With the two-episode, one-hour Season 5 finale ("Forgetting Sarick Mortshall" & "Rickmurai Jack") of Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland's Rick and Morty now only a little more than 24 hours away, we've got two interesting updates. First, did you get a chance to check out the music video "Borrowed Time" (Rick and Morty with Tennis) yesterday? The one that was not only an emotional gut-punch to the feels but also a very ominous sign of where things are going between the dimension-hopping duo? We hope you did because it appears that it was taken down (and is in no way available to still find on YouTube in any way, shape, or form). Considering just how much of the episode it technically "spoiled" as we witness Rick training & bonding with his new crow "Mortys" and what appears to be a permanent (yeah, we know) parting of the ways.
Next up, we have an image that Adult Swim posted earlier today that was illustrated by award-winner animator Genndy Tartakovsky presenting a Samurai Jack–Rick and Morty crossover. Considering the second episode on Sunday night is titled "Rickmurai Jack" and the post with the image came with the caption "This crossover hits different, we can't help but throw another log onto our raging dumpster fires of mindless speculation. Just another tribute to Rick and Morty, or Adult Swim for its anniversary? Could we be seeing a legit crossover Sunday night (and one that's heavier on the emotion than the action?)? Are we looking at a teaser for a new short (like the ones below)?
Here's a look at the original tweet from earlier today:
Here's a look at a live-action Rick and Morty scene filmed for Adult Swim's 20th anniversary. Except this is the one that ties all of the Rick and Morty & Back to the Future comparison strings together. Which is a fancy way of saying that if you ever wondered if Christopher Lloyd could go from Doc Brown to Rick Sanchez, we have the proof that the answer is "YES!" below.
Here's a look at the video tribute to our dimension-hopping duo (with Jaeden Martell), followed by a post from director Paul B. Cummings promising some looks behind the scenes on how it all came together:
Meanwhile, the cold open to this weekend's season finale reveals that Morty has been using Rick's portal gun to clean up Rick's mistakes. At least that is until he gets a little portal fluid on his hand. Yup, it's as disturbing as it sounds…
So with that in mind, here's another look at the extended trailer for this weekend's finale. In the following clip, the season-long tension between the dimension-hopping duo appears to have reached a boiling point. Morty dares Rick to replace him, with Rick apparently more than willing to oblige. Thus, the crows. But what would Rick really be like without Morty, and could the universe survive it? Here's a look at "Forgetting Sarick Mortshall" and "Rickmurai Jack":
Earlier this month, Takashi Sano (Tower of God) returned with the new short (produced by Sola Entertainment and animated by Telecom Animation Film) Summer Meets God (Rick Meets Evil)– following up on his previous short, Rick & Morty vs. Genocider.
Here's a look at the newest short, with a focus on Summer and Jerry that goes in ways we didn't expect- and stick around after for a rundown of the previously-commissioned Rick and Morty shorts:
Directed by Sano, produced by Sola Entertainment, and animated at Telecom Animation Film, the anime short Rick and Morty vs. Genocider finds Morty going on an adventure to Tokyo, Japan to try and help stop "The Genocider." And yes, it's beautiful, emotional, and some really weird stuff happens:
Written and directed by Kaichi Sato, and produced by Studio DEEN, "Samurai & Shogun" finds Rick WTM72 (Yohei Tadano) and Shogun Morty (Keisuke Chiba) in a Lone Wolf and Cub-themed dimension. A nasty group of Ninja Ricks isn't willing to let go of Shogun Morty without a fight – an option that Rick WTM72 is more than willing to oblige:
In the creative spirit of Samurai & Shogun by Kaichi Sato and Rick & Morty vs. Genocider from Takeshi Sano, here's a look at Rick and Morty in the Eternal Nightmare Machine– where even the "Rick-mobile" can prove deadly and you'll wonder like we do why Scary Terry isn't a downloadable character for a fighting game like Mortal Kombat: