James Gunn Reveals That Baby Groot is Actually The Son of Groot
It was an emotional and sweet moment when Groot sacrificed himself to save his friends at the end of Guardians of the Galaxy. Fans were relieved to see Groot was growing back! We already knew that Groot didn't maintain any of the memories of his previous life, but now director James Gunn has taken things one step further.
This baby/adolescent Groot that is growing up isn't Groot at all. The filmmaker clarified on Twitter again that Groot is dead, but this time says Baby Groot is actually his son. This reveal came from a fan asking a Porg vs. Groot question of all things.
The thought of Baby Groot being Groot's son is something that I never realized before. Yeah, I knew Baby Groot isn't the same as Groot was, but I just figured it was kind of like a clone or something, not necessarily his son. But, now we know that if Groot dies, the next version will be their offspring.
First Groot is dead. Baby Groot is his son.— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) February 27, 2018
Gunn previously confirmed that Groot is dead in a previous Facebook post, but he never came out and said that Baby Groot was his son:
"I also mentioned to folks who... kept throwing the Groot revival in my face, that that example doesn't really work because Groot is dead. Although I don't necessarily think it's obvious in Vol. 1, it's important to say that if you exploded and a little glob of you started growing into a baby, I would not assume that baby was you."
Did any of you just assume or ever entertain the idea that Baby Groot was Groot's son?