Bill Skarsgård’s iteration of the It villain Pennywise tries to lure Baby Groot from the Marvel Cinematic Universe into Halloween-themed crossover art.
New fan art images ItAngry clown Pennywise goes behind Guardians of the Universe‘s Baby Groot just in time for Halloween. Stephen King’s Novel It has been adapted for the screen twice, most recently in a two-part film series that began in 2017 with Andy Muschietti’s film of the same name. Starring Bill Skarsgård as the terrifying clown, It jumped right into the action with a shocking scene in which young Georgie Denbrough, played by Jackson Robert Scott, loses his paper boat in the sewer during a rainstorm. While trying to retrieve it, he is discovered by Pennywise, who tries to lure the little boy into the deep with the promise of his boat, then bites off his arm before dragging him into the sewer.
Joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe in 2014 with Guardians of the Universe, Groot’s character was a gentle giant who sacrificed himself to save his friends. However, that film’s ending credits scene revealed that he was reborn as Baby Groot, another character created from one of Groot’s twigs. 2017’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 had the cute character in the front and in the middle, and even though he was already in the teenage age Big by Avengers: Infinite War, Baby Groot returned in August 2022 as the protagonist of a Disney+ series of shorts called I am tall. While Baby Groot and Georgie have little in common other than being kids, their sweet and trusting natures make both characters the perfect target for Pennywise, which is explored in a new piece of crossover art.
digital creator 83 Pixel Studios posted the spooky fan art of Pennywise’s meeting with Groot via Instagram. The photo shows the clown leaning down, holding a paper boat, holding the red balloon that acts as a hallmark of Pennywise’s arrival in the It movies. Though Baby Groot has shown naivety in the MCU, he is ferocious when provoked and has a fearless streak that would make him a tough match for Pennywise.
What’s next for Groot in the MCU
While this Halloween crossover would be perfect for a seasonal Baby Groot short, Pennywise and Baby Groot exist in two different worlds that probably wouldn’t go well together if brought together. Fans of the character, however, can look forward to the return of Groot, now aging, in The Holiday special Guardians of the Galaxy. The recently released trailer for the special shows Groot, much bigger but nowhere near his former status, celebrating Christmas on Earth with the other Guardians. The seasonal treat will be streamed on Disney+, offering viewers a glimpse of what the Guardians have been up to for their trilogy finish next year. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3.
As an offshoot of the original Groot who may or may not remember some of his past life, Baby Groot has been through a lot since his MCU debut in Guardians of the Universe. From brutal treatment by the Ravagers to being sprinkled by Thanos, Groot has faced some formidable adversaries. Though none of them are as terrifying as It‘s Pennywise, the little sapling might put up a good fight against the clown. Fortunately, there is some luck in Groot’s future. After so many upheavals in his young life, it’s fitting that he will enjoy some festive fun in the upcoming Christmas special before being confronted by the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3‘s High Evolutionary.
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