After “Guardians of the Galaxy”, fans were left wondering whether Groot will remain a baby or grow swiftly back into full size.
We finally have confirmation that the sentient tree is still a wee sapling in “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2”, which of course raises the question on how baby Groot will sound vocally since the adult Groot only says one thing repeatedly, “I am Groot”.
Knowing that the fully grown Groot is no more, it’ll be weird to hear actor Vin Diesel’s deep, booming voice coming out of the small and adorable character. Will Groot have a baby or manly voice? It’s a topic James Gunn has been asked about on several occasions, and the director has taken to Twitter to address the issue at hand.
The filmmaker revealed that Groot will still be voiced by Diesel, just not his normal voice. Gunn has said that the action star is “an actor capable of doing all sorts of voices”, so they’re probably trying to figure out the method that will best reflect on the big screen later on. It’s also possible that Diesel’s voice will be altered to sound lighter and more high-pitched.
Read his response here:
— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) September 4, 2016
— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) September 2, 2016
Baby Groot’s voice is an aspect of “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” that many are interested in. As Mike Reyes points out, if the new Groot behave like a juvenile, “then a more child-like voice of a higher pitch would be a better fit”.
However if Groot will be using his small size as an advantage to kick some villain ass, then Diesel’s deep voice will be the better option. Either way, the character’s voice is as vital as the decision to have Groot remain in baby form.
While we wait for more clues to unfold, feel free read about the tentacle monster these superheroes will battling against in the upcoming sequel here.
“Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” is slated to hit US theatres on 5th May 2017.