Going into its third weekend, Marvel’s Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 is poised to add another $30M to its domestic total but drop into second place. It is expected to be dethroned by Ridley Scott’s Prometheus sequel/Alien prequel, Alien: Covenant, which should debut in the $35M-$40M range. Of course, Alien: Covenant could easily underperform, allowing Vol. 2 to eek out another box office win.
No matter what spot Vol. 2 eventually nabs, its first two frames at the global box office already ensured that its another home run for Marvel. Now let’s take a look at some amazing concept art that conceptual artist Anthony Francisco did for Baby Groot and Tween Groot.
“James Gunn has done it again! One of the funnest films I have worked on,” wrote Francisco. “If you haven’t seen the film yet please check it out. I feel so lucky and very grateful to be part of an amazing group of designers at Marvel Studios Visual Development. It’s been four and a half years when I first started on the first Guardians of the Galaxy (click here).
“One of my favorite contributions to the MCU is the development of Baby Groot,” he continued. “I pretty much watched him grow, I did the concept design from potted Groot to Baby Groot, and now Teen Groot!
“[Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2] was all about family and this character is so close to my heart because my kids were the inspiration that helped me in finding the design. And my son is much like baby groot, he is a handful but always cute and adorable.”