Somehow, we are only a few days away from the third season of Rick and Morty (if you don’t count the April Fool’s Day episode). Co-creator Dan Harmon and writer Ryan Ridley were on hand at San Diego Comic-Con to discuss what fans can expect (besides Pickle Rick) and the conversation turned to Evil Morty.
For those that don’t know, Evil Morty was a character in the 10th episode of the first season. “Close Rick-counters of the Rick Kind” saw the main characters abducted by alternate-reality Ricks and charged with crimes against Ricks because this show is ridiculous in the best way possible. Evil Morty wears an eye patch which conceals the cybernetics he was using to control his Rick but Evil Morty — or as I like to call him, Mortyiarty — is able to escape in the chaos at the end of the episode, never to be seen again.
Or did he?
While speaking to Dan Harmon, he has this to say. “I can neither confirm nor deny the return of Evil Morty.”
At this point, Ryan Ridley added that it is a very pertinent question to ask before Harmon interrupted with a very Harmon-esque response. “I would say a character like Evil Morty would be so powerful that his existence would transcend even this conversation where, before you even ask the question, I would be compelled to not answer.”
The two also touched on the relationship between Beth and Summer going into the third season. In one of Harmon’s favorite episode, Rick and Jerry go on an adventure, leaving Beth and Summer (and Morty) to their own devices. Upon hearing how much Harmon loved the episode, Ridley was shocked but pleased. “Really? I wrote that episode and I was so nervous.”
See more of my interview in the video above!