If you thought you knew what Groot was saying during Guardians of the Galaxy, think again. It seems that the enigmatic tree creatures whose sole words are ‘I am Groot’ is actually saying a whole lot more than meets the ears. That’s according to Guardians of the Galaxy 1 and 2 director James Gunn, who revealed there’s a special version of the sequel’s script that has every Groot line rendered in English.
Only Gunn and Groot voice actor Vin Diesel have copies of this particular version of the script, and past that we’re all relying on the Fast & Furious star’s emotive and gravel filled voice to express things properly with Groot’s somewhat limited vocabulary.
Vin definitely seems up to the task, if this recent Facebook video showing his reaction to seeing Guardians of the Galaxy 2 footage for the first time is any indication. He just used the same words over and over again to express his wonder and excitement at what he just witnessed.
“Give me a second here,” he kept repeating, shaking his head in awe. “Wow. You’re not gonna belive this, guys. Oh. My. God. This is how you guys are gonna react when you see this.”
He then gave us a more verbose explanation for what he was feeling after getting the first glimpse of Guardians of the Galaxy 2.
“I’m blown away because I want to see the whole movie,” Diesel said. “I don’t just want to see the whole movie, I want you to see the whole movie. I remember when we were releasing the first Guardians, and we knew what it was but the world was yet to know what it was. And I kept saying that this was a movie you were going to want to recommend. You were going to want to share it with people you like, that you cared about. You felt like you were gifting them the movie.”
“But what I just saw right now is like … it’s like seeing Santa Claus in September because you want Christmas to be tomorrow. I can’t beleive that you have to wait this long to see this movie!”
Guardians of the Galaxy 2 comes out in May of 2017. That’s a long wait indeed, especially with everyone who’s seen even the slightest bit of finished product hyping the movie so much.
(Via Entertainment Weekly)