With Comic-Con at Home making the world’s biggest pop culture convention a virtual event, we’ve been covering as much as we could from the pre-recorded panels for all the movies and Shows who made a decision to participate. However, Adult Swim decided to have their own virtual shindig beyond Comic-Con at Home, and Rick and Morty was among the shows having panels to tease upcoming episodes.
Since Rick and Morty is in production on the show’s fifth season, series co-creator could only share an unfinished clip from the upcoming fifth season to give fans a satisfying tease of what’s in the future. It’s a cold open for one into the future episodes which introduces a character who’s apparently Rick’s nemesis. Watch the Rick and Morty season 5 clip below for a sneak peek.
Rick and Morty Season 5 Clip
In the clip, Morty is carrying a wounded Rick via a low gravity environment as shards of crystals are crashing in to each other, each crystal shortly showing some type of alternate version of Rick and Morty. There’s one with Morty holding Rick as an infant, one with Rick as a lumberjack, another where Rick seems like The Pope, and one which Rick comments on where both that he and Morty are vampire hunters like Blade.
Suddenly, a huge tentacle monster breaks through the ground, devouring one of the crystals. Rick gets rather emotional on the verge of death as Morty gets him back again to their ship and makes a getaway back to Earth through a portal that is quickly closing. But the effort critically damages the ship, and Morty makes one last ditch effort of his or her own.
Thinking that he and Rick are likely about to die as they re-enter Earth’s atmosphere, Morty calls his long-time crush Jessica. In typical Morty fashion, he gets great news at the worst time when his confession of love for Jessica results in her revealing that she’s always kinda had a crush on him too. But Morty is able to produce a crash-landing in the ocean, saving their lives. However, it includes a price.
Rick starts panicking when that he realizes they’ve landed on the ocean, and that’s when Mr. Nimbus rises from the waters out of a giant clamshell. Describing himself as Rick’s “once and eternal foe,” he looks like David Bowie became Aquaman. Plus, it seems like he’s likely to be saying his name. A lot.
Rick and Morty Is Ahead of Schedule for the First Time
Fans of Rick and Morty realize that it can take awhile for the Adult Swim series to obtain a new season together. However, it seems that having an order for tons more episodes has allowed them to keep on trucking in ways they not have before. Dan Harmon unveiled that for the first time ever, the show is actually before schedule.
For the fifth season, Harmon says, “We’re basically done writing it.” But that he adds, “The only exception is I get on these Zoom edit sessions where we’re kind of finalizing the finale of Season 5.” Even so, he seems to be happy about where they’re at with the show, saying, “It’s a crazy situation to be in because this show has notoriously kept everyone behind schedule.”
Being ahead of schedule also means that the writers room has already been working on the episodes for the sixth season. So hopefully the long waits between seasons are finally over. Though if Rick and Morty co-creator had his way, the series would only release one episode monthly, just to shake things up a bit. That’s not likely to occur, but we don’t have a release date for season five yet, so we’ll have to wait and see what Adult Swim thinks is better for the show.
A Crossover with BoJack Horseman?
Fans have always asked about possible crossovers for Rick and Morty, especially given that they can travel in and out of pretty much any parallel universe. Dan Harmon noted throughout the panel that of all the possible crossovers he’s considered through the years, the one that he keeps finding its way back to is BoJack Horseman.
It would need a lot of paperwork to make it happen, but since that show also tackles depression through the lens of animated comedy, it seems like a perfect fit. But for the time being, the only horses Rick and Morty is dealing with will be the ones that Beth interacts with at the horse hospital where she works. Remember that little detail about Beth? Pepperidge Farm remembers.
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