Guardians of the Galaxy is noteworthy not only because it became a blockbuster hit, but because it made household names out of extremely obscure characters. One of those characters was the sentient tree like alien known only as Groot.
At the end of the first movie, Groot gave his life to save his fellow Guardians-or so it seemed. He slowly regenerated from a single tree, and became an infant for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2, with his adolescent form slated to appear in Avengers: Infinity War.
Much discourse has been conducted about whether Baby Groot is the same as Adult Groot, or an entirely different character. Writer/Director James Gunn has cleared things up once and for all by tweeting that Baby Groot is actually Adult Groot’s son! How this works, I have no idea, but it’s nice to get some clarification.
Peter Quill and his fellow Guardians are hired by a powerful alien race, the Sovereign, to protect their precious batteries from invaders. When it is discovered that Rocket has stolen the items they were sent to guard, the Sovereign dispatch their armada to search for vengeance. As the Guardians try to escape, the mystery of Peter’s parentage is revealed.
Guardians of the Galaxy and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 are now available on Digital and Blu-ray & DVD.