I Am Groot arrives on Disney+ on August 10th. This series of shorts will feature a very young Groot growing up. Now, it is known exactly when all of this takes place. Head of Streaming, Television, and Animation at Marvel Studios Brian Winderbaum shared exactly when these five episodes take place in the Marvel Cinematic Universe timeline with ComicBook. In the interview, he shared that this series takes place between the end of Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2 and the post-credits scene for the film when Groot is already a teenager.
“It’s a narrow window, right? It takes place actually between the end of Guardians 2 and before the tag scene in Guardians 2. So, it’s in this narrow window where Groot in that kind of post toddler stage of development,” Winderbaum shared.
“I had great meetings with James at several points in the process,” Lepore said of working with James Gunn. “The most pivotal one being like our initial kickoff meeting, where we basically just discussed this amazing character that he created, just, you know, just to make sure we could do Baby Groot the way we’re supposed to. And I remember him telling me like, ‘Oh yeah, he’s a bad baby. And also he’s like an emoji guy,’ which cracked me up. And I kept like repeating that in meetings. I was like, we gotta make sure that we’re just nailing these poses and facial expressions because all he has is two eyes in a mouth. He doesn’t even have a nose, it’s a very limited face. So it’s like just like an emoji, nails and emotion and expression. We had to do that with Groot, as well.”
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