Rick and Morty first originated as a crude Again to the Future parody, created by Justin Roiland for co-creator Dan Harmon’s short-film competition. Now, Doc Brown himself, Christopher Lloyd, has formally appeared as Rick Sanchez in a brand new promo for the present launched by Grownup Swim.
The 14-second clip reveals Rick and Morty leaping out of one other portal, proper into the live-action dimension, with Lloyd as a pitch-perfect Rick and Jaeden Martell (Knives Out) enjoying Morty.
Lloyd then repeats Han Solo’s iconic line from Star Wars: The Drive Awakens, saying “Morty, we’re residence.” In fact, the road learn is interrupted by a superb belch.
Martell delivers a signature “aww jeez,” and the clip ends. It’s ambiguous, and intriguing. Is Rick and Morty’s season 5 finale goes to crossover into actuality, or is that this simply one other promo that reveals off a special type for the titular two?
There have been a number of official Rick and Morty shorts that play with totally different visuals, corresponding to pixel art, stop-motion, and anime, so maybe that is merely the most recent experiment from Grownup Swim.
However the clip was posted on Twitter with the code “C-132,” which is the identify of Rick and Morty’s “authentic” universe – this might be a clue to the canonical significance of the clip, and a touch of issues to come back.
That being mentioned, the clip may merely be a little bit of fan service, as followers have at all times believed that Lloyd would make an ideal live-action Rick (though, just lately, followers have proposed that former Physician Who actor Peter Capaldi may do the job).
The cameo additionally appeared to have delivered a longtime dream for Lloyd, who as soon as advised the Phoenix New Times that he’d seen “just a few episodes” of Rick and Morty and “suppose it is numerous enjoyable,” earlier than mentioning that he wish to visitor star on the present.
Whether or not that is only a one-off, or a teaser for incoming multiverse insanity, we’ll quickly see how the present closes season 5, with the two-part finale as a result of air on Sunday at 11 p.m. ET on Grownup Swim.