Rick and Morty is about to debut its fifth season on Adult Swim, the start of a long run of episodes interrupted by months rather than years. The irreverent sci-fi series about a nigh-sociopathic super-scientist and his hapless grandson has amassed a huge following since its debut in 2014. Could a movie be in its future?
“I wouldn’t be shocked if there was one that comes down the pipe one day,” producer Scott Marder recently told Metro. “I feel like every episode is a movie. I’d like to see what a movie would be, I feel like we pack so much in. It’d have to be pretty epic.”
Episodes of Rick and Morty are famously frantic — there’s a lot of jokes coming from a lot of directions, and the energy level is very high. That sounds like a lot to sustain over the length of a movie, but there’s probably a way to do it.
“It’d have to be something so big — like a 3D interactive movie that also has a theme park,” said Spencer Grammer, who voices Morty’s sister Summer. “I don’t know if you could just do a straight movie. There are those 4D movie theaters in New York City.”
“I think it will happen,’ Mander concluded. “I do think it will happen.” Just tell us when.
The Mandalorian and The Matrix stars join the cast of Rick and Morty
As always, the new season will have some new voices in the cast. Digital Spy reports that Timothy Olyphant, Allison Brie and Christina Ricci are all coming aboard.
The fifth season of Rick and Morty premieres on June 20.