Filmmaker James Gunn has revealed that the original Groot in Guardians Of The Galaxy is dead and Baby Groot is a new being.

Back in the first Volume of Guardians of the Galaxy, fans were shocked to see Marvel’s decision to kill off Groot, as the character sacrificed himself to save his new friends.

However, Baby Groot was born out of the remnants of Groot’s body, so it was believed that the character was going to live on after all.

Taking to Facebook to talk about the franchise and the character of Groot, Gunn wrote: “I also mentioned to folks who kept throwing the Groot revival in my face, that that example doesn’t really work because Groot is dead. Although I don’t necessarily think it’s obvious in Vol 1, it’s important to say that if you exploded and a little glob of you started growing into a baby, I would not assume that baby was you.”

“I do think it’s more obvious in Vol. 2, as Baby Groot has a different personality than Groot, none of his memories, and is much, much dumber,” he added