I Am Groot Trailer Brings a Fun, Bright Series of Shorts to Disney+

Everyone loves a “baby” version of a popular character, and before there was “Baby Yoda” in the Star Wars franchise, Marvel fans were going gooey-eyed over Baby Groot in the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise. Now the character of Groot is getting his own series of shorts that will show the character at different points in time. SDCC brought the first trailer for the Disney+ anthology I Am Groot, which once again features the voice talents of Vin Diesel as everyone’s favorite living tree.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3 will be released in May 2023, bringing the franchise to a close with the current team set up, but before that Marvel Studios will deliver a Holiday Special and the I Am Groot series, which kicks off on August 10. As Marvel continue to expand on the MCU, I Am Groot will feature five stories of Groot, realized in photorealistic graphics that will take place at various points in the Guardians’ timeline that has been seen on screen so far. Like most Marvel series, this will be a nice little addition to the texture of the Marvel Cinematic Universe rather than being an integral part of the larger story.

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During the Marvel Animation panel at San Diego Comic-Con, as well as the trailer reveal, it was announced that Bradley Cooper would also be returning as the voice of Rocket in the series. From the footage, it is clear that the I Am Groot series is aimed with younger audiences in mind, but that doesn’t mean there will not be plenty of the usual Marvel humor for regular fans to enjoy.

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Guardians of the Galaxy brought together the ragtag team back in 2015, and their third big screen adventure will signal the end of the franchise with the current team, including director James Gunn. It has been a tumultuous road from that first movie to the last, with Gunn having been fired and rehired by Disney, which ultimately led to his new lease of life with Warner Bros., who allowed him loose on the DCEU before he was taken back on by Disney to complete his Guardians trilogy.

After sharing details that Guardians 3 had wrapped, Gunn shared a post in which he talked about still having editing to do on the movie, but struggling to come to terms with the fact that this was essentially the end. He said:

“The majority of the last ten years of my life have been spent working on & thinking about the Guardians. I still have a long road ahead of me with VFX & editing, but it was still momentous to me. It is somewhat simple to explain to others how much I love this cast & crew. It is more difficult to explain how much I love these characters – that I see them as parts of myself & parts of those I love, & filming them, & writing their words, is a way of expressing that love.”