It seems the gravitational pull of dimension-hopping, pickle-reversing madness brought to us by "Rick and Morty" has managed to snag a mega fan who just so happens to have superheroic directing chops. Zack Snyder, who's as known for causing ripples in the DC Universe as he is for his love of squinty, rain-soaked monochrome scenes, apparently sat down with Dan Harmon offering his... wait for it... "Snyder-ness".
According to Hollywood's ever-gossipy grapevine, Snyder invited the Grand Poobah of Multiverse Madness himself, Mr. Harmon, over to Warner Bros for a little teˆte-a-teˆte about potentiality of a Rick and Morty movie. Snyder, who, rumor has it, lurks around Fortnite as a blue-skinned genie-like being known as Mr. Meeseeks, casually floated the idea of lending his directorial powers to this 'potential' film.
Harmon, in between bouts of laughter, recalled Snyder's pitch, "Is there any way I can help get that movie started by using my Snyder-ness?" Given comedians' flair for the dramatic, it's hard to tell where the cold hard facts cease, and Harmon's playful embellishing begins. But Harmon's story suggests that Snyder's on board as soon as he returns from fighting parademons on his vacation (or whatever high-profile directors do on breaks).
Harmon pulled no punches about his grand vision—a ‘Snyder cut’ of the hypothetical movie. "So, the Rick and Morty movie is coming as soon as Zack Snyder gets back from his vacation, because I want to start with a Snyder cut of that movie and then I want to do the director’s cut of a Snyder cut release, so we can just have a six-hour Rick and Morty movie, and three hours of it is in black and white."
This isn't the first time the Snyder cut has popped up in the Rick and Morty universe. They famously ribbed 'The Snyder Cut' of Justice League in their Season 6 episode 2. However, it appears no heartstrings were plucked off tune given Snyder's recent partnership proposal.
Harmon spilt more about the potential, and frankly mouth-watering, concept. The idea, he said, is not to turn the entire franchise on its head but to extend its relentless madness for a feature-length caper. No dramatic overhauls, no arthouse showboat; just pure, unadulterated, 90-minute Rick and Morty greatness. More adventure, more sarcasm, more drooling, and yes, a bigger animation budget.
While fans wait for the Snyder cut of this not-yet-existent movie, they can chew on Rick and Morty's upcoming offering: Season 7, with new vocal talents behind the genius-grandpa-drunk and anxiety-ridden grandson duo. As you wait, don't forget to savor the anticipatory thrill of what might be to come. Would Harmon and Snyder truly dare to rock our interdimensional reality into black and white movie madness? Only time, and our favorite time-traveling sociopaths, will tell.
You must be logged in to post a comment!