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Is Henry Cavill returning as Superman in Man of Steel 2, and when will it come out? With the release of Justice League: The Snyder Cut earlier in 2021. Fans are wondering if and when a Man of Steel 2 will be released, or even if a sequel has technically had the green light.
It’s been almost a decade since Henry Cavill was announced to play the role of Superman in Man of Steel which was later released in 2013. Since then we’ve seen him appear in Batman Vs Superman: Dawn of Justice and Justice League in 2017. There was technically a cameo of Superman towards the end of Shazam however this wasn’t played by Cavill due to scheduling conflicts.
Despite the overall reaction of Cavill’s portrayal of the last son of Krypton being positive, the box office numbers of Batman Vs Superman and Justice League did not meet close to expectations, leading Warner Bros to give any sequels a silent death. However, Henry Cavill is not done with The Man of Steel yet…
Henry Cavill is Still Superman
In a late 2019 interview with Men's Health, Cavill said:
“I’ve not given up the role. There’s a lot I have to give for Superman yet. A lot of storytelling to do. A lot of real, true depths to the honesty of the character I want to get into. I want to reflect the comic books. That’s important to me. There’s a lot of justice to be done for Superman.”
He mentioned the character again in a Variety article with Sir Patrick Stewart in June 2020 that:
“It’s such a wonderful character, it’s actually a responsibility I’m happy to have, and I hope that I get to play more of Superman in years to come.”
It’s safe to say that should Cavill ever be offered another chance at the role, he would gladly take it. Although with his busy work schedule on The Witcher and other upcoming projects, there could be potential scheduling conflicts, perhaps mirroring the same issues in the shooting of Justice League.
DC fans still cringe at the fact that Cavill’s work in Mission Impossible: Fallout meant that Warner Bros had to spend a horrendous amount of time and money to remove his mustache during the editing, resulting in the visual effect of a muscle-bound Kryptonian hiding wet cotton balls under his lips for the second half of the film.
New Superman Reboot
Despite Cavill’s keen desire to reprise his role as Clark Kent/Superman, Warner Bros have not yet confirmed his return. They have however confirmed the reboot of a new Superman film reportedly being produced by JJ Abrams (Star Trek, Star Wars) and written by Black Panther comics writer Ta-Nehisi Coates.
Since the announcement, there have been no further details given of who will be playing Superman. However, as it would seem that Henry Cavill is the obvious choice and no studios have yet confirmed it. It would be a safe guess to believe that Henry Cavill will not be in this depiction of The Man of Steel.
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There are rumors of Michael B Jordan being the favorite for the role. However, these were dismantled by Jordan in an interview with THR. No one knows yet whether the Superman being portrayed in this film will actually Clark Kent or perhaps a black Superman from a parallel earth, such as Calvin Ellis or Val-Zod. So hopefully more will be announced shortly.
Superman Vs Black Adam’s Dwayne Johnson
In an article in Geekosity, writer and editor Mickey Sutton reported that he scooped the works of Henry Cavill’s Superman playing a cameo role in the upcoming Black Adam film.
There is no doubt a Black Adam Vs Superman scene would bring true excitement to fans in the DCEU however as nothing has been officially confirmed, it’s best to take it with a pinch of salt.
From the Pilot episode of Rick and Morty, we’ve seen Rick Sanchez almost constantly wearing what looks like large drool stains on his lower lip while spitting sputtering, and burping in every other sentence. But what exactly is that green stuff in Rick’s mouth?
The Green Stuff on Rick's Mouth is Drool
When you look a little closer the liquid isn’t necessarily that green. It’s no secret that Rick is an alcoholic, the very first scene in the Pilot involves a drunk Rick stumbling into Morty’s room and dragging him out to his spacecraft. Once the spacecraft lands again, we see a huge amount of different beer bottles stumble out with him making us believe he has continued drinking on the flight.
There are numerous other references to his drinking throughout all the seasons of Rick and Morty. The Pickle Rick episode is an entire metaphor for Rick’s alcoholism and literally being “pickled”. There are more direct references such as in the episode of "Ricksy Business" when Rick tells Summer that his only reason to party is “TO GET RICK-ETY RICK-ETY WRECKED SON!”
It is most popularly believed that the green stuff in Rick’s mouth is nothing more than drool from his mouth. That his overconsumption of alcohol is linked to his inability to control certain bodily functions and lack of self-awareness so that he never cleans himself up. However, there is an alternative theory as to what the green stuff on his mouth is.
The Green Stuff From Rick's Mouth Is From Mega Seeds
In the Pilot episode of Rick and Morty, Rick gets Morty to sneak mega seeds from dimension C-35 in his anal cavity. As a result, this gives Morty superior heightened intelligence where he can calculate the square root of Pi and quote the first law of thermodynamics.
However, this level of genius is short-lived and Morty begins to lose motor functions in his body. But the thing that fans notice the most is that Morty begins to “drool” exactly like Rick does the majority of the time.
It is hypothesized by fans that Rick is the smartest man in the multiverse because he is constantly using the mega seeds to enhance his intelligence. On top of this, the contents of his hip flask isn’t alcohol but actually mega seed juice in an attempt to stave away the withdrawal symptoms. Therefore whenever we see the drool on his lips, it’s actually because he is about to start withdrawing from the mega seed juice which is why we only sometimes see him with the green stuff on his mouth.
Although this is a spectacular theory, this has not been confirmed by the Rick and Morty creators.
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Thor 4: Love And Thunder is due to release in cinemas on 6th May 2022, It feels like an age away! So this is giving Marvel fans the itch to get their “Hemsworth on” in style. This means sitting down with a mini Thor Marathon!
It’s incredible to think it’s been twenty years since we first saw Thor banished from Asgard by Odin and re-earning the right to wield Mjolnir, and who could ever forget the time that Thor got fat - or in the words of Tony Stark became “A Lebowski look-alike”!
The Thor Films contains three individual films: Thor in 2011, Thor 2: Dark World in 2013, and Thor 3: Ragnarok which was released in 2017.
As well as these individual films. Chris Hemsworth also plays Thor in all four avengers films: The Avengers, The Avengers: Age of Ultron, The Avengers: Infinity War, and Avengers Endgame.
The Thor films change quite dramatically through the series beginning quite serious and sticking truer to the original mythology before becoming a hilarious parody of itself in Thor Ragnarok.
Here is where you can watch and stream online All three Thor films.
Are The Thor Films on Netflix?
Unfortunately, none of the Thor films are currently available on Netflix. One can access the vast library of titles including some Marvel films within Netflix under various subscription costs depending on the plan you choose: $8.99 per month for the basic plan, $13.99 monthly for the standard plan, and $17.99 a month for the premium plan.
Are The Thor Films on Disney Plus?
You’re in luck! Due to Disney buying Marvel Entertainment back in 2009, all films from The Marvel Cinematic Universe including the Thor films can be found on Disney Plus. There are also a wide variety of shows from Marvel, Star Wars, Disney+, Pixar, ESPN, and National Geographic to choose from in the streaming platform for the price of $7.99 monthly or $79.99 annually.
Is Thor on HBO Max?
Sadly, none of The Thor films can be found on HBO Max. However, you can watch a wide array of shows from HBO Max for $14.99 a month for the ad-free subscription and $9.99 per month if it is an ad-supported version.
Are The Thor Films on Hulu?
No, Thor can’t be found on Hulu. Although, there are various other titles accessible through the basic plan of $5.99 per month or $59.99 per year.
Are The Thor Films on Amazon Prime?
Thor is not currently available on Amazon Prime. But if you’re super keen to watch it today, you can either rent it or purchase the whole trilogy or per film. For rentals of each film, it would cost $3.99 while if you buy it, it would cost between $14.99 - $19.99 depending on which film within the trilogy. Rentals would allow you to watch the film within 30 days from payment and you have 48 hours to finish the whole film once started.
What are you waiting for? Sit back, grab some popcorn, and get cozy with the god of thunder and his mischievous brother Loki!
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Marvel fans are greatly anticipating Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol.3! However, as it’s due to release on 5th May 2023, the latest GOTG feels like an age away! But nothing scratches the Guardians itch like watching Vol.1 & 2 again! It seems like only yesterday that we first saw Groot as an adult before he became a baby and foul-mouthed adolescent, and who could forget that Drax The Destroyer had such sensitive nipples. The hilarious ensemble that is The Guardians never gets old.
Only two of the GOTG have been released so far: Guardians of The Galaxy Vol.1 in 2014, and Guardians of The Galaxy Vol.2 in 2017.
Of course, as well as these individual films we see them play their comedic parts perfectly in The Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers Endgame.
Without a doubt, The GOTG film franchise was a surprising success and certainly changed the direction of The Marvel Cinematic Universe in regards to the amount of humor injected into the films.
Here is where you can watch and stream online both GOTG films.
Is The Guardians of The Galaxy on Netflix?
Unfortunately, none of the GOTG films are currently available on Netflix. One can access the vast library of titles including some Marvel films within Netflix under various subscription costs depending on the plan you choose: $8.99 per month for the basic plan, $13.99 monthly for the standard plan, and $17.99 a month for the premium plan.
Is The Guardians of The Galaxy on Disney Plus?
You’re in luck! Due to Disney buying Marvel Entertainment back in 2009, all films from The Marvel Cinematic Universe including the GOTG films and Avengers franchise can be found on Disney Plus. There are also a wide variety of shows from Marvel, Star Wars, Disney+, Pixar, ESPN, and National Geographic to choose from in the streaming platform for the price of $7.99 monthly or $79.99 annually.
Is Guardians of The Galaxy on HBO Max?
Sadly, none of The GOTG films can be found on HBO Max. However, you can watch a wide array of shows from HBO Max for $14.99 a month for the ad-free subscription and $9.99 per month if it is an ad-supported version.
Is The Guardians of The Galaxy Films on Hulu?
No, GOTG can’t be found on Hulu. Although, there are various other titles accessible through the basic plan of $5.99 per month or $59.99 per year.
Is Guardians Of The Galaxy On Amazon Prime?
Neither GOTG films are currently available on Amazon Prime. But if you’re super keen to watch it today, you can either rent it or purchase both films. For rentals of each film, it would cost $3.99 while if you buy it, it would cost $14.99. Rentals would allow you to watch the film within 30 days from payment and you have 48 hours to finish the whole film once started.
What are you waiting for? Sit back, grab some popcorn, and get cozy with the MCU’s most unorthodox team of superheroes!
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With Marvel fans looking forward to the upcoming Blade Reboot on the horizon, it’s simply human nature to want to revisit the original Blade trilogy and see Wesley Snipes cleaning up as the world's favorite daywalker. It’s incredible to think it’s been over twenty years since we saw Blade first appear in the famous “Bloodbath” scene or even battle against Dracula and attempt to conquer his own thirst. Who could ever forget Ryan Reynolds cameo in Blade Trinity before he became Deadpool or even the introduction of Vampire dogs!
The Blade Trilogy contains three films: Blade in 1998 which was developed by newline cinemas before Marvel was bought by Disney in 2009, Blade 2 in 2002, and Blade Trinity which was released in 2004.
All three films are classed as superhero horror, and for good reason. They’re gory, crude and in some parts quite brutal which in truth is everything you would want from The Blade films.
Here is where you can watch and stream online The Blade Film Series.
Is The Blade Trilogy on Netflix?
Netflix did hold the license for Blade and Blade 2 on Netflix back in 2018. However, The licenses Netflix holds for streaming are either in 1 or 3-year stints therefore the Blade films are no longer available on Netflix. One can access the vast library of titles within Netflix under various subscription costs depending on the plan you choose: $8.99 per month for the basic plan, $13.99 monthly for the standard plan, and $17.99 a month for the premium plan.
Is The Blade Trilogy on Disney Plus?
Unfortunately, despite being a Marvel film, The Blade Trilogy is not on Disney Plus, one of the reasons being its lack of family-friendly nature. Still, there are a wide variety of shows from Marvel, Star Wars, Disney+, Pixar, ESPN, and National Geographic to choose from in the streaming platform for the price of $7.99 monthly or $79.99 annually.
Is The Blade Trilogy on HBO Max?
All three Blade films were released onto HBO Max on 1st January 2021 you can also watch a wide array of shows from HBO Max for $14.99 a month for the ad-free subscription and $9.99 per month if it is an ad-supported version.
Is The Blade Trilogy on Hulu?
No, however, you can find the third installment Blade Trinity on Hulu accessible through the basic plan of $5.99 per month or $59.99 per year.
Is The Blade Trilogy on Amazon Prime?
Depending on your location you may be able to view Blade Trinity on Amazon Prime. But if not, you can either rent it or purchase the whole saga or per film. For rentals of each film, it would cost $3.99 while if you buy it, it would cost $6.99. Rentals would allow you to watch the film within 30 days from payment and you have 48 hours to finish the whole film once started.
What are you waiting for? Sit back, grab some popcorn, and get your dose of Blade and Whistler in The Blade Trilogy!
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It’s hard to picture Rick Sanchez from Rick and Morty without his notorious amount of burping. However, the origin story of this burping might surprise you.
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Justin Roiland who is the voice actor for both Rick and Morty in the show revealed how burping originally became a character trait of Rick from the get-go.
Why Does Rick's Character Burp?
"In 2006, or something, I was recording the voices for this short The Real Animated Adventures of Doc and Mharti. I was having fun doing these really crappy Doc Brown and Marty McFly impressions. During the middle of a line a burp came out naturally. It was just so funny and gross. I was like, ‘Well, let’s see if I can do that again for a couple more lines.’ Then, with Rick and Morty, Dan [Harmon, the show’s co-creator] was like, ‘Hey, Adult Swim wants to do a show, do you have any ideas?’ I said, ‘Well, what about these two voices?’ Right out of the gate, the burping was part of it."
Most fans are naturally inclined to believe that the burping of Rick is edited in after recording. However, Roiland went on in the interview to confirm he actually has to burp live, although it isn't easy:
“I’m not a big burper. It’s not easy for me to do. Ironically, Sarah Chalke (who voices Rick’s daughter, Beth) can burp on command. She’s incredible. I’m so jealous of her. I have to sit there with a low-calorie beer and a bottle of water and wait for it to work its way up. I tell the engineer that records the show, “Just leave it rolling, because I don’t know when this burp is coming!” It’s a disgusting process.”
Does Rick Stop Burping?
After Season 3 of Rick and Morty, the frequency of Rick’s burping goes down quite dramatically, but it is still present. There are theories as to why this is, however, nothing is officially confirmed.
One of the theories is down to the simple fact that Justin Roiland wanted to stop having to go through this process anymore for his health. Something that frequent low-calorie beers or carbonated drinks don’t help with.
Another theory is that as the seasons go on, Rick is able to get his alcoholism under control. At the end of Season 2 when he is captured by the galactic republic, he of course is stuck in prison for a large amount of time, this would be enough time for his body to go through the removal of alcohol in his body and stop him from being physically addicted. However, later on in Season 3, we see him become the drunkest he’s ever been when teaming up with The Vindicators (blacking out, defeating world ender, and setting up a Saw-like obstacle course for The Vindicators without remembering a thing). Therefore it’s highly unlikely that Rick is no longer an alcoholic.
The overall reason for Rick’s burping is for comic effect and it adds to the fact that his overall character is a mess with lots of inner demons. It is therefore unlikely that this trait will stop.
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We first met Noob Noob in Rick and Morty Season 3 Episode 4 “Vindicators 3: Return of World Ender”. It is here that we find that Rick and Morty have been called on for the second time on the third mission and find out they were never asked the second time that the team had assembled. The Vindicators are a team of heroes that Morty holds in high regard which only makes Rick more eager to shut down Morty’s fascination with heroes, pointing out their flaws, and later in the episode, drunkenly becoming the Vindicators most powerful enemy yet.
It is during the initial briefing session that we meet Noob Noob. Often mistaken for Mr. Poopeybutthole and also Stealy from interdimensional cable, all 3 are small humanoid creatures with high-pitched voices however Stealy has much longer arms, Mr. Poopeybutthole has a longer nose, and Noob Noob has one eye much lower down on his face than the other. His face is covered in a superhero mask that was distinctly made for his peculiar eye placements.
Rick’s love of Noob Noob
During the initial briefing of The Vindicators, Rick continues to mock The Vindicators as individuals and as a concept. The only “person” that recognizes this and finds it slightly entertaining is Noob Noob, who is doing some background cleaning. Rick’s jabs continue and Noob Noob continues to find this amusing, which Rick recognizes. Noob Noob continues to clean while preparing for his first day as a fully-fledged Vindicator.
Unfortunately, his chances of becoming a fully-fledged Vindicator are ruined the next day when the team discovers that Rick became blackout drunk that night. He is found face down on the Vindicators table bottomless having soiled himself (and the rest of the Vindicators table). Due to the extreme amount of mess made by Rick, Noob Noob must sit out on the mission and continue on as the cleaner.
During the mission, we find that Rick had defeated world ender and his army while he was blackout drunk and has created obstacles in the form of a game just like in the movie, Saw. The Vindicators must win the game in order to get through the obstacles and onto their next escape. During the last obstacle/round of the game, blackout drunk Rick on the TV screen tells the Vindicators to sacrifice what matters most and place it on a platform that is most likely a booby-trap.
Sober-ish Rick, who has no memory of this, believes that the answer could be Morty. As Morty stands on the platform he is taken down underneath the floor in a private room and greeted by a drunken but very heartfelt message from Rick. The relationship between Rick and Morty is a truly love-hate relationship without it ever being said, we believe that deep down Rick cares about Morty although he never admits it. However, there is a twist, we realize that the heartfelt message was actually for Noob Noob, and not for Morty. Due to Morty being the same relative height and weight as Noob Noob, the team passes the obstacle, and Rick and Morty escape.
They discover upon their escape that blackout drunk Rick also planned a concert and invited the rapper “Logic” who ends up singing about Noob Noob.
Hint to Noob Noob’s Death
Despite only appearing in one episode, there’s clearly a hilarious tie that Rick has to Noob Noob, and even though he only plays a tiny role within the episode, there are so many references to him that he has become a mini legend among Rick and Morty fans. So why is it people think he could be dying in Season 5?
Within the new Season 5 Rick and Morty Intro, we see a quick flash scene of Noob Noob on the floor while Rick lies over him panicking and trying to resuscitate him. Could this be the end of the character? The issue with Rick and Morty's intro scenes is that some of them do appear as scenes in future Rick and Morty episodes while some are hypothetical adventures that Rick and Morty have been on together. We see another random scene where Morty is playing golf and applauded by an audience which is both so normal and therefore so out of character for a Rick and Morty show.
Hopefully, this won't be the end of the Vindicator in training but we're sure to find out soon!
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Fans have felt like they’ve waited for an age for Rick and Morty Season 5, but since the release of the first two episodes, they’re not disappointed. To say the fifth season started with a bang would be a serious understatement. However, it seems that a whole new series of adventures are opening up for the unlikely duo, so get your countdown ready with the release date and time of Episode 3, and check out the theories, plots, reviews, leaks, spoilers, and everything you need to know to be ready for the next Rick and Morty adventure.
Warning! This portion may contain spoilers for Rick and Morty. Read at your own risk!
What happened in Rick and Morty Season 5 Episode 2?
In Rick and Morty Episode 2, the episode starts with the Smith family being massacred by a group of alien squids in their home. Just like in the episode of The Ricktantis Mixup, we realize that this isn’t the Smith family we’ve followed in the previous episodes and must be from a different universe.
The scene then moves to another iteration of The Smith family chasing a humanoid called Mr. Wants-to-be-hunted-all-the-time. Naturally, you assume that this is the “real smith family” before they too also die.
The plot begins to expand and we begin to learn that due to Rick having so many enemies across the multiverse, he has created multiple “decoy families” as an attempt to deter potential threats. The problem soon arises when we see that the “Decoy Rick’s” who believe themselves to be the genuine article, have also created decoy families, therefore removing the certainty as to which family is real or not.
The plot thickens further when we find that the original squids that we believed to be one of the enemies - are in fact another decoy family masquerading as a threat to kill all the other decoy families.
The plot becomes tangled before Rick decides that there is only one way to solve this and that is to go “Highlander” which means to kill everyone until only one “real family” is left. As the rest of the episode unfolds with all the decoy smith families trying to kill each other.
The last battle ends with everyone dying almost in a spaghetti western style. In a surprising twist, we see that Mr. Wants-to-be-hunted has gone rogue as no one hunted him and kills the last remaining members, including Rick.
The final scene then cuts to the entire Smith family inside Rick’s spacecraft insinuating they all went on a “space” road trip, and along the way have bumped back into Space Beth. Space Beth was left as a bit of a cliffhanger in the Season 4 Finale where the entire family has no idea which Beth is the clone or not. Perhaps this will be answered in Episode 3 of this season now that Space Beth has potentially returned?
While in the spacecraft, Rick is notified of the death of the “decoy family” in which the entire family starts in an uproar mirroring the reactions of all the decoy families.
The Episode ends.
Rick and Morty Season 5 Theories, Spoilers, and Leaks
A quick promo clip was released from Adultswim and retweeted by @swimpedia. The title for Episode 3 is “The Rickconvenient Mort” based loosely on The Inconvenient Truth. The promo shows Rick and Morty in what’s presumed to be another universe before the weather begins to release acid rain. They are confronted by a Saturday morning cartoon villain type and a female parody of Captain Planet. The title and the promo certainly tease the idea that this could be environmental-themed which wouldn’t be the first time in the season. In Episode 1 we saw the topic of the environment being raised by the sexually active ocean god Mr. Nimbus several times.
Where to Watch Rick and Morty Season 5 Episode 3
If based in the US, Rick and Morty Season 5 Episode 3 will be streaming on Adultswim. If based in The UK, Rick and Morty fans will be able to stream it on The Channel 4 website for free.
When is the Release Date and Time of Rick and Morty Episode 3?
Rick and Morty Episode 3 will definitely be something to look forward to as the duo potentially cleans up or destroy the environment of this new world. Tune in at the end of this week to find out more as it will be released on July 4th at 11 pm ET/PT on Adultswim.
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In Season 5 Episode 1 of the new Rick and Morty “Mort Dinner Rick Andrew”, the world was introduced to the extraordinary character of Mr. Nimbus, Rick’s arch-nemesis.
In an inside the episode special on Adultswim, Rick and Morty writers and creators gave the inside scoop on the creation of the character. Creator Dan Harmon explained that Nimbus isn’t a new character.
“Nimbus has been talked about here for a while”
Before writer Jeff Loveness went on to explain further;
“He was in another episode that died, but we all loved nimbus so much that we were waiting for a chance to use him. Nimbus is the antithesis of rick, maybe he’s the purest form of rick. Nimbus is actually happy with himself because he is the king of the ocean and he controls the police.”
Is Nimbus Really Rick’s Arch Enemy?
In an interview with The Wrap, creator Justin Roiland delved further into the topic of Nimbus’s part to play within the Rick and Morty Universe and if/why he is actually Rick’s Nemesis. He explains:
“To me, this is just another one. Like, it’s his “nemesis,” he calls him his nemesis, but this guy is just another in a long list of people that Rick has created a bunch of beef with. And that was what was kind of funny about it and that’s why we leaned into highlighting this character as his, quote-unquote, nemesis, like calling him like that and making it an official big thing because of how ridiculous this character is. Anyone watching would know that this guy’s not really much of a challenge for Rick. But with a character like Rick, who is just so invincible, it’s hard to write for a character like that.”
It's true, that as a Rick and Morty fan, you truly believe that as the smartest man in the multiverse, that the great Rick Sanchez is capable of doing anything. Even in the Vindicators 3 episode, we see him effortlessly take down world ender while blind drunk. So in order for him to feel threatened or like he can’t outsmart such a ridiculous character is hilarious, a bit like his erratic fear of pirates!
Inspirations for Mr. Nimbus
Although not confirmed by the creators, it would be difficult not to see that there is certainly a resemblance between Mr. Nimbus and Prince Namor of Atlantis from The Marvel Comics. Although he has not yet entered the MCU, Prince Namor is definitely a more sexualized version of DC’s Aquaman. He is known for regularly walking around in his pants, showing off his abs, and slicking his hair back. He regularly appears in issues of The Fantastic Four as their foe while simultaneously trying to win the affection of Sue Storm, the invisible woman. We see similar character traits in the episode as he visits Rick for a peace treaty while simultaneously offering a threesome to Beth and Jerry. It also seems from the similar attire and the overtop hilarious sexualization of Mr. Nimbus that he is perhaps a parody of Namor that the Rick and Morty writers clearly had fun with.
The introduction of Mr. Nimbus has gone down well with fans and could easily be as loved as Mr. Meeseeks.
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There is no denying that Rick and Morty is one of the most anticipated shows on TV. Coming to our screens in December 2013, the first episode introduced us to socially anxious teenager Morty Smith and his alcoholic genius scientist Grandpa Rick Sanchez. The two have gone on many adventures within different planets, multiverses, and timelines. But there are some that stand out more than others - Pickle Rick is one of them.
The Pickle Rick Episode - Rick and Morty Season 3
Pickle Rick is one of the few Rick and Morty episodes where the title actually conveys the entirety of what the episode is about - Rick turning himself into a pickle. In an interview with GQ magazine, Rick and Morty writer Dan Harmon gives the background behind Pickle Rick saying:
“I remember kind of immediately leaping on it and saying, ‘Well, because that sounds like such a dumb innocuous thing, why would Rick do that?’ And the answer has to be the most complex thing,”
Harmon then goes on to say:
“It was the like RV breaking down in the desert episode of ‘Breaking Bad.’ This idea where you take an icon and you say, ‘Well what makes them tick on the inside?’ And you do that by depriving them of everything, and then you learn so much more about them.”
It’s so true that the Pickle Rick episode does that! Starting with nothing but his own pickle juice, we see Rick use his genius to trap and kill an insect, all the way to building an artificial skeleton suit from nothing but Rat corpses and junk that ends up matching the tech of the iron man suit. He does this all before battling and winning against a group of Russian mafia-like bosses. It’s in this episode that we really see Rick’s intelligence and resourcefulness truly come to life.
However, the episode also acts as a strong metaphor for Ricks alcoholism and literally being “pickled” Harmon explains:
“That episode is so much about alcoholism and yet it’s the only episode of Rick and Morty where alcohol or references to booze are completely gone because I noticed that right at the end and pulled the one reference to him being an alcoholic out, so it’s like this pure metaphor.”
Hints that Pickle Rick Could Return in Season 5 Rick and Morty
The Rick and Morty writing team have absolutely brought back fan-favorite characters in the past including the return of Mr. Meeseeks in Season 4 Episode 1 when the characters were used separately by both Rick and Morty to protect and assassinate on their behalf. We’ve also seen the return of Mr. Poopeybutthole and there are even scenes in the Rick and Morty intro of a dying Noob Noob from the Vindicators. So it doesn’t seem impossible that Pickle Rick could return in a cameo performance. In fact, he already has.
In Rick and Morty Season 4 Episode 1, while Rick brings Morty on an adventure to salvage death crystals, Rick explains that they can show the user all the ways in which they can die depending on their current actions. Before Morty begins to take all the actions he can to die with Jessica, Rick holds the crystal to his forehead and we see a multitude of ways the great Rick Sanchez passes.
This includes a jacked Squanchy ripping him apart but also a stationery Pickly Rick being eaten by a dog. This could be a hint that we’ll see Rick turn himself into a Pickle once more, but it’s unlikely we would see an entire storyline based upon that when the writers have so many broader concepts to explore. Farewell, Solenya!
Which character do you want to see a return in Rick and Morty Season 5? New episodes can be streamed each week on Adult Swim, Sunday nights at 11 pm Et/PT.
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