‘Tis the season to be I am Groot, because you know that’s all that he can say. Or rather, all that he could say since, spoiler warning, Groot became one of Thanos’ snap victims in the conclusion of Avengers: Infinity War. Despite that, Groot, especially with his younger appearance in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, has gone on to become one of the more marketable faces within the Marvel Cinematic Universe. And that means you can plaster his face on practically anything to turn him into a literal household item.
As such, it’s no surprise that one fan took it upon themselves to take the joy of the holiday season this Christmas and blend it with Groot himself. He is, after all a tree, and chances are this might not be the first person to take it upon themselves to try this, but one fan took a poster of Groot and adorned it with Christmas ornaments. There’s even a raccoon on top of Groot, so that’s pretty much role reversal to the extreme. Have a look below.
Groot Christmas Tree pic.twitter.com/T56osR4s7G
— 41 Strange (@41Strange) December 2, 2018
Admittedly, given Groot’s usefulness as a tree, it’s possible that if the Guardians of the Galaxy do ever celebrate the holiday season — back when they were all alive, anyway — Groot might have been used as a Christmas tree. After all, what else is he going to do?
But what do you think of using Groot as a Christmas tree? Do you have a similar set up for your Christmas tree, if you celebrate the season? And do you think this could’ve possibly worked with just a large scale model or poster of Baby Groot from the second Guardians film? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.
In the meantime, you can see Groot work with the rest of Earth’s mightiest heroes in Avengers: Infinity War, which is now available on home release.
‘Captain Marvel’ Funko Toys Confirm Carol Danvers’ Cat Will Appear
With just about four months away from the release of Captain Marvel, Funko has now revealed its upcoming line of Pop! Vinyl Figures that are tied-in to the highly-anticipated film that features Academy Award-winning actress Brie Larson as Carol Danvers, the titular heroine and perhaps the most powerful character in the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe.
The reveal of this new line of Funko Pop! Vinyl Figures show off some of the characters set to appear in the film, one of which includes Carol Danvers' feline companion Goose the Cat.
The name of our heroine's cat may come as a surprise to fans of the comics because in previous incarnations, Captain Marvel's cat is named Chewie and is actually part of the Flerken species.
You can check out two collectible Funko figures of Goose the Cat in the gallery down below. You can start viewing the images by clicking "Next".
Are you excited to see Carol Danvers' Goose the Cat in the film? What do you make of the new name choice instead of Chewie? Sound off in the comments below, and be sure to continue following Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news in the MCU.
Here is the synopsis for the film:
Based on the Marvel comic character first appearing in 1968, the story follows Carol Danvers as she becomes one of the universe’s most powerful heroes when Earth is caught in the middle of a galactic war between two alien races. Set in the 1990s, “Captain Marvel” is an all-new adventure from a previously unseen period in the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, Captain Marvel stars Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn, Djimon Hounsou, Lee Pace, Lashana Lynch, Gemma Chan, Algenis Perez Soto, Rune Temte, McKenna Grace, Clark Gregg, and Jude Law.
Captain Marvel will be released in theaters on March 8, 2019.