Rick and Morty Season 5 has finally revealed it’s first scene! The scene discretely reveals Rick’s true nemesis and the introduction of significant advancements in Morty’s love life. This is also an exciting hint that the new season’s release date might be sooner than we predicted.
A new animatic from Rick and Morty Season 5 aired during Friday night’s “How They Do It: Rick and Morty Live” panel, which featured the co-creator Dan Harmon alongside voice actors Chris Parnell, Sarah Chalke, and Spencer Grammer. As it was live-streamed over Twitch, the panel mostly focused on behind-the-scenes details about various Season 4 episodes. Still, there were plenty of Season 5 hints, including this new animation of the opening of the first episode of Season 5.
As it has been described as a ‘cold open’ from a Season 5 episode, the first look clip starts portraying Morty carrying a mortally wounded Rick on what appears to be some kind of asteroid. Watch it below.
Whatever is the location, it seems to be quite similar to Forbodulon Prime, the extinct planet from the Season 4 premiere where the duo started harvesting Death Crystals. But, as we know, Death Crystals show whoever touches them the different ways they might die in.
Morty flies through a closing portal back towards Earth, as he narrowly escaped a vicious and ferocious, tentacled monster while absolutely wrecking Rick’s ship during the process. Morty calls Jessica to confess his love moments before they were about to die in the crashing. That’s where things get weird.
As we all know, Mr Nimbus, known as to be Rick’s “once and eternal foe,” is also seen to appear out of a giant magical clamshell. Even Rick refers to Mr Nimbus as his “nemesis.” We can’t help but think of that time Rick and Morty went to Atlantis off-camera. Either way, something tells us Morty won’t be making that date.
For starters, the writers teased that they’re in the process of finalising the last episode of Rick And Morty Season 5 and many of the writers have already started their work on Season 6. But animatics like this can also offer some specific clues.
All things considered, it sure seems like Rick And Morty Season 5 is on track for an early 2021 premiere, at the very earliest.
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