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‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ director reveals sad meaning behind Groot’s last line

By: - Content Strategist
/ 06:46 PM May 08, 2018

Image: Facebook/@marvelstudios

Director James Gunn added fuel to the feels train of “Avengers: Infinity War” final scene by revealing what Groot said in his last line (fair warning, the article may contain spoilers).

Since moviegoers don’t speak Groot-nese, Twitter user Joe Green, of Throne, Doncaster, England, went straight to the source on May 6. He asked Gunn what Groot’s last words, “I am Groot,” meant as he looked at Rocket Raccoon at the end of “Infinity War.”

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Image” Twitter/JamesGunn

Gunn didn’t miss a beat and answered the fan’s query with one word, “Dad.”

Image” Twitter/JamesGunn

Reactions to the director’s big reveal expressed even greater heartbreak than just hearing that last “I am Groot” in theaters. The tweet has since received over 60,000 likes and nearly 25,000 retweets as of this writing.

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Image” Twitter/JamesGunn

Gunn apologized for digging up the painful parting scene in fans’ memories but also confirmed it was in the script.

Green, on the other hand, wished he had kept his curiosity to himself.

“Avengers: Infinity War” is currently the highest-grossing movie of all time on its opening weekend, earning over $250 million. It surpassed the previous record holder, “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.”  /ra

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