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.
Talking to Fandango, James Gunn was asked about Baby Groot’s role in the new Guardians movie and if fans will get to see another happy dance. Here is what the director had to say:
“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.”