MCU fans are excited to see a beloved character’s striking transformation into The Guardians of the Galaxy Christmas Special.
Jetblacjetblac tweeted that they were enjoying the holiday special but had questions about Groot’s (Vin Diesel) increasing height in relation to his head and whether or not the size of the new Groot should differentiate him from the old one.
Asking about the new Groot’s growth spurt turned out to be one that writer/director James Gunn answered personally, tweeting the response: “Well YA Groot, or Swoll Groot as we call him, is getting bigger, outwardly as well up. As you can see by now, he has a different, stockier physiology (and a more outgoing personality) than his father,” alongside the hashtag #GuardiansoftheGalaxyHolidaySpecial
More questions about Groot’s new look followed. Buck25425 wondered if motion capture techniques generated the latest iteration of the character. Gunn explained that CGI software created the buff-sensient tree and nothing else.
Fans like Vargasm sarcastically questioned the fact that Groot is a purely CGI character and criticized Gunn for not giving an actor an opportunity to portray the physical aspects of the role.
However, other fans such as Fabio_JRogue were impressed with the CGI version of Groot and praised the filmmaker for giving the animators enough time to achieve excellent results.
Tg_Nash215 was grateful that Gunn had taken the time to tell them the story of Groot’s new gig. The writer/director’s backstory provided some much-needed clarity and they were very happy with the new look.
Gunn previously explained that he used the Christmas special as an opportunity to show fans some of the new elements that will be included in the highly anticipated installment Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 3. which will premiere in May next year.
The Guardians of the Galaxy Christmas Special will stream on Disney Plus.
https://wegotthiscovered.com/news/james-gunn-explains-why-groot-looks-so-different-in-the-guardians-of-the-galaxy-holiday-special/ James Gunn explains why Groot looks so different in The Guardians Of The Galaxy Holiday Special