On the 3rd and 5th of September, the animation company Adult Swim released a surprise for ‘Rick & Morty’ fans ahead of season five’s finale: two clips depicting a live action adaptation of the hit animated show. The live action clips star Jaeden Martel (IT: Chapter One) as the nervous Morty and Christopher Lloyd (Back To The Future) as the drunk, mad scientist Rick.
The first clip sees them return home from an adventure via a green portal while the second clip sees Morty talking to a pickle, thinking it’s Rick, only for the scientist to walk up behind him and eat it. The casting is perfect: even though these clips are 20-30 seconds each, Jaeden Martel perfectly captures the awkward and nervous nature that Morty has, while the casting of Rick was a no brainer. Considering that ‘Rick and Morty’ started as a parody of Dr Emmett Brown and Marty McFly from ‘Back To The Future’, it makes sense that Lloyd would be cast, but it’s also a delight to see him portray a parody of his most famous character.
While this was only a teaser to celebrate season five’s finale, I now find myself wanting a live action adaptation at some point in the future. The casting is perfect, and the two clips are a delight, even if they are extremely short; it carries a potential for what future episodes next season could feature. Maybe even a live action/animated crossover?
Rick and Morty is an American adult animated science fiction sitcom created by Justin Roiland and Dan Harmon for Cartoon Network‘s nighttime programming block, Adult Swim. The series follows the misadventures of cynical mad scientistRick Sanchez and his good-hearted, but fretful grandson Morty Smith, who split their time between domestic life and interdimensional adventures.
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