Rick and Morty producer Scott Marder and star Spencer Grammer have weighed in on the possibility of a film spin-off.
The animated show has a lot coming up, including its long-awaited fifth season as well as a digital spin-off show featuring the Vindicators from all the way back in season three.
When Digital Spy recently chatted with Marder and Summer voice actress Grammer, the producer admitted his team would have to raise the stakes with a jump to the big screen,
“It’d be daunting,” he said. “I wouldn’t be shocked if there was one that comes down the pipeline someday. But I feel like every episode is a movie. I’d like to see what a movie would be. A movie would feel like the equivalent of a trilogy. We just pack so much in. It’d have to be pretty epic.”
Grammer added: “It’d have to be something so big. It’d have to be a 3D, interactive movie that also has a theme park. I don’t know if you can just do a straight movie. It wouldn’t be good enough.”
The producer joked that the movie would need a classic movie gimmick from yesteryear to set itself apart from other film spin-offs from popular shows.
“[It’ll be] once we finally get Smellovision working. Once everyone can use another sense,” he teased.
“I think there’s so much in each episode that’s canonical as well, and that continues to build on itself over these many seasons,” Grammer chimed in. “It’d be difficult to feel satisfied in just a movie, because the characters have grown and changed. We talked about it earlier.”
Still, Marder remains confident that a Rick & Morty movie “will happen” at some point, and is likely to be animated rather than live-action.
“I’m all for that – Rick and Morty in live-action,” Grammer countered. “That’d be cool. They better hire someone really good to play Summer, is all I’ll say.”
Rick and Morty airs on Adult Swim in the US, and on E4 and All 4 in the UK.