Baby Groot sitting in a flower pot
Baby Groot sitting in a flower pot

I Am Groot Director Talks Season 3, Wants to See a Baby Groot Movie

I Am Groot director Kirsten Lepore hopes to continue chronicling the misadventures of the tiny Guardian of the Galaxy and is hoping to bring Baby Groot to the big screen again.

During a conversation with Josh Wilding, the filmmaker spoke at length about her fondness for Baby Groot and her ambitions for the future. “I would be very interested in [Season 3],” Lepore said. “It would be very cool to see a feature-length Baby Groot, for sure, and I feel like that’s all I can say. I enjoy working with this character in any capacity they will allow me to.” At the time of writing, Disney and Marvel Studios have yet to announce any projects focused on Baby Groot, including a third season of I Am Groot.

For her part, Lepore further addressed her contributions to the sprawling tapestry that is the Marvel Cinematic Universe, admitting that she doesn’t really know a lot about the comic books that inspired the franchise.

“I’ve become so much more of a fan through that process as well, and it hits even harder when I walk into Hot Topic and find a wall of Groot toys and seven of them are all from the shorts we wrote for Season 1,” she elaborated. “It’s totally an honor to have any place in this massive world of mythology Marvel is creating.”

Small Groot, Big World

I Am Groot is a brief anthology series set between the events of Guardians of the Galaxy and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. The episodes depict the titular wooden alien in all manner of light-hearted adventures, albeit nothing that fundamentally impacts the wider MCU, a fact that some fans have complained about.

I Am Groot Season 1 is available to stream on Disney+. Season 2 will premiere on the service on September 6, 2023.