Just a little tree trying to do his best.
I am Groot, a new series of animated shorts coming to Disney Plus, will be out soon. Here’s what we know so far about the plot, the actors, and the release date. I am Groot is one of the many things that Guardians of the Galaxy fans will be able to enjoy over the next year. Thor: Love and Thunder, which comes out July 8, will have a big part for Groot and the rest of the Guardians. The Guardians will then be back in the Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special in December, and Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 3 will come out on May 5, 2023.
Since Groot is one of the most well-known characters in the MCU, it’s no surprise that he’s getting his own series of shorts. In the first Guardians of the Galaxy movie, Groot was a big, cute jerk who died to save his friends. Since Groot was reborn as a small seedling, people have watched him grow up all over again. In Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Groot was a tiny baby who got kicked around by the Ravagers but still did his best to help save the day. In Infinity War, Groot was a sarcastic teenager who loved video games. However, he showed that his sense of right and wrong was still strong when he grew his own arm around the blade of Thor’s axe Stormbreaker to make a handle for it. Rocket Raccoon and Groot have always been best friends, and Rocket was very sad when Groot and half the universe got blipped.
So, what will Groot do in his own series of adventures?
Marvel says that the show will be about “Baby Groot’s glory days as he grows up and gets into trouble in the stars.” So far, we don’t have much to go on, but we can still figure out a few things about how the show will go.
Since Groot is still a baby, the series probably takes place around the same time as Guardians of the Galaxy Part 2. How do we know that the shorts are about his second time growing up and not about his first? Because if you look closely at the new poster Marvel released, you can see that Groot is listening to Peter Quill’s walkman.
The “I Am Groot” movie poster shows Groot sitting on a beach towel and listening to music.
The poster also shows some other cute details. Groot is taking it easy on a beach towel in the flower pot where Rocket’s body was put when he died in the first Guardians of the Galaxy movie. Groot is wearing sunglasses and sipping a drink while listening to one of Peter’s Awesome Mixes. But wait! Behind the air freshener he is using as a palm tree, there are tiny aliens! Groot has always been a bit clumsy and happy-go-lucky, and it looks like this will be a big part of the movie I am Groot. You can tell that this little guy is going to get himself into trouble.
Who Will Play Who?
I am Groot’s only confirmed cast member so far is Vin Diesel, who says “I am Groot” in the movie. It’s not clear if any other Guardians will show up in the show or if there will be any cameos. The shorts could be about Groot by himself.
If so, that could give the show an interesting twist. Most of the time we’ve seen Groot on screen, he’s been with someone else. In Guardians of the Galaxy 1 and 2, he was always with Rocket, and in Infinity War, he went to Nidavellir with Thor to get Eitri the Dwarf to make Thor a new Mjolnir.
Diesel will have fun with the role no matter what, even though he won’t have the rest of the usual cast to bounce his one line off of. Diesel told The Guardian in an interview in 2014 that he loves the challenge of playing Groot:
“It brought out the actor in me. You are talking about a character that is very hard to play. How could you make a whole person out of just three words? To really make people feel something and show the arc.”
When will I am Groot be released?
On August 10, 2022, I am Groot will be released on Disney Plus. Stay tuned for more details!