Everyone’s favorite Flora Colossus is back for a second season of I Am Groot! Last year, I Am Groot premiered on Disney+ with a series of five shorts following the beloved Guardian of the Galaxy on several random but fun adventures. The series also featured cameos by a few other Guardians members, and was another joyful entry in the larger Guardians of the Galaxy universe.
What’s great about I Am Groot is that it is so well done visually that it feels like it takes place in the quiet moments between the films. Last year, I spoke with I Am Groot director Kirsten Lepore and Marvel Studios Head of Streaming Brad Winderbaum regarding the series and the two shared their creative process, which included working with both Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn and the voice of Groot, Vin Diesel. “He knows this character inside and outside and it shows and he just nailed it,” Lepore said about working with Diesel.
At that time, I asked Winderbaum if we could expect more of these kinds of stories, and he said that the MCU is “a universe of stories that offer something for everyone, different times, different genres, different storylines to invest in,” and said that he appreciated these kinds of stories that are self-contained.
It’s great that with season 2 of I Am Groot, both hardcore Marvel fans and casual audiences who just like Groot, will have more self-contained stories they can enjoy.
I Am Groot season 2 premieres September 6 on Disney+. Season 1 is available now and a quick and easy watch.
MARVEL STUDIOS’ “I AM GROOT” – SEASON 2 STREAMS ON DISNEY+ BEGINNING SEPTEMBER 6
In honor of National Tree Day yesterday, Disney+ revealed that five new “I Am Groot” shorts are heading to the streamer beginning Sept. 6. Check out the trailer, key art and images, and feel free to share with your readers.
The troublemaking twig returns to mischief in the second season of “I Am Groot.” This time, Baby Groot finds himself exploring the universe and beyond aboard the Guardians’ spaceships, coming face-to-face—or nose-to-nose—with new and colorful creatures and environments. Vin Diesel is back as the voice of Groot in five all-new shorts. Kirsten Lepore, writer/director of season one, returns in the same capacity for season two. The supervising producer is Danielle Costa; producers are Craig Rittenbaum and Alex Scharf; executive producers are Brad Winderbaum, Kevin Feige, Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso and Kirsten Lepore. Dana Vasquez-Eberhardt is co-executive producer.
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