The Marvel Cinematic Universe is an ever expanding place. And while Phase Three will open new locations in Black Panther and Spider-Man: Homecoming, there is one location that remains the most vibrant and original: outer space. 2014's Guardians of the Galaxy introduced audiences to a ton of new worlds and quirky characters, and has widely been considered one of the best installments in the MCU. With its highly anticipated sequel fast approaching, the cast and crew have been able to get a bit more chatty regarding the contents of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. And now it appears that one of the first film's most interesting relationships will continue for the sequel.
CinemaBlend's own Sean O'Connell had the privilege of visiting the set of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. During this visit, Guardians actor Dave Bautista was asked how Drax's relationship with Baby Groot will function, and if they'd still be at each other's throats. It appears that size doesn't matter, because Groot and Drax will continue to butt heads.
Well, this is exciting. Despite the Guardians being a functional team, it looks like the strange interpersonal dynamics that were present in the first film will live on in Vol. 2.
Besides all the sci-fi action and epic battles, Guardians of the Galaxy was largely adored due to the motley crew that made up the titular team. With an all-star cast, we watched as the group attempted to make their way through the galaxy without killing each other. But by the end of the film, the group had transformed into a family of sorts. Dysfunctional and weird, but a family nonetheless.
Groot and Drax the Destroyer had a fair amount of issues in the first Guardians film. The contention reached a boiling point when the Guardians were at a pub in Knowhere, and Drax and Groot got into a bonafide bar fight. Luckily it was stopped by Peter Quill before Rocket Raccoon could get involved and blow Drax away.
This feud was also shown in the viral final moments of Guardians of the Galaxy. When Baby Groot was freshly reborn, he spent some time in a potted plant. And one of the last scenes from the first film show Groot busting out some sweet moves, only to freeze when a suspicious Drax looks over. You can check out that scene below.
One of the most memorable moments from Guardians of the Galaxy, this scene shows that the duo aren't going to be holding hands and becoming besties anytime soon. Their sibling rivalry is here to stay.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 will fly into theaters on May 5th, 2017.