Then Grooting escalated at DragonCon thanks to writer/director James Gunn and his brother, Sean (who also pulled double duty on Guardians Of The Galaxy as both Kraglin and the on-set stand-in for Rocket Raccoon). Standing in front of a multitude of cosplayers, the Brothers Gunn coordinated an entire crowd to halt their dancing in adorable unison:


Is Grooting the new planking? (Remember planking? No? Okay.) It’s far too early to tell if Grooting will take off or be relegated to genre convention moments and solely propagated by the cast. But considering it’s based on an insanely popular movie where an entire act takes place in the severed head of a god robot, stranger things have happened.