Rick and Morty’s return to UK ground is getting closer by the day and now we’re just grabbing on to every bit of information we can get our hands on.
Now we know the first episode is called Edge of ToMorty: Rick Die Rickpeat – which is very obviously a mock-up of the 2014 action film Edge Of Tomorrow.
They even managed to get the tagline of ‘Live. Die. Repeat.’ In the title too…so we guess Rick may be accidentally almost kicking the bucket once or twice – and being stuck in a timeloop.
In the Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt led movie, aliens have invaded Europe, and Cruise’s leading man William Cage ends up literally going round in circles, restarting each day when he dies.
So basically just your average day for Rick and Morty then, eh?
It’s not the only movie inspired instalment on its way this season four – with Rattlestar Ricklactica and One Crew Over The Crewcoo’s Morty also on the episode line-up for the first five episodes.
Somehow even US TV staple Law and Order is getting a look in – with Claw and Hoarder: Special Ricktims Morty being thrown in there for good measure.
Previews have already given a thumbs up for this season – with celeb uber-fans including Avengers star Chris Evans unable to hide their excitement about it.
Den Of Geek described season four as ‘the good, solid, sci-fi punch in the face we all needed’.
However, they criticised the premiere episode Edge Of Tomorty: Rick Die Rickpeat as ‘just a bit too swear-heavy’ which came off as a ‘comedic crutch’.
‘When so many sentences are peppered with so many bleeps, it feels, well, lame somehow,’ the review goes on.
Collider was loving the episode too, saying: ‘If the Season 4 premiere is any indication, we’re in for a helluva ride this season, even if it’s a short one.’
It adds: ‘The way the episode resolves itself brings a strong moral message to the episode, which could be interpreted as “being content to live in the present”, though it’s presented in a true Rick and Morty style with plenty of alternate universe insanity.’
Rick and Morty returns in January 2020 on E4 in the UK, and 10 November on Adult Swim in the US.
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