Rick And Morty Season 3 Trailer Is Here, But It’s Not What You Expect (And There’s No Release Date)
For those of you waiting on Rick and Morty season 3 then you may find yourself both enjoying and hating this huge troll by Adult Swim Australia.
Because rather than being a trailer or an exclusive clip it is instead a giant Rick Roll, patched together from clips from seasons 1 and 2. Ha. Ha.
Which is why it’s both funny and deeply, deeply disappointing.
Fans have been asking when is Rick and Morty season 3 ever since season 2 of the show finished back in 2015. They have been patiently and longingly waiting for any sign of new Rick and Morty material. But alas they get Rick Rolled instead.
Rick and Morty Season 3 Release Date
The show’s creators, Justin Roiland and Dan Harmon, have been forthcoming about the show’s long hiatus, and Harmon explained earlier this year that it was his fault a Rick and Morty season 3 date has taken so long.
According to Indiewire he said the following while at the Sundance Film Festival 2017:
“I’m sorry. I don’t have a release date for Season 3. It’s not that I know it and I’m not allowed to say it; it’s [Adult Swim’s] domain. What I will tell you is it’s late because of us, it’s late because of me. If Justin were here he’d agree. He and I would go, ‘Yeah, we fucked up,’ and it’s hard to put your finger on how we fucked up. ‘Rick and Morty’ keeps taking longer and longer to write, and I don’t know why.”
The show’s official twitter have since said the Rick and Morty season 3 air date will be sometime in summer 2017.
Aaaaaand that's the way the news goes. Thanks for watching "The Rickshank Rickdemption"! More to come this summer…#rickisfree
— Rick (((and Morty))) (@RickandMorty) April 2, 2017
Rick and Morty Season 3 Episode 1
But, that doesn’t mean to say all hope is lost when it comes to season 3 Rick and Morty. The episodes are written and voiceover work has started too, with staff writer on the show Mike McMahan tweeting recently the script cover for Rick and Morty S3 01:
— Mike McMahan (@pleaseprint) February 18, 2016
And co-creator Justin Roiland tweeted out a sneak preview sketch back in January.
Also: yes- I’m working on S3 while here. Hard at work. Hustling. Sneak preview: pic.twitter.com/md2aSlasCH
— Justin Roiland (@JustinRoiland) January 22, 2017
UPDATE: Since this epic Rickroll of a troll, as the best April Fools that’s not an April Fools ever, the showrunners released Rick and Morty season 3 episode 1 online and fans went crazy for it. They also went crazy for McDonald’s Szechuan dipping sauce. But you’ll have to watch the episode to find out why.
Rick and Morty Season 3 Episode 2
So now we await episode 2, which people are ruminating might come sometime in July. And the speculation is that Jerry might appear as a new super villain. There is an official title for episode 2 which is Rickmancing the Stone, a reference to 1980s rom-com Romancing the Stone.
In the meantime you can Get Schwifty with these Rick and Morty memes, check out these freaky real-life Rick and Morty portraits, have fun with this Rick and Morty GTA V Mod, find out why the show will give your life meaning, or just revel in Rick and Morty’s philosophical absurdism Or check out this real life Butter Robot someone built and these Rick and Morty Pokemon mashups.
Or you can watch episodes of Rick and Morty season 1 and Rick and Morty season 2 online here.
Rick and Morty Season 3 Returning Characters
Rick and Morty writer and voice actor Ryan Ridley gave some further details about the new season when he stopped in for a chat on the Y Combinator podcast. He hinted that we’ll be seeing some fave characters return.
Speaking about that he said, “”What I like about the show is that people seem to be invested in the reality of the show. People are wondering about certain characters, when are they coming back, what’s happening with them. The fact that people still care about characters that were introduced back in Season 1 and ideas—like the ‘eye-patch/evil Morty’—in Season 3 , I think we stay true to the idea that the world is real. There are consequences.”
He continued: “At the same time, we’re going to have lots of one-off things, but there are consequences. I mean, you saw in the first episode of Season 3 that Jerry and Beth get divorced – that plays out throughout the season. Some of the stuff that you’ve already seen is going to play out more in Season 3.”
So there you go, those consequences will certainly be intriguing to see. For instance, if Jerry does turn into a super villain, the divorce may be the cause of that. Plus, let’s hope we get to find out more about what happens to Phoenix Person (formerly Bird Person) after his resurrection at the end of Rick and Morty Season 3 episode 1. It will also be good to find out about what happened to the Council of Ricks too.
Season 3 Trailers and Dan Harmon Featurette
While we still await the rest of Rick and Morty season 3, a new featurette was recently released with Dan Harmon discussing meaning in Rick and Morty. It features Harmon ruminating on the show’s existential themes and the pessimism of Rick. It’s well worth a watch.
Also worth a watch is Justin Roiland’s hilarious ‘Drunk Rick Method Acting’ which basically means he downs tequilas while doing some voice acting for the new season.
Rick and Morty Season 3 Trailers and Teasers
And here’s a couple of fan made shorts relating to Rick and Morty season 3.
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