James Gunn Explains Why Baby Groot Isn’t About Selling Toys

If the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 trailer gives us any indication of what’s to come for the movie, it’s that Baby Groot is going to be a fan favorite. With many fans already wanting to purchase a plush of the character, director James Gunn explained why keeping Groot a baby was not just to sell toys. Read the full post below.

“I’m not an idiot. I knew if Baby Groot worked, the world would want Baby Groot toys and figures and plushies. But that certainly didn’t seem like a certainty when I was alone in my office conceiving of a story, and it most definitely was not the driving force of the decision. I, like so many of you through the trailer alone, had fallen in love with the little dude – even though at that point he was only in my head.”

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The film hits theaters on May 5, 2017.

Aric Sweeny
Aric Sweeny
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