If you’ve seen Avengers: Infinity War, then you are probably feeling a lot of complicated feelings right now — and if you haven’t seen it, then beware, for there are spoilers ahead!
So, the end of Infinity War was pretty traumatic, regardless of how invested you are in the Marvel franchise. Watching Thanos’ rapture take effect on a handful of beloved characters was both surprising and a bit disturbing. However, watching Groot disappear right in front of Rocket was easily one of the most heartbreaking moments of the unsettling mass evaporation.
Recently, writer/director James Gunn shed some light on the Groot situation — and managed to break everyone’s heart in the process.
First, Gunn revealed that Baby Groot is pretty much Rocket’s son, since he is, in fact, a new Groot.
First Groot is dead. Baby Groot is his son.
— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) February 27, 2018
A fan then asked for the translation of Groot’s last line in the movie.
@JamesGunn Might be too soon to ask this, but do you know what Groot’s last line is at the end of the movie?
— Joe Green (@TheMoonBearMan) May 6, 2018
Gunn’s response pretty much destroyed everyone.
— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) May 6, 2018
Gunn says that he knows the translation because it was written in the screenplay.
It was in the screenplay.
— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) May 7, 2018
Twitter was a little emotional, to say the least.
“groot’s last words before disappearing were “dad”.” pic.twitter.com/azoXDXE9Jl
— burbuela maximoff saw iwx2☁ (@marvelorusse) May 7, 2018
Groot’s last line in IW was “Dad” pic.twitter.com/2e1lhAd223
— Ana | mid terms (@deargrady) May 7, 2018
how am I supposed to sleep at night knowing groot’s last words in infinity war were “dad” pic.twitter.com/Mp2yvW3vSd
— kiara (@allyoutonight) May 7, 2018
so groot thought of rocket as his dad pic.twitter.com/ydRZJIwi75
— ㅤً (@adoretsh) May 7, 2018
groot called rocket ‘dad’ which means he probably thinks of all the other guardians as his parents too they really are a proper little family pic.twitter.com/TFChOOUBcc
— grace | iw spoilers (@MlSSLOKI) May 7, 2018
me: infinity war can’t possibly hurt me more than it already has
marvel: groot’s last word before he faded away was “dad”
— gaby ? IW SPOILERS (@lancemcIains) May 7, 2018
marvel fandom right now about groot and rocket: pic.twitter.com/94dzwLq0IF
— daniel | iw spoilers (@ruffalosfluff) May 7, 2018
I don’t know if any of us will EVER BE OKAY.
… Until the next Avengers movie, that is.