Baby Groot to Star in Original Series of Shorts for Disney plus

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Published: December 19,2020 12:07 PM
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December 19, 2020: A Guardians of the Galaxy holiday special is headed for Disney+ with director-writer James Gunn returning to helm the special.

December 19, 2020: A Guardians of the Galaxy holiday special is headed for Disney+ with director-writer James Gunn returning to helm the special.



When the relatively unknown band of misfits known as the Guardians of the Galaxy were headed to theatres in 2014, many viewed it as a big gamble from Marvel. However, thanks to James Gunn’s wonderful story, which blends humor, music, and a colorful array of characters, it has become a staple of the MCU.



Although each character works, there is arguably no character more popular in Guardians than Groot, or more specifically, Baby Groot. After Groot sacrifices himself at the end of the first Guardians, a new, more adorable version of the character was born for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2, Baby Groot.



Although many saw the baby version of the character as a wonderful marketing tool by Marvel, Gunn viewed it as a risk, but also a way to open up the sequel to new creative possibilities.



Naturally, the character’s popularity had led to speculation about possible spinoff projects. Vin Diesel, who voices the beloved tree, once expressed his desire for a spinoff film featuring Groot and Rocket.There was also once a rumor that a show revolving around Groot and Rocket would join the many MCU TV shows coming to Disney+. However, nothing ever materialized with those ideas, but now there will be life for Groot (Baby Groot) outside of Guardians 3, and it will be on Disney+.