Marvel is coming back with another spin-off series that will feature one of the MCU characters who indirectly helped kill Thanos in the Avengers: Endgame. Groot, a tree-like humanoid from the Guardians of The Galaxy is getting his solo venture which is the Disney+ Marvel show I Am Groot.
Groot was first introduced in 2014’s Guardians of the Galaxy and became known when the movie achieved a massive hit that established the fact that supporting or less known characters can also be put in the frontline against MCU’s popular names like Captain America and Hulk.
Director James Gunn Revealed How ‘I Am Groot’ Will Connect With MCU
Guardians of The Galaxy director James Gunn has revealed that the upcoming series has a connection with the MCU. The lovable Groot won fans’ hearts with his quirkiness over the years in the MCU and returned in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, as well as Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame.
James Gunn while working on Peacemaker and the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, is focusing to promote Groot now. Now that, the I Am Groot series has been announced in the MCU, many are wondering how the series will connect to the upcoming films featuring the Guardians of the Galaxy.
The Guardians of The Galaxy heroes were last seen in The Avengers: Endgame where he took part in saving humanity from Thanos alongside The Avengers and flew off to space with The God of Thunder, Thor. Now, they will be seen again in the upcoming Thor: Love and Thunder, for their next adventure.
While Disney+ revealed the release date of the I Am Groot Series, James Gunn shared the poster on his Twitter which he generally does and clarified that the animated shorts aren’t necessarily part of the Guardians’ saga.
They are animated shorts so not necessarily part of the Guardians saga. https://t.co/NEHWcmAHtS
— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) June 5, 2022
A brief About the Marvel’s I Am Groot
According to Collider, the brief official synopsis reads that the series will follow “Baby Groot’s glory days growing up, and getting into trouble among the stars.”
In the upcoming Animated Series, Vin Diesel will return to voice Groot with Guardians director James Gunn serving as one of the executive producers alongside Kevin Feige, Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso and Kirsten Lepore.
I Am Groot is scheduled to premiere on Disney+ on August 10, 2022.