When asked about the possibility of a “Rick and Morty” movie, producer Scott Marder responded, “I do think it’ll happen, I do. It’d be daunting. I wouldn’t be shocked if there’s one that comes down the pipe someday.”
Given that Marder spoke of a “Rick and Morty” movie as something he “wouldn’t be shocked” to see in production, it appears that a “Rick and Morty” movie isn’t yet a sure thing. It’s possible, then, that an unexpected decline in viewership upon the series’ return, for example, could affect the likelihood of a movie down the line. Still, it seems to be something on the minds of the creatives behind “Rick and Morty,” at the very least, or perhaps even something planned for an unspecified time in the future.
In the same panel discussion, Summer Smith voice actor Spencer Grammer also commented on the complications involved in the prospect of a “Rick and Morty” film. “It’s gonna be like a 3D interactive movie that also has like a theme park. … I don’t know if you can just do a straight movie. It wouldn’t be good enough,” Grammer said. “There’s just so much in each episode that’s canonical as well and continues to build on itself over these many seasons.”
While parts of her comment may have been in jest, Grammer speaks to the ambition required for a proper “Rick and Morty” movie. Animation is a laborious medium. Matched with the dense writing of “Rick and Morty,” a movie will most likely be a significant undertaking. Based on Marder and Grammer’s comments, however, a “Rick and Morty” movie seems to remain a real possibility — whether the result ends up being a traditional film, or does indeed include a theme park somehow.