Marvel's I Am Groot is heading to Disney+ on August 10 and at San Diego Comic-Con this weekend, we got our first look at the adorable animated series during the Marvel Studios Animation Panel. The trailer doesn't actually reveal too much about the upcoming series but does set the tone for what we can expect — an abundance of cuteness.
Baby Groot was first introduced at the conclusion of the first Guardians of the Galaxy movie following the original Groot's death. Although we got a big dose of Baby Groot in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, the adorable sentient tree grew into a teenager in the sequel's post-credits scene.
It would seem that I Am Groot would fill in the gap — set between the events of GotG Vol. 2 and Avengers: Infinity War — but according to Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gun acknowledged that the series is not necessarily connected to the continuity of the GotG films or the MCU. If anything, it seems like this is just a fun spin-off series to give fans another dose of everyone's favorite little tree. And you know Disney is probably salivating over the potential for holiday toys.
As for the series, it will follow the mischievous toddler through a collection of five original shorts that explore "his glory days growing up — and getting into trouble — among the stars." Although Groot is clearly the star of the show, the series is said to feature "several new and unusual characters."
Check out the trailer and poster for I Am Groot below.
Vin Diesel, who voices Groot in the Guardians of the Galaxy films, returns to voice Baby Groot in the series. I Am Groot is written, directed, and executive produced by Kirsten Lepore. The series is executive produced by Kevin Feige, Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Brad Winderbaum, and James Gunn.
I Am Groot is set to debut on Disney+ on August 10. It'll serve as a nice little appetizer while waiting for She-Hulk: Attorney at Law which debuts on the streaming service on August 17.
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