Adult Swim has finally cast Back to the Future‘s Christopher Lloyd as a live-action Rick Sanchez from Rick and Morty, bringing the series full circle in a way.
Don’t get too excited, though, because Lloyd only dons Rick’s trademark lab coat for a 15 second Twitter video posted by the official Adult Swim Twitter earlier today.
— adult swim (@adultswim) September 3, 2021
Nonetheless, it’s still quite satisfying to see Lloyd as Rick, especially considering the character of Rick is based on Lloyd’s Emmett “Doc” Brown in Back to the Future. In fact, the concept of Rick and Morty is based on Doc and Marty McFly from that movie.
Adult Swim went a step further, though, and cast Jaeden Martell (It, Knives Out) as Morty — an excellent choice.
As you can see in the video above, the 15 second Twitter video isn’t anything too wild. It’s actually exactly what you’d expect: Rick and Morty come through a portal, Rick burps and says they’re home, and then Morty says his trademark “aww geez.” For fans of Rick and Morty, though, the video is probably quite satisfying.
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Essentially since the show’s start, when it was quite obvious that Rick and Morty were based on Doc and Marty, fans have wanted to see Lloyd in the role of Rick. Now, that’s finally happened.
Sadly, if the video is anything to go off of, there’s not much more to this. There aren’t any further details to go with it, there’s no accompanying release date, or really anything else— it seems to be simply a promotion for Rick and Morty.
For more about Rick and Morty, read about how the Season 5 finale will be an hour-long episode and then read our thoughts on the Season 5 premiere in IGN’s Mort Dinner Rick Andre review. Check out this video about seven things you probably didn’t know about Rick and Morty after that.
Wesley LeBlanc is a freelance news writer and guide maker for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter @LeBlancWes.