I Am Groot Release Date, Cast, Trailer, Storyline

Three words that launched an entire fanbase and made Vin Diesels richer than he already was, I am Groot is the name of the new Marvel TV series on Disney+.

The character was first introduced in the 2014 movie, Guardians of the Galaxy and has since gone on to achieve cult status amongst fans of the MCU.

The character died in the first Guardians movie only to be resurrected at the end of it as a sapling. The second Guardians movie showed Groot as a baby, and at the end of it, he was a teenager.

Following that, he featured in Avengers Infinity War and Avengers Endgame. All in all, he featured prominently in inarguably the greatest pop culture event of a generation, and this made him a true cult classic character.

HOWEVER, the TV series is set much before the Avengers movies and follows his youth. Let us see what we know so far:

I Am Groot Release Date

I Am Groot
I Am Groot

Disney announced its release slate in December 2021, and I Am Groot was one of the series it planned to release in 2022, along with other heavy hitters like Moon Knight, Ms. Marvel, and Secret Invasion. 

However, the definite release dates and any of the other series have not been confirmed yet. But we can assume it to be sometime during June to August, as the next Thor movie, Thor: Love and Thunder, is releasing in July.

And as Groot plays a part in it, we can expect the TV series to launch at that time.

I Am Groot Cast

Unfortunately, there are no concrete details regarding the casting. But if one were to guess, they would guess that Vin Diesel voices Groot once again. But with technology having advanced leaps and bounds, it would not be surprising if they cast no one in the show and instead used only computer-generated voices. However, we know that there will be two main characters: 

  • Groot
  • Drax the Destroyer

I Am Groot Trailer

As of the writing of this article, there are no reports regarding the production of the show, which will be a set of shorts involving the titular character. But, as mentioned earlier, we can expect the trailer to drop at the same time as the trailer for Thor: Love and Thunder release, seeing how Groot features in the movie. 

I Am Groot Storyline

As the show features Baby Groot, the show takes place between the first and second Guardians of the Galaxy movies. As per Kevin Feige, the head of Marvel Studios, I Am Groot will be a bunch of animated shorts that will involve Groot and his friends, who get caught up in multiple adventures and misadventures through the galaxy, when they meet different creatures, run into things, and so on.

The show will feature photorealistic animation, in the vein of the Tintin movie, the live-action Lion King and Jungle Book movies, among others. It will be a unique and fun experience to whet our appetites for the movies and series that are to come. 

I Am Groot Premiere Date

Thor: Love and Thunder were released on the 8th of July 2022, and as Groot and the rest of the Guardians of the Galaxy play a part in it, we can expect I Am Groot to drop at around that time frame, between June and August.

The Conclusion

Marvel ventured into animated MCU shows with What If…? in 2021, and this seems like a bold step in a different direction, however, one that everyone should favorably receive.

And this makes sense for a filler series, as Groot is not a main prominent character, so this gives them a chance to experiment and try something different without losing anything or being too negatively received.

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