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James Gunn on Groot’s Age Difference Between ‘Guardians 2’ and ‘Avengers: Infinity War’

Published on July 25th, 2017 | Updated on July 25th, 2017 | By FanFest

When footage for the Avengers: Infinity War trailer dropped, fans were excited to see some of our favorite characters from the MCU together on screen, even if it meant that they were facing quite possibly their biggest battle yet.

Thanos and the Black Order aren’t going to make this easy, but the MCU is breaking out heroes by the masses for this film, and we’re holding out faith that it’ll make sense in the end.

Some of those heroes are the Guardians of the Galaxy and some fans, after having seen the Infinity War trailer, are wondering about Groot’s age difference and how he grows. James Gunn addressed those questions on his Facebook page with a *spoiler alert* warning.

He also doesn’t give it all away, but he does make sense of some lingering questions.

In terms of how fast Groot grows overall, I can tell you this: Baby Groot appears two months after the Infant Groot we see at the end of Vol. 1. The post-credits scene with Adolescent Groot and Peter Quill is YEARS after the ending of Vol. 2. I won’t say exactly how many years at this time, but be clear that it took him a fair amount of time just to go from Baby Groot to Adolescent Groot. (As a side note, I’ll point out that Peter Quill can obviously understand what “I am Groot” means in the post-credits scene, so somehow he’s learned to understand him in the same way Rocket has).

Like dogs, who grow at a different rate than humans, and spend a different percentage of their lives in adolescence than humans do, Groot and Humans do not grow at some exact exchange rate. So, although two months seems to be about two years (as Baby Groot seems to behave roughly like a two-year-old), it is not fair to assume that every month is a year to Groot. He has an alien biology and ages in a completely different way than a human being. Different aspects of his growth may take longer or shorter than a human’s.’

The rest of Gunns’ post can be seen on his Facebook, here.

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