Justin Roiland Is Keen For A 'Rick And Morty' Movie To Be Made
Let's get schwifty!
Everybody remain calm! Although Justin Roiland did indeed react enthusiastically to the idea of transforming successful series Rick and Morty into a film, his remark has to be taken in context.
As part of an Ask Me Anything session (AMA) on Reddit with fans, the co-creator of Rick and Morty talked about the possibility of making a feature film about the multidimensional adventures of the mad scientist and his shy grandson. A fan asked: "Will we get a feature length Rick and Morty film ever? A rated R film that's totally bananas?"
The man himself answered: "I would love to do that, yeah. Hmm. Hmmmmmm." It didn't take much more than that to fire up fans online, one of whom called for: "Six seasons and a film. And another four seasons!", a reference to Community, an earlier production by Dan Harmon (co-creator of Rick & Morty alongside Roiland), saved from cancellation at the last minute thanks to the tenacity of fans, who launched the hashtag #sixseasonsandamovie. On that matter, we're still waiting for the movie! The difference between Community and Rick and Morty is that the former, no matter how great it is, never achieved the same level of popularity as the latter, which has become a true pop culture phenomenon.
Coming back to the film project, which isn't at all official yet, the only comparable animated series which has been converted for the big screen is The Simpsons, which was made into a movie in 2007. And to be honest, the film wasn't particularly memorable – with the exception of the "Spider-Pig" song perhaps (yep, it's still stuck in our heads).
In any case, before starting work on a film, Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland have got quite a lot on their plate: following negotiations, they were commissioned by Adult Swim to make 70 new episodes of the series! Season 4 of Rick and Morty is scheduled for release in November, so you've still got time to binge watch the first three seasons on Netflix in the meantime.
Article translated by: Eleanor Staniforth
By Marion Olité, published on 13/06/2019