MCU Movie News

Guardians of the Galaxy’s Adult Groot Is No More, According To James Gunn

Groot’s journey through the MCU has been quite interesting, mostly due to the fact that he’s been shown in a different stage of life in nearly every one of his appearances to date. Guardians of the Galaxy started with adult Groot, Vol. 2 utilized the ever-adorable Baby Groot, that same movie finished with the moody Adolescent Groot that continued in Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame.

In a Q&A session on his most recent Instagram story, Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn was asked if adult Groot will make a return to the MCU. Gunn replied that adult Groot “is no longer with us,” and that it’s unlikely he will come back “unless there is a prequel of some type”:

“Sadly that original Groot is no longer with us, so unless there is a prequel of some type we won’t see him again.”

Gunn took a major risk by killing Groot off in the Guardians’ first solo outing, which ended up being the only film to bring the full-grown humanoid plant into play. With Gunn confirming that this version of the character is “no longer with us,” there are a couple of different possibilities for what he could mean.

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.