So, since the last season of Rick and Morty, one of the creators of the show and voices for both Rick and Morty (Justin Roiland) was accused of domestic abuse, which resulted in adult swim cutting ties with him and replacing him with new voice actors.
So the question a lot of fans have been asking is who’s replaced him and how are the new voices?.
Adult Swim is keeping the new voice actors a secret until the first episode airs on October 15th. Based on the two episodes I’ve seen, the new voices are really similar to the originals. Morty doesn’t have much of a chance to shine in those episodes, but you’ll hardly notice the difference. There’s just a slight change in pitch, but you’ll get used to it.
The first episode, ‘How Poopy Got His Poop Back,’ focuses on Mr. Poopybutthole going through a tough time. Unfortunately, it does have some pacing issues at the beginning. The first 10 minutes seem a bit rushed, especially with the introduction of returning characters. However, the rest of the episode has enjoyable moments, especially with a certain cameo halfway through.
Episode 2, “The Jerrick Trap,” is where the new season really takes off. It’s a clever twist on the movie “Freaky Friday” and has fantastic pacing, action, and jokes. It captures the essence of a classic Rick & Morty episode. I’d even go as far as saying it’s one of my top 5 favorites! And it’s awesome to see them explore the relationship between Rick and Jerry. Can’t wait to hear your thoughts on it!
Episode 1 didn’t have the strongest start, but episode 2 really kicks season 7 into high gear! I’m hopeful that the rest of the season will continue to show that even without Justin Roiland, the show is still as awesome as ever. Can’t wait to see what’s in store for the rest of the season.
The first 2 episodes of Rick & Morty Season 7 is a clever and promising entry for this new season. The new voices are exciting and manages to reach the original’s level.
Rick & Morty Season 7 premieres on October 15.