In 2021, the Disney+ streaming channel has become a new platform for Marvel Studios to release various interesting Marvel Cinematic Universe shows. Not only live action series such as WandaVision , Loki , and Hawkeye , but there are also various special animation shows, one of which is I Am Groot. As an MCU animated series, I Am Groot itself will focus on the humanoid tree Baby Groot, which previously appeared in the Guardians of the Galaxy 2 film.
The I Am Groot series was first announced by Marvel at the end of last year, and is planned to feature a photo-realistic animation style. The series will tell the story of Marvel’s cosmic adventures from Baby Groot’s point of view. So far, it is still unknown whether actor Vin Diesel will return to voice Baby Groot in his solo series. Towards the end of 2021, many fans are wondering whether I Am Groot is included in the MCU series that will be released next year. Interestingly, director James Gunn has just confirmed this.
As we know, as the director of the GOTG franchise who managed to bring the character of Groot to life, James Gunn is quite active in reporting updates regarding his various shows at Marvel. When a Twitter user asked if the I Am Groot series would be released in 2022, Gunn answered simply and clearly, “I Can Confirm.” However, it should also be noted that Gunn’s confirmation has only revealed the year of the series’ release, so it remains to be seen when the exact release date will be next year.
With this announcement, it means the I Am Groot series will be one of six MCU Phase 4 shows set to release in 2022 on the Disney+ streaming channel, alongside Ms. Marvel, Moon Knight, She-Hulk, Secret Invasion, and The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special. Where the story of GOTG Holiday Special will reportedly be directly related to the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 which is slated for release in 2023.
Gunn himself will act as producer on the I Am Groot series which will be directed by Kirsten Lepore ( Sweet Dreams, Bottle, Move Mountain, Adventure Time ). With three GOTG shows that will be present over the next few years, it seems that the portion of the Guardians in the MCU will be much larger than before. This makes the animated series I Am Groot very dear to miss. So, let’s just wait for further news about I Am Groot , geeks.