Ever since Solar Opposites first debuted on Hulu, there have been questions on how the show would tie in with Rick and Morty. The characters are aliens, Rick and Morty travel through several worlds and dimensions, and the show is co-created by two major players behind Rick and Morty's success, Justin Roiland and Mike McMahan. A crossover sounds like it would be a simple thing to get done, but as both men pointed out, that's far from the case.
The duo spoke about the odds of a crossover during [email protected], and suffice to say it's a long shot if this crossover ever happens. Before Rick and Morty fans begin the theories of some falling out between Dan Harmon and the two men, Justin Roiland said that the real hangup is something that's more or less out of both of their control:
You gotta ask these giant, lumbering mega-corporations that have merged together like water droplets just growing into a giant ocean-sized whatever. Maybe if they just finally merge together into one giant thing, it'll happen...We just gotta get these corporations on board and make nice with each other and lend the IP.
For a Rick and Morty and Solar Opposites crossover to happen, the minds at AT&T and Disney would have to reach some sort of agreement to share the IPs. Neither Justin Roiland nor Mike McMahan knew the odds of it happening, but they did know it would be the decision of some people above them with more say in the matter.
As far as what Solar Opposites would ever do if it crossed over with Rick and Morty, Mike McMahan did have a rather hilarious pitch. The idea would pit the major characters of both shows together, though maybe not in the way fans would expect.
Everybody’s sitting in a room, and they’re writing emails asking the Power Rangers to do a crossover with Star Trek, the whole time. And then at the end they’ll be like, ‘Whoa we’re out of time!’
It's a funny idea, but perhaps more of a jokey acknowledgment that a Rick and Morty crossover isn't on the way for Solar Opposites anytime soon. Either that or they do have a real idea they're playing close to the chest for that day should it ever come. It certainly will be much more of a challenge considering the crossover would require collaborations between two entirely separate corporate entities, but it's not like those types of crossovers are completely unheard of. They're certainly a rarer form of crossover, so maybe fans shouldn't hold their breath on this one happening.
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