Fans who have been eagerly waiting to see Baby Groot break out his signature dance moves in “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” don’t have to wait until the signature’s May 5 premiere, as a new international trailer provides a glimpse of the little sprout in action.
At about the 40-second mark, Baby Groot throws his tiny hands in the air like he just doesn’t care as Sweet’s “Fox On the Run” plays once again. The sequence only lasts a second or so, but perhaps it will hold you over for another month.
As in the 2014 original film, in which Baby Groot stole the hearts of audiences as he swayed to the Jackson’s 5 “I Want Your Back,” the character’s moves come courtesy of writer/director James Gunn.
Yes, I still do all of Groot’s dancing in the film, in a much bigger way,” he said last month. “I actually had to do like a full day’s worth of dancing to get Groot’s dance down this time. Last time it was me in front of an iPhone, and this time it’s me dancing on a huge soundstage and shooting it from five different angles.”
Set just months after the events of Marvel’s 2014 hit, the sequel follows the Guardians of the Galaxy as they travel throughout the cosmos and struggle to keep their newfound family together, all while helping Peter Quill learn more about his true parentage.
Arriving in theaters May 5, “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” stars Chris Pratt as Star-Lord, Zoe Saldana as Gamora, Dave Bautista as Drax the Destroyer, Vin Diesel as Baby Groot, Bradley Cooper as Rocket Raccoon, Michael Rooker as Yondu Udonta, Karen Gillan as Nebula, Pom Klementieff as Mantis, Elizabeth Debicki as Ayesha, Chris Sullivan as Taserface, Sean Gunn as Kraglin, Glenn Close as Irani Rael and Kurt Russell as Ego.