Anyone who has seen either of the Guardians of the Galaxy films will be more than aware that Groot - and Baby Groot - are two of the most goddamned adorable chraracters ever brought to life on the big screen.

However, director James Gunn made a revelation about Baby Groot - seen in the second film - on Twitter last night that may change how you view the entire film.

As Gunn became embroiled in a light-hearted debate about whether you would save the Porgs from Star Wars or Groot, he revealed the fact that the Groot from the first Guardians film is dead, and that Baby Groot is in fact, his son and not a younger version of him that had been 'regrown' or regenerated.

Here's how it played out...


Understandably, peoples' minds were blown: