Guardians of the Galaxy 3 Funko Pop! figure teases Groot's transformation

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Guardians 3 Funko Pop reveals Groot transformationDisney

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3 will seemingly have Groot sprout a pair of wings.

Voiced by Vin Diesel, the lovable Flora colossus has really been put through the wringer in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, sacrificing himself in the first Guardians before successfully growing back from an off-cut over the course of his subsequent appearances.

Thanks to a new Funko Pop! figurine – available for just $15 in the US – it's now been teased that Groot's transformation from a moody teenager will give him the power of flight.

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Elsewhere, returning writer-director James Gunn recently discussed what made Will Poulter the perfect choice to play Adam Warlock, the golden badass spotted in the latest trailer.

"I wanted somebody who was youthful, and I wanted the person who had the dramatic chops and the comedic chops, not only for this movie but for what Marvel will use Adam Warlock for in the future.

"He could become this really important character."

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Poulter, who has appeared in Midsommar and We're the Millers, didn't even know which character he was auditioning for way back when.

"I kind of knew sort of closer to the time [of casting] who I was reading for," said the actor.

"Although I wasn't familiar with Adam Warlock beforehand, I was very familiar with Guardians of the Galaxy, and it was kind of my favorite 'planet' within the Marvel universe, if you like.

"I'm just a huge fan of the tone and the creativity and James Gunn's work and so many of the actors, you know, that I now get to call colleagues, which I'm very grateful for. So yeah, to have any kind of part in that world is very, very cool for me."

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 1 and Vol 2 and the Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special are streaming on Disney+. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3 arrives in cinemas on May 5.

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