It might be a bit difficult to imagine Rick and Morty sharing the same world as Marvel, but according to Marvel, the series exists within the Marvel universe.
Marvel just released the sixth issue of Marauders this week, and in the latest chapter of the X-Men comic book series, Marvel fans get to see signs of Rick and Morty. According to a report by ComicBook.com, readers get to see the signature Jonathan Hickman-style chart in Marauders #6and in the chart Rick and Morty is referenced as an active TV program inside Marvel’s comic book universe.
That’s pretty interesting news. This means that the brassy animated television series really does exist in Marvel’s scope. For those who aren’t familiar with the show, Rick and Morty is a critically-acclaimed adult animated science fiction series by Justin Roiland and Dan Harmon. Filled with great science fiction adventures, cynicism, and wit, Rick and Morty has received multiple awards, including the Critics’ Choice Television Awards for Best Animated Series.
We wonder whether Roiland and Harmon are ever going to catch wind of this news. If they do, then we can only expect the Rick and Morty creators to have a little bit of fun with the information – the series has mocked comic book movies a number of times, spoofing the model behind the Marvel Cinematic Universe in the Season 3 episode “Vindicators.”
The two are probably going to go all out now that their series has officially been accepted as part of the Marvel universe.
Rick and Morty Season 4 is expected to resume sometime in 2020.