Guardians of the Galaxy fans, you might want to sit down for this one. Disney+ announced that they will be premiering a spinoff of GOTG, starring everyone’s favorite twig. The title will be I Am Groot.
When Marvel first introduced the ragtag group known as the Guardians of the Galaxy, many in the industry saw it as a significant gamble for the studio. However, James Gunn’s interpretation of the characters, using humor and music, has become somewhat of a staple of the Marvel Universe.
Although each character is significant in their own way for the franchise to work, there is unarguably one character that stands out from them all—that of Groot. Well, maybe more specifically, Baby Groot.
Many fans may remember that adult Groot sacrificed himself to save his friends at the end of the first Guardians movie. As it turns out, Groot’s race can be regrown from a twig, and in the sequel, we are introduced to the adorable child version—Baby Groot.
Marvel Studios probably saw the introduction of Baby Groot as a major boon for their marketing division. However, Gunn admits that he considered introducing the character as a significant risk. Still, he was also quick to say that the creative possibilities were limitless with Baby Groot’s instant popularity.
Now, with the spinoff announced, the question is, will Vin Diesel still serve as the voice of Groot? Will Groot’s best friend, Rocket Raccoon, join him in the spinoff or at least make a cameo or two?
No matter what the answers may prove to be to these questions may be, one thing is for sure—the series is sure to be a hit and bring new life and adventures for the Groot character outside of his those he may experience in the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy 3.