Hey there, fellow Rick & Morty fans! The world of everyone’s favorite animated sci-fi comedy is about to see some major changes in its upcoming seventh season. We’re here to give you the lowdown on all the Rick and Morty cast updates we know so far. First things first, let’s address the elephant in the room: Justin Roiland, the co-creator of the show, has stepped away from his roles as a writer, showrunner, and voice actor for the series. Now, this might send shockwaves through the multiverse, considering Roiland voiced some iconic characters like Rick and Morty themselves. But fret not, dear viewers, because the show’s creators are on a quest to find voice actors who can capture the essence of these beloved characters.
The good news is that, apart from Rick, Morty, and a few other key characters, the rest of the Rick & Morty cast is expected to return for the seventh season. We’re eagerly awaiting the official cast list, but rest assured, the Smith family members are likely to stay the same. Plus, there’s a chance we’ll see some familiar faces from previous seasons making a comeback.
Now, let’s get into the nitty-gritty of the casting changes.
Rick Sanchez – TBD
Rick Sanchez is the mad genius at the center of the show, and Justin Roiland brought him to life for the first six seasons. While we’re sad to see him go, the production is on the hunt for a sound-alike actor who can capture Rick’s arrogance, dismissive attitude, and penchant for spouting nonsense while still sounding somewhat normal. Some names that fans have thrown into the ring as possible replacements include H. John Benjamin, Danny DeVito, and Will Arnett.
Morty Smith – TBD
Morty, Rick’s often terrified grandson and our lovable protagonist, is also in need of a new voice actor. The creators are searching for someone who can mimic Morty’s distinctive voice. Seth Green, known for his animated voice work in shows like Family Guy and Robot Chicken, is a popular suggestion. Others have mentioned Charlie Day, Michael Cera, and Finn Wolfhard as potential replacements.
Chris Parnell as Jerry Smith
Chris Parnell is set to reprise his role as Jerry Smith, Morty’s father, Beth’s husband, and Summer’s dad. Jerry’s a lovable loser who’s always fretting about things and has a complicated relationship with Rick. Parnell’s career took off when he joined the Groundlings comedy troupe and later became a Saturday Night Live cast member. He’s been part of some iconic comedy sketches and has lent his voice to various animated series, including Archer.
Spencer Grammer as Summer Smith
Spencer Grammer returns as Summer Smith, Jerry and Beth’s daughter and Morty’s sister. Summer is a teenage girl who took over her role after the Smith family’s unfortunate demise. You might recognize Spencer from her early role on Cheers or her lead role in the ABC Family series Greek.
Sarah Chalke as Beth Smith & Space Beth
Sarah Chalke joins the Rick & Morty universe as Beth Smith, Morty’s mother and Rick’s daughter. Chalke also voices Space Beth, who may or may not be the original Beth or a clone. Chalke’s acting journey started with musical theater, and she later gained fame as Dr. Elliot Reid in Scrubs.
Kari Wahlgren as Space Cruiser
Kari Wahlgren takes on the role of the Space Cruiser and its AI, known as D.I.A.N.E. Wahlgren’s career spans both anime and American animation, with roles in series like Witch Hunter Robin, Samurai Champloo, and Phineas and Ferb.
Mr. Poopybutthole – TBD
Mr. Poopybutthole, the quirky, fourth-wall-breaking family friend, is another character that needs recasting. Whoever takes on this role must match the high-energy vibes of Justin Roiland’s performance. Given the similarities between Morty and Mr. Poopybutthole, any actor suitable for Morty could potentially fill this role.
Keith David as President Curtis
Keith David voices President Curtis, an antagonist who could return for the seventh season. David has had a prolific acting career, with notable roles in films like The Thing and They Live, as well as voice acting in Gargoyles and Spawn.
Phil Hendrie as Principal Gene Vagina
Phil Hendrie reprises his role as Principal Vagina, the hilariously incompetent high school principal. Hendrie, a former radio DJ, has a history of creating fictional characters, which served as a foundation for his voice acting career in shows like King of the Hill and Futurama.
Mr. Meeseeks – TBD
Lastly, Mr. Meeseeks, those cheerful and helpful beings summoned by the Meeseeks Box, need a new voice. YouTube star Sean Kelly, known for his spot-on impersonations of Mr. Meeseeks, could be a strong contender. With Justin Roiland voicing multiple characters, there are other roles, like Taddy Mason and Cromulons, that might need replacements too.
Wrapping it up!
The Rick and Morty Season 7 cast is gearing up for some changes, but as fans of this interdimensional rollercoaster ride, we’re brimming with anticipation to witness how these fresh voice actors will put their own unique spin on these beloved characters. Will they capture the essence of Rick’s brilliant recklessness or Morty’s endearing nervousness? Only time will tell, and we’ll be right here, alongside Rick and Morty, eagerly awaiting the unfolding adventures.
So, fasten your seatbelts, fellow travelers, because as we embark on this new journey through the multiverse, we’re confident that the genius minds behind the show will continue to deliver the absurdity, wit, and heart that we’ve come to expect. Stay tuned for more updates, dimension-hoppers, as we journey with the dynamic duo we all know and love!