Adult Swim has offered a first look at Rick and Morty season 4 during San Diego Comic-Con 2019, with a clip that features an alien character voiced by Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi. Rick and Morty is set to return for 10 more episodes in November, a little more than two years after the season 3 finale. Needless to say, fans are more than ready for more adventures.
Created by Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland, Rick and Morty follows the adventures of mad scientist Rick Sanchez and his luckless nephew, Morty, as they use Rick's Portal Gun to travel between infinite dimensions. Loved for its gleefully dark humor, its surreal sci-fi, and its occasional moments of pathos, Rick and Morty was renewed for 70 more episodes back in 2018, and season 5 is already being written. Fortunately, it sounds like the two-year gap between seasons 3 and 4 will be the the last big Rick and Morty hiatus.
In our first look at the upcoming season, Morty and Jerry have teamed up to work on a love-finding app with an alien called Glootie. However, something apparently goes wrong as Morty demands the app be taken down, and turns to violence as his first resort for getting this done (seriously, Morty needs some therapy). Things go from bad to worse when Glootie starts to make an ominous beeping sound. Check out the first clip from Rick and Morty season 4 below:
Though this is only a short clip, there are some fun details in it - like the board with Jerry's ideas for the app name, with include CupidR, Ooh-La-Love, and Lovefinderrz. The humor is also as on-point as ever, with Glootie lamenting that Morty shaking him "isn't how making things work works."
Rick and Morty has featured plenty of famous voices in guest roles over its first three seasons, including Werner Herzog, Alfred Molina, Keegan Michael-Key, John Oliver, Keith David, and Christina Hendricks. In addition to Waititi, Rick and Morty season 4 will also feature the voices of Sam Neill, Kathleen Turner, and Paul Giamatti, among other celebrity guests.
Though he's best known for his work as a director, Waititi frequently has roles in his own movies, playing one of the vampires in What We Do in the Shadows, voicing CGI character Korg in Thor: Ragnarok, and playing an imaginary Hitler in his upcoming comedy film Jojo Rabbit. We also recently learned that Waititi will be returning to direct Thor 4, and we may find out more during Marvel Studios' Saturday Comic-Con panel.