Marvel Studios in their infinite wisdom have seen how one sequence from Guardians of the Galaxy in particular has taken the internet by storm, and we’re referring to of course none other than tiny Groot in a plant dancing to The Jackson 5’s “I Want You Back.” Now that it’s become so popular, Marvel Studios (via Yahoo!) have decided to put the scene online officially.
Director James Gunn also offered some insight about the scene, saying:
“It was initially written as a tag for the very end of the film,” Gunn said. “But after we shot it, it worked so well I wanted to put it at the actual end of the film so none of the audience would miss it.”
Gunn went on to reveal that the dancing Groot wasn’t actually star Vin Diesel, but the director himself!
“Baby Groot dancing is 100 percent me. I was too embarrassed for anyone to be there, so I made everyone leave the room and I set up a camera and I videotaped myself dancing. Then I sent the video to the animators and had them animate over that. I begged them not to leak the video! Two of my closest friends came to an early screening and said ‘Hey, I recognize those moves! That’s you dancing isn’t it?!'”
Now playing in theaters, Guardians of the Galaxy also stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Bradley Cooper, Lee Pace, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Djimon Hounsou, John C. Reilly, Glenn Close and Benicio del Toro. The film has brought in over $330 million at the global box office.