'Rick and Morty' Season 4 Photos Tease Return of a Tragic Season 3 Hero

Is this the origin of Crocubot?

Rick Sanchez is flying solo in Rick and Morty Season 4 if the first official look at the new season is any indication, and he might be exploring the origins of one tragic character from Season 3. Remember Crocubot, everyone’s least favorite Vindicator?

Entertainment Weekly revealed the first two official photos from Rick and Morty Season 4 on Tuesday afternoon. One image depicts a blissed-out Rick Sanchez walking in a majestic field of alien plants with an uncharacteristically serene look on his face. In the second, Rick is in a fight with a group of armed reptilian cyborgs, and their design feels like a mix between Photography Raptor, Rick’s own high-tech armor, and Crocubot.

One might think these creatures were crocodiles or alligators, but their clawed hands resemble something closer to a dinosaur, such as a raptor. Unlike Photography Raptor, these guys want to do something far more violent than take Rick’s picture.

They’re all outfitted with different tiers of cybernetic enhancements that look more advanced that Crocubot’s. They also have some green substance feeding into their nostrils, probably so they can breathe in this alien atmosphere. Or maybe the substance is like the venom that makes Bane, the Batman villain, get so swole.

We know one thing for sure: Dinobots are already way cooler than Crocubots.

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An official look at 'Rick and Morty' Season 4 from 'Entertainment Weekly'.

One figure that’s almost completely robotic lies dead on the ground with a knife stabbed into its face. Given Rick’s angry expression, the fires in the area, and the two Dinobots with guns pointed at Rick, he’s definitely fighting against them.

Could Crocubot be an outcast of this culture? Or is he a different species entirely?

In this photo and the other one, Rick isn’t joined by Morty or Summer or any other companion. True to the dynamic established in the Season 3 finale, Rick has become the outcast in his own family. How often will Rick be alone in Season 4?

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'Rick and Morty' Season 4

By the time fans get to watch the Season 4 premiere in November, it will have been more than two years since Season 3 ended. But before the premiere, we’ll likely we’ll learn a lot more about the new season.

There’s a Rick and Morty panel happening at San Diego Comic-Con later this week on Friday, July 19 at 4 p.m. Eastern, so fans can a lot more information about Season 4 to come out soon.


Rick and Morty premieres sometime in November 2019.