As we wait for the return of Rick Sanchez and Morty Smith, fans have been gifted with a bizarre new Rick and Morty episode to tide us over. It’s become a running joke that the wait between seasons of Justin Roiland and Dan Harmon’s adult animation seems to get longer every year, but now, we’re stuck in limbo and looking for the second half of Season 4.
After constantly trolling us with the show’s highly anticipated return, it looks like the creators are still hanging us on tenterhooks. Now, there’s a typically Rick and Morty-esque short film called Samurai & Shogun, which is even darker than your standard episode of the bloody series.
The five-minute short introduces Rick WTM72, who is a grizzled Samurai version of the madcap professor. Rick’s sole mission is to protect Morty from an onslaught of evil Ricks. There’s a definite manga feel to Samurai & Shogun, which is written and directed by Kaichi Saito.
The highlight is the giant Attack on Titan-inspired version of Morty that tries to take on Rick WTM72 (and ultimately loses). At times, you’d be forgiven for thinking you’re watching Kill Bill, and to be honest, we’re totally here for it!
If you want something to tide you over until Rick and Morty returns, Roiland has a brand new show called Solar Opposites. Alongside a particularly NSFW trailer, Solar Opposites lets animation addicts know a little more about what to expect from the Hulu series.
The description explains how the show follows “a family of aliens from a better world who must take refuge in middle America. They disagree on whether this is awful or awesome”.
The basic premise centres on the extraterrestrials as they crash land on Earth following their planet’s destruction, and conveniently move into a ready-made home. Roiland will lead the ensemble as Korvo, but there’s an impressive roster of guest stars that’s set to include Rainn Wilson, Christina Hendricks, Alan Tudyk, and Tiffany Haddish. We’re getting a very Simpsons vibe — well, if it included a lot of dead birds and zombie teenagers.
Now, let’s imagine an alternate Rick and Morty dimension where episodes actually come back on time and we aren’t left rewatching the same few episodes over and over again on Netflix. Sometimes, I feel like I’m trapped in my own “Interdimensional Cable”.
[Featured Image: Adult Swim]