Guardians Of The Galaxy Holiday Special is now streaming on Disney+. In this Marvel special presentation, the audience may have witnessed a change in Groot’s appearance. As he wasn’t baby Groot nor the tall Groot. But looked like a very young adult version of him, which fans have never seen before. Director James Gunn has recently explained why a young adult Groot was seen in the Holiday Special.
Groot’s character was first introduced in the 2014 Guardians of the Galaxy movie. He dies by the end of the movie, but Rocket then plants his body so a baby Groot takes birth. In the second volume and Avengers film, Groot’s character keeps on evolving. For those of you who don’t know Vin Diesel voices the iconic line “I am Groot”.
He also got his own stand-alone series which had mini-episodes as well. The series was released in the month of August ahead of She-Hulk’s release. One can watch it on Disney+. In the series as well he was a baby Groot and not an adult Groot. Let’s have a look at what James Gunn has to say about Groot’s transformation.
Why Does Groot Looks Different In GOTG Holiday Special?
In recent tweets by James Gunn, he explained to a fan why Groot is so different in this special presentation. He describes that Groot’s head is big because he is still growing it. This change is seen because the character is growing upward and outward, that’s why he looks a little different. He adds, “Well, YA Groot, or Swoll Groot, as we call him, is getting bigger, outward as well as upward. As you can see by now, he has a different, stockier physiology (and a more outgoing personality) than his father did.”
James Gunn also revealed that Groot is 100% a creation of computer-generated Graphics. Many fans praised the director for creating such a great VFX. But James gave the whole credit to the VFX team who did a great job.