“Rick and Morty” is no stranger to having celebrity guest stars as the hit Adult Swim show has become a huge hit worldwide. The second season of the series featured appearances from Tom Kenny of “SpongeBob SquarePants” fame, Keegan-Michael Key, Jordan Peele, Gary Cole, Christina Hendricks, and Stephen Colbert among others, and now, co-creators Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland revealed who their dream guest stars are for the animated series.
At San Diego Comic-Con (via Collider), Roiland said, “It was David Bowie for the past two seasons, but sadly that won’t happen now. Dom DeLuise would be nice, or Gary Coleman.”
Bowie passed away in January. The iconic singer had previously guest starred in a few animated films, including 2007’s “SpongeBob’s Atlantis SquarePantis.” DeLuise, who passed away in 2009, was a chef, actor, and comedian who lent his voice to animated TV series such as “Robot Chicken” and “Dexter’s Laboratory.” Coleman, who died in 2010, was best known for his work on “Diff’rent Strokes.” He also voiced some animated characters in “Robot Chicken” and “The Simpsons.”
As for Harmon, the co-creator has one actor in mind, and that is Vin Diesel.
“I just want to meet Vin Diesel,” said Harmon. I know he plays D&D [‘Dungeons & Dragons’] so I just want to have a conversation with him about doing it.”
Diesel is best known for starring in action films such as “The Fast and Furious” franchise. He has done voice work for “The Iron Giant” as the titular character.
Meanwhile, the cast and crew of “Rick and Morty” are gearing up for its third season, and while Harmon and Roiland kept mum about the new season’s plot, Harmon said that the season premiere presented welcome creative challenges and has been changed “a thousand times.”
“Episode 301 is the least compatible with the new viewer because we have so many loose ends to tie up,” said Harmon.
A premiere date for season 3 of “Rick and Morty” has yet to be announced by Adult Swim.