If you ask someone about Guardians of the Galaxy, then you can expect them to know at least one thing about the film: a dancing tree. They may not know the adorable sapling's name, but even the most casual fans will know the intergalactic blockbuster housed a dancing potted tree who loves the Jackson 5.
This summer, a brand-new film featuring the Guardians of the Galaxywill make its way to theaters, and Baby Groot is coming in tow. The cute alien will be just a bit older when the sequel debuts as footage has shown Groot running about on his own two feet. So, naturally, fans are wondering if the character will get down to some new music in the second film.
And, according to the movie's director, it looks like Baby Groot will have new moves to show fans.
"They'll get a little bit of a baby Groot happy dance in the beginning, but he's definitely got his trials and tribulations in the film. It's not an easy road for baby Groot."
So, there you have it. Baby Groot still has his rhythm whether he's potted or not. The site went on to ask Gunn if he was still the man behind Groot's dancing, and the director admitted he was. Gunn explained the sequel was much more difficult to film in that regard because Groot's dance moves had become an international phenomenon.
"I still do all of Groot's dancing in the film, in a much bigger way. I actually had to do like a full day's worth of dancing to get Groot's dance down this time. Last time it was me in front of an iPhone, and this time it's me dancing on a huge soundstage and shooting it from five different angles."
Continuing, Gunn explained, "I do all my own choreography for baby Groot. I'm a one-man band when it comes to baby Groot dancing."
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).