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6 Schwifty New RICK AND MORTY Season 3 Details

We’ve all been reeling with the possibilities for what the rest of Rick and Morty season 3 could have in store following the surprise drop of the season premiere episode back on April Fool’s Day. We’ll have to wait just a couple more weeks until the July 30 premiere of the rest of the season, but in order to fill your brains with more of the evil-hero mad scientist and his yellow-clad grandson, today’s Nerdist News Talks Back will be right up your alley. Creators Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland (also the voice of Rick and Morty, you know) swung by along with Chris Parnell (Jerry) to get all up in it and answer your questions.

A Major Character is Returning

We got a big reveal from them in the course of the episode: a character from the past seasons will return and have a major arc in season 3. Now which character would it be? Roiland said they didn’t go with fan-favorites like Krombopulous Michael, Snowball, Mister Meeseeks (who they said they WOULD like to bring back in a smart way), or even Abradolf Lincler, they went with Gearhead! And by Gearhead, of course, we mean Revolio Clockberg Jr, who will certainly have a score to settle with Rick after that whole “nuts in the mouth” thing.

There’s a Community Reunion Coming!

Harmon confirmed that two of the stars from his now-infamous and cult classic NBC series Community, Joel McHale AND Gillian Jacobs, would be appearing this season—(but what about Star-Burns?!)


And The Other Guest Stars? Equally Impressive

On top of the reunion, the creators also teased some big name guest stars, including Susan Sarandon (pronunciation your own), Christian Slater, Danny Trejo, Peter Serafinawicz, and Bill Cosby. Though not that last one at all. That was a joke.


Justin Thinks About THE SAUCE A Lot

Naturally we mean the now-infamous Szechuan sauce rant, which took the internet by storm in the season premiere. Turns out the sauce has been a longstanding part of the friendship between Roiland and Harmon, as it’s “one of the 10 things I talk about,” as Roiland put it. How they had no idea it would take off as much as it did is beyond us.

Rick is More Powerful Than Doctor Who

That’s right: according to Dan Harmon, Rick is more powerful than nine doctors from the Whoniverse combined. And now it’s canon so please adjust your fan art accordingly.


And Rick’s Portal Gun is FILLED with Midichlorians

OK, that last one might’ve been Roiland trolling us a little bit. Or a lot a bit.

Watch the whole episode for some prime name-generating riffs like Mr. Shwamswham, Googalls, The Cherry Pineapple, Gagarganahhh, Philip Philipps, Duck Feet, Duck Arm, Feather Head, and a deeply silly and hilariously improv’d bit about Rick putting a bat in poor Jerry’s cereal.

And if you’re going to be at San Diego Comic-Con this Saturday, our own Kyle Hill will be hosting the Science of Rick and Morty panel at 2:00 pm in room 7AB and will be joined by Roiland, Harmon, neuroscientist Crystal Dilworth, quantum physicist Spiros Michalakis, and series writer Mike McMahan. Be there or be multi-dimensionally square.

Images: Adult Swim

Kyle Anderson is the Associate Editor for Nerdist. You can find his film and TV reviews here. Follow him on Twitter!

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