Why Didn't Baby Groot Want Drax To See Him Dancing? James Gunn Answers

The biggest question to come out of 2014's blockbuster superhero science fiction film Guardians of the Galaxy has nothing to do with Thanos or Infinity Gems. It has to do with the end credits sequence. No, not the post credits sequence in the Collector's museum, but the fun sequence at the front of the credits involving potted baby Groot dancing to the Jackson Five's "I Want You Back". So the question is: why didn't baby Groot want Drax to see him dancing? He froze every time Drax the Destroyer (Dave Bautista) looked over. Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn finally gives us an answer.

First off, let's get in the mood and relive the magical sequence:

So why didn't baby Groot want Drax to see him dancing? Guardians director James Gunn explained why on Doug Benson's "Doug Loves Movies" podcast (thanks to comicbook.com for the transcription). The answer involves a deleted scene that didn't make the final movie:

"There was actually a scene that we cut from the movie where big Groot was dancing to 'Livin' Thing' by ELO. And it wasn't such an elaborate dance. It was more that he was just moving up and down like this, and Drax was dismissive and gave him this look like he was a loser when he did that. Dancing is ludicrous to Drax. I don't think he understands it. If Drax owned a town, if he was a mayor, the first law would be no dancing. But yeah, so at the end of the movie, little baby Groot didn't want to get caught dancing, because he would kill him."

So there you have it. What do you think of James Gunn's explanation? Are you excited to see cute baby Groot return to his normal, huge, size in Guardians of the Galaxy 2?