“I Am Groot” captures the hearts of Marvel fans across the globe as it follows the adventures of the young and endearing tree creature, Groot. A sequel to his almost-tragic end in “Guardians of the Galaxy,” the series showcases his growth from a mere sapling. In the first series, we saw Groot take his first steps, indulge in the joy of his inaugural bath, and artistically capture the essence of his bond with the Guardians in a family portrait.
Season two promises to escalate the cuteness level. Our beloved Groot now takes up the responsibility of nurturing an egg, which later reveals an unfamiliar chick. Among his other escapades are crafting a snowman-robot, an attempt at acquiring an intergalactic ice cream, and an unexpected journey deep into an age-old temple.
Is “I Am Groot” Officially Part of the MCU Canon?
There has been much discussion over whether “I Am Groot” should officially count as part of Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), especially given other extensive live-action Disney+ shows like Loki and “The Falcon and Winter Soldier”. Even James Gunn, famous for helming “Guardians of the Galaxy,” seems confused at this notion and expressed surprise over how some folks at Marvel seemingly view “I Am Groot” as canon. James Gunn himself stated his displeasure with such ideas saying, he finds them hard to grasp: “Some folks at Marvel seem to think its canonically MCU. Personally speaking.”
Given the timeline of events, if “I Am Groot” is considered canonical, it would likely be set before “Guardians 3,” given the evolution of Groot’s size. However, for many fans, its canonical status remains inconsequential. The series has always been about enjoying Groot’s independent and often comical ventures, with no significant ties to the broader narrative of the MCU.
Star-studded Cast of “I Am Groot” Season 2
Star power abounds in this series. While its cast list may be short, but their influence cannot be denied.
Vin Diesel as Baby Groot:
The heart of the series, Vin Diesel, returns to voice the beloved Baby Groot. Though he last portrayed an adult Groot in “Guardians 3,” here he takes us back to Groot’s younger days. Vin Diesel, globally recognized for his iconic role as Dominic Toretto in the “Fast and Furious” franchise, adds a unique charm to Baby Groot. His impressive career includes movies like “The Chronicles of Riddick” and voicing the memorable “Iron Giant.”
Bradley Cooper as Rocket Raccoon:
Bradley Cooper makes a stellar cameo in both seasons, reprising his role as Rocket Raccoon – Groot’s partner-in-crime and closest companion. Cooper’s portfolio boasts of several acclaimed movies like “A Star is Born,” the “Hangover” series, and “American Sniper.” Soon, he will be seen in Netflix’s biopic “Maestro,” where he plays Leonard Bernstein.
Fred Tatasciore Joins the Team:
The voiceover maestro, Fred Tatasciore, is another noteworthy addition to the series. With a whopping 900 credits spanning films, TV shows, and games, his inclusion promises to bring an added layer of depth to the characters of “I Am Groot.”
When Can You Tune In?
For those eagerly waiting, “I Am Groot” Season 2 is set to premiere on Disney+ on Wednesday, 6 September. With a compact runtime of roughly five minutes per episode, the five-episode season promises to be a quick and delightful binge.
In conclusion, “I Am Groot” is more than just a series; it’s a heartwarming journey of one of MCU’s most cherished characters. Whether it’s canonical or not, Groot’s adventures are a joy to witness, and Season 2 is bound to be another feather in Marvel’s cap.