When the Guardians of the Galaxy film was announced for release back in 2014, many fans viewed the film as a huge gamble for Marvel Studios. Guardians of the Galaxy were never mainstream, and having a whole movie about them was questionable. James Gunn, however, ensured that the show was nothing less than a huge success with its wonderful plotline and surprisingly good script that had a mix of tacky humor and colorful characters. One character in particular became an instant hit, and it was none other than everybody’s favorite superhero tree, Groot. In the second installment called Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Groot gained even more popularity as he returned as Baby Groot.
While Baby Groot has now become a brilliant marketing tool for Marvel, Gunn, however, initially saw it as a risk and wasn’t sure if it would work. It in fact did work really well, and at the same time paved the way for more creative possibilities. Vin Diesel (voice actor of Groot) shared his thoughts and desire to have a spin off starring Groot and Rocket, and it seems like we might have something coming soon.
During Disney’s Investor Day last Thursday, Marvel Studios announced that a new original series, titled I Am Groot, featuring Baby Groot, will be arriving on Disney Plus soon, aside from a holiday special version of Guardians or the Galaxy that is expected for 2022. Disney tweeted:
Everyone’s favorite little tree, Baby Groot, will star in a series of shorts on @DisneyPlus featuring several new and unusual characters.— Disney (@Disney) December 11, 2020
I Am Groot, an Original Series from @MarvelStudios, is coming to #DisneyPlus. pic.twitter.com/6IiRzpIrYF
No release date has been confirmed for I Am Groot just yet. And we have yet to know if Vin Diesel will lend his voice for Baby Groot again for the new series. Hope we’ll soon find out!