Where does I Am Groot fit into the MCU timeline and is it canon?

While Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn and Marvel Studios Animation boss Brad Winderbaum disagree on whether or not to release the new short film series i am groot is canon, Disney Plus seems to have made up its own mind. The mighty ones have now officially added all five episodes of the show to their MCU timeline, showing exactly where the series fits into the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

When does I Am Groot take place in the MCU timeline?

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Disney Plus was quick to confirm where I Am Groot fits in the MCU timeline by adding the five episodes to their Marvel Cinematic Universe in Timeline Order section. Episode 1 takes place after the events of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 1 but before Vol. 2, with the remaining four shorts all starting after the chaos of Vol. 2 is complete.

This makes sense as Episode 1 is titled Groot’s First Steps, while the other four follow a much more confident and outgoing version of the fan-favorite character.

Am I a Groot canon?

Gunn, who oversees the Guardians franchise and worked as a producer on I Am Groot, has said the episodes “are not necessarily” part of the Guardians series. When asked if that meant they weren’t canon, he cryptically replied, “They’re canon in their own right, I would think.”

Marvel Studios’ Winterbaum recently seemed to have a different opinion, saying (via comic book): “It’s a narrow window, right? It takes place between the end of Guardians 2 and before the day scene in Guardians 2. So in that narrow window of time, Groot is in that kind of post-toddler stage of development.”

While no one can agree on where or if I Am Groot takes place in the official MCU continuity, it seems pretty clear that the five shorts are simply there to provide heartwarming feel-good moments, rather than providing a grand narrative shift to Procedure.

All five episodes of I Am Groot are available to stream now on Disney Plus. It is not yet known whether we will get a second season.

In other news, there’s talk of the Punisher returning to the MCU, while Warner Bros. reportedly wants Henry Cavill to return to the DC Extended Universe as Superman.

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Emma Bowman

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