Guardians of the Galaxy Director Promises Better-Written Baby Groot; Dave Bautista on Changes To Drax’s Look

By Diane Samson | 2 years ago
Guardians of the Galaxy Director Promises Better-Written Baby Groot; Dave Bautista on Changes To Drax’s Look
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Vin Diesel’s Groot is the surprise breakout star of Marvel’s 2014 summer hit Guardians of the Galaxy. However, writer and director James Gunn has admitted that the fan-favorite talking tree was actually often forgotten on set. To make up, the filmmaker promised improvements in Baby Groot’s characterization in the upcoming sequel. Read the major change below.

Groot’s Sacrifice

The Guardians of the Galaxy was meant to be a box office hit. It stars heartthrob Chris Pratt in the role of a scavenger, Zoe Saldana as a green-skinned assassin, Bradley Cooper voicing a talking raccoon and Dave Bautista as tough but dense as a brick fighter. However, Groot, the talking tree whose only line in the movie is “I am Groot,” won the hearts of the audience.

However, it looks like Marvel was not expecting his popularity. In an interview with ComicBook, Gunn revealed that the actor who was the stand-in for Groot is often forgotten. “He doesn’t talk very much, so you’re doing all these scenes and when we have the scenes in the movie where they turn to Groot and Groot’s like, ‘Why are you forgetting me?'”

Forgetting Groot is quite unfortunate considering that the character eventually saved his new family by sacrificing himself. But the character got a new lease in life. By the end of the first movie, a dancing baby twig debuted. This time around, Groot will not be forgotten. What is even better is, he will get a larger role in the anticipated sequel.

“I think he’s a better-written character than the first Groot in some ways,” Gunn stated. The filmmaker clarified on Twitter that he did not say that Groot was a poorly-written character in the original movie. However, Baby Groot feels more complete as his own character in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Drax’s New Tattoos in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Meanwhile, Bautista’s Drax the Destroyer will also have a few changes. According to the actor, he will no longer have to sit four hours for make up. He told ComicBook that the artists use paint rollers to complete Drax’s look for only an hour and a half. He also commented that this new technique looks better now.

However, this comes with a caveat. The former wrestler revealed that it is a pain to remove Drax’s blue and red skin. The actor now have to sit in a sauna at the end of the day with three men to scrub off all the paint in order to remove it. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 will land on the big screen on May, 5.

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Diane Samson is a graduate of Literature. In her spare time, she loves to watch movies and television shows. She joined MNG in February 2016.