Yesterday the news came that rick and morty co-creator Justin Roiland had not only been dropped from the hit tv show by Adult Swim, but also that he resigned from Raised on life Squanch Games studio, which he co-founded. It all comes as Roiland faces two felony domestic violence charges from 2020. Instead of leaving Adult Swim high and dry as it faces the challenge to continue rick and morty without the man who voiced many of his characters, a significant number of fans took it upon themselves to submit fake audition tapes for the now vacant roles of Rick Sanchez and Morty Smith.
Before the Justin Roiland revelations shitstormRoiland expressed a multitude of voices in rick and morty and in last year’s hit Game Pass, Raised on life. In 2018, while rick and morty was in its third season, Adult Swim has entered into a long-term deal with creators Dan Harmon and Roiland for an additional 70 new episodes of the adult animated series, according to deadline. Following yesterday’s news, The Hollywood Reporter said Roiland’s voice roles would be recast and Dan Harmon would remain sole showrunner until season 10.
Like the old adage of the opportunity to breed uncertainty, rick and morty fans are throwing their hats in the ring by submitting audition tapes for its titular characters. Contrary to “Get Schwifty» episode of rick and morty (fuck me remembering that) contestants don’t usually take auditions seriously, which is honestly pretty on the mark for Roiland’s vocal performances. Here are some outstanding performances that would make Cromulon nods his head in approval.
Now that I have sent my editor an email for financial compensation for the emotional damage caused to me by writing this article, I would like to offer two alternative solutions for rick and mortythe situation of “lack of many voiced roles”.
Twitter user Shinimomi suggested rick and morty take a page from the prolific comedy animated series Pop Team Epic‘s book by having random celebrity voice characters in each episode. That way, Adult Swim can keep things fresh by spinning a notable cast of actors (preferably ones who aren’t alleged sex parasites) throughout the show’s “100 years.”
Ian Boudreau, Gamer on PCsenior news editor, suggested the new idea that the role of Rick should go to The Dark Place by Garth Marengi and What we do in the shadows actor Matt Berry. Perfect, no notes. If he is not available, I know of a certain regular human bartender whose name is Jackie Daytona who is looking for work.