I hope you’re ready to get schwifty because Rick and his loyal grandson Morty are back for more inter dimension shenanigans coming later this year. But if you are a “Rick and Morty” fan then you will probably know that the series has hosted a panel at 2019’s San Diego Comic-Con after a few years of not having one.
On the panel featured creators Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland, as well as the main voice acting ensemble: Spencer Grammer, Sarah Chalke, and Chris Pernell. With a general buzz of excitement, the San Diego crowd would burst into cheers as each staff member was introduced. Well, maybe not as much for Pernell (voice of Jerry), but you get the point. The wait is almost over for this highly anticipated, edgy comedy, and the panel for this awesome show made it even harder to be patient. There were a few revelations made during the press conference that should have fans jumping out their seat, like the fact that director Taika Waititi (Thor: Ragnarok) will guest star in an episode in season 4. Along Waititi are guest stars: Sam Neill (Jurassic Park), and Paul Giamatti (Billions on HBO) just to name a few.
The cast talked a little about their characters, and what their favorite moments while playing those roles before getting into the really good news. Overall it was an insightful interview that explained that the complications that were had between seasons 3 and 4 will no longer be a factor when it comes to future seasons. Harmon pretty much acknowledged speculations that the series was having due the business side of the industry. These issues were addressed through hiring, and job delegation, and have now freed up Dan and Justin to focus more on writing. To such an extent that future seasons will be made and released much sooner, with season 5 already in works even on the day of the panel I’m writing about. This is an exciting development because R&M seasons are usually shorty, but with more time to get more done we should expect more episodes to go into future seasons.
Speaking of episodes, the panel also gave a sneak peek into an episode from season 4. The setting is Morty, Jerry, and an alien with a very telling sign tattooed on his forehead. Morty, becoming increasingly frustrated, begins to demand things from the mystery alien. After the goofy looking extraterrestrial replies with ridiculous witty comments, Morty becomes violent with him and begins to slap him, followed by more demands. Suddenly an ominous beeping sounds from the alien, which prompts Jerry and Morty to run out of the room thinking an explosion was to follow. After a few seconds, and realizing there is no bomb, Morty and his father capture the shiesty alien as he attempts to escape out of the window.
Needless to say, the fourth season of Rick and Morty is highly anticipated, and for good reason. The long wait for your favorite adult animation isn’t quite over just yet, but it will well worth the wait. There are new characters, returning characters, guest stars, and all new memorable laughs to embrace coming in November. And if that still seems like it’s a far time away, that’s cuz it is, but you can bet your Morty that it will in fact be here.