it allowed me to create a character who had his own private world within the Guardians' worlds."prevnext
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