While we still know very little of the second Marvel Studios animated project, I Am Groot, we may have gotten a rough release date thanks to Marvel Collectors Corps, a subscription box containing collectibles from Funko.
Marvel Collector Corps has been ongoing for a while now, with each box being themed around a different Marvel release. For example, the next Collector Corps box will be themed around Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness, while another in November was themed after Eternals. Typically, each release is scheduled around the same month that the project is based on comes out in theaters or to Disney+. Thanks to a new release schedule, we know that the I Am Groot themed box will be out in September, seemingly confirming the show’s late summer release date.
This lines up with the show dropping after Ms. Marvel and likely either shortly after, or shortly before the second season of What If…?. With two animated shows coming from Marvel Studios close together this year, it seems like the expansion into animation is definitely going to be a big extension of the Marvel Cinematic Universe going forward. Also to look forward to on the animation front are Spider-Man: Freshman Year, which will follow Peter Parker before we met him in Captain America: Civil War, and X-Men ’97, a reboot of the original X-Men: The Animated Series. It is great to see a possible release date for I Am Groot in order to get a clearer picture of the release schedule for the year. While this doesn’t mean the September release is confirmed, it is hard to picture the show coming long before or after based on previous Collector Corps boxes.