As Guardians of the Galaxy 2 barrels its way towards us, many are gripped with a certain sense of anxiety and dread.

Groot was perhaps a favourite for many. His unique lack of vocabulary combined with a powerful display of loyalty, tenacity and emotion made for a truly memorable character.

But, SPOILERS, unfortunately, our wooden friend didn’t make it to the closing scene of Guardians of the Galaxy, nobly sacrificing himself by creating some sort of twig-ball capable of surviving a spaceship crash. Guess it’s made out of different wood to them bird’s nest that crumble after a 10ft drop…

However, like a phoenix, Baby Groot rose from the ‘ashes’ of Vin Diesel’s Groot. An enigmatic little figure, Baby Groot promises to bring a new dynamic to the table in Guardians of the Galaxy 2, but it has left many of us wondering:

Is Baby Groot Still Groot?

We’ve had some conflicting information on the mental capabilities of Baby Groot.

James Gunn, director-extraordinaire and one of the creative geniuses behind the smash-hit Guardians of the Galaxy, claims things are pretty black and white.

When asked if Baby Groot has Groot’s memories, Gunn replied with a rather blunt ‘no’.

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Well, that sucks.

I hear you though, what is so conflicting about that? Well…

Kevin Feige is known in the Marvel world as the kingpin of the cinematic universe. He’s like the big guy upstairs, making all the major decisions. In an interview with Collider, Feige confidently stated: He remembers. He’s not mentally a baby, he is still Groot

Right, so is Baby Groot Still Groot? The director of the movie says no, but the president of the studio says yes…

An Honest Conclusion

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The jury is still out of what the fate of Baby Groot will really be. Whether he retains the memories of Groot is very much up in the air.

Perhaps this was a decoy tactic by Marvel, to throw us off the scent; to keep us guessing until April 2017 — May if you are unlucky enough to live in the USA.

However, if we assume that somebody is telling the truth, we at Two Honest Guys believe that Baby Groot will not retain his memories.

Why?

While Kevin Feige is the big-cheese at Marvel, he is the guy making the big, big decisions. Which movies are going to be launched, which storylines and characters will be involved, etc. However, James Gunn is the boots-on-the-ground man. He had a big hand in writing Guardians of the Galaxy 2 and knows the ins and outs of the story very well.

If anyone knows what is happening to Baby Groot, is has to be him.
Sorry to burst any bubbles, but in answer to the question is Baby Groot still Groot? We don’t think so!

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