Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 had plenty of highlights that involved Baby Groot. Right from the opening credits sequence, we see the lovable tree creature dancing like there’s no tomorrow to Electric Light Orchestra’s “Mr. Blue Sky”. But although he spends much of the film in his tiny state, during the mid-credits we see him starting to grow into Teenage Groot.
Obviously, trying to find the right design for Teenage Groot must have been a fun challenge for the artists. Thankfully, concept artist Anthony Francisco brought some inspiring details that helped create the teenage version of the lovable Guardian.
Here is the wonderful concept art of Teenage Groot, courtesy of Francisco’s Facebook page:
As you can see, Teenage Groot is seen wearing some blue headphones and holding a certain device in his hands. During the penultimate post-credits sequence, we see Teenage Groot without headphones on playing what Peter Quill/Star-Lord described as a “mind-numbing game”.
Interestingly enough, this concept art of Teenage Groot features a significantly less messy room. Although we do see some of his branches around him, in the film itself, there are branches flooding his room.
You can follow Francisco on his official Instagram page right here.
Set to the backdrop of ‘Awesome Mixtape #2,’ Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 continues the team’s adventures as they traverse the outer reaches of the cosmos. The Guardians must fight to keep their newfound family together as they unravel the mysteries of Peter Quill’s true parentage. Old foes become new allies and fan-favorite characters from the classic comics will come to our heroes’ aid as the Marvel cinematic universe continues to expand.
Written and directed by James Gunn and starring Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Pom Klementieff, Elizabeth Debicki, Chris Sullivan, Sean Gunn, Sylvester Stallone and Kurt Russell, Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is in theaters now.