There are few movies that have had such a profound impact on pop culture as Back to the Future. The Robert Zemeckis trilogy literally defined an era of sci-fi films that relied on good characterization and inspired a generation of writers who went on to create wonderful shows. One of those shows is the famous Rick and Morty. And now, Adult Swim decided to give some quality fan service by giving Christopher Lloyd the role of Rick Sanchez!
As we all know, Christopher Lloyd played the role of the genius, but eccentric, Doctor Emmet Brown, popularly known as Doc, in Back to the Future. Alongside Marty McFly (Michael J Fox), Doc embarked on a journey that spanned three different centuries across time. All three movies of the trilogy were a huge success, which also inspired a short spin-off show called The Real Animated Adventures of Doc and Mharti. And it was this spin-off that inspired Justin Rolland to write Rick and Morty, as the resemblance between the two is uncanny.
Adult Swim made a promo with Christopher Lloyd as Rich Sanchez, and everyone lost their mind
And now, Roiland and Adult Swim decided to strengthen the connection between Back to the Future and Rick and Morty. And they did so by giving Rick Sanchez the honor of being played by Christopher Lloyd in a Rick and Morty season 5 promo. The caption of the tweet was C-137, which depicted that it was the 137th variant of the multiverse of Rick Sanchez. Alongside Lloyd, we saw Jaeden Martell (Knives Out, It), playing Morty in a very convincing manner. Lloyd belched like Rick would do and said “Morty, we’re home”.
And Christopher Lloyd was jovial to play the role too, retweeting the promo himself and replying with “Great Scott Morty”. That’s just some incredible fan service that no one could have a problem with.
That said, could this be a sign of things to come? Could we be seeing a real-life adaptation of Rick and Morty starring Christopher Lloyd? Well, we don’t know for sure right now sadly. Because all that Adult Swim has given us for now is just a promo. But, if there is any chance for an adaption to happen, Lloyd is the only character that can truly play Rick. After all, Rick is literally made in his image, so it would be apt for Lloyd to don the role. But, we’ll have to wait and see what Adult Swim has in store for us. For now, the fans will have to make do with the finale of Rick and Morty season 5.