Baby Groot is coming to town! Marvel Studios has released the first poster for its animated series, I am tall† The poster confirms that the series’ original shorts will debut on Disney+ on August 10.
While the Guardians of the Universe prepare for a short period in the coming Thor: Love and Thunder, Baby Groot is having his own adventures on Disney+. The poster shows a very relaxed Baby Groot listening to music, chilling against a Walkman, with a drink by his side, soaking in the lamplight that certainly replaces the sunlight that mortals need. Two white four-eyed creatures watch him from behind a tree.
The short official synopsis reveals that the series’ original shorts will follow “Baby Groot’s glory days growing up and getting into trouble among the stars.” Interestingly, the poster seems to focus on music, which is an ongoing theme in the director James Gunn‘s Guardians of the Universe movies. Who knows, we might get another great mixtape of the series.
We last saw Groot as a teenager in Avengers: Endgame† However, the Disney+ series seems to be returning to its roots to show us the adventures of Baby Groot that we’ve all come to love. Moreso, Groot has come a long way since the first Guardians movie, Gunn told ComicBook in a 2017 interview,
The guy who played Groot was a stand-in from the last movie and so we always forgot he was there. He doesn’t talk much, so you do all these scenes and when we have the scenes in the movie where they go to Big and Big like, ‘Why are you forgetting me?’ That’s really how we felt when we shot the first movie.
Adding further: “Now everyone knows Groot so well that we are much more aware, me and the cast, that there is always a baby Groot. And because he’s one of the members in the scene…I think he’s in in some ways a better-written character than the first Groot. Not that he was badly written, but I think he’s just a more complete character.” We watched Groot’s transition and enjoyed Groot’s transition from an adult Flora Colossus who sacrificed herself in the first movie to the adorable baby form who loves to dance in. the sequel. He turns into a nasty teenager during Avengers: Infinity War and Endgame† It’s about time we see him on a solo adventure.
While Gunn serves as one of the show’s executive producers and Vin Diesel will return to voice Groot. Check out the new poster below: