Justin Roiland’s replacements on Ricky and Morty have finally been revealed
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Justin Roiland’s replacements in the seventh season of Rick and Morty have been unveiled.
Fans finally have an answer who will step in to provide the voices of the beloved grandfather and son duo.
Drum roll please..
Variety reported that Ian Cardoni is the new voice of Rick Sanchez, and Harry Belden is Morty Smith.
Additionally, the opening credits no longer feature ‘Created by Justin Roiland and Dan Harmon’ and only show the infamous Rick and Morty logo.
The new episode of the latest season debuted over the weekend, with Adult Swim keeping the newest additions to the cast under wraps.
“We’re actually going to continue to keep the names of the new voice cast actors confidential until Sunday night’s east coast premiere,” the company said in an email, as per the outlet.
Adult Swim fired Roiland, a voice actor and co-creator of the show along with Dan Harmon, back in January after he was charged with domestic violence.
In a statement, Adult Swim/Cartoon Network/Boomerang Senior VP Communications Marie Moore said: "Adult Swim has ended its association with Justin Roiland."
However, in March, the charges against the 43-year-old were dropped.
Orange County District Attorney's spokeswoman, Kimberly Edds, said the two felony counts involving a former lover of Roiland’s were dropped ‘due to a lack of sufficient evidence beyond a reasonable doubt’, as per ABC News.
Roiland claimed he always knew these allegations were ‘false’ and wanted now ‘to move forward’.
"I'm thankful that this case has been dismissed but, at the same time, I'm still deeply shaken by the horrible lies that were reported about me during this process," he said via X.
He added: "I'm so disappointed that so many people were so quick to judge without knowing the facts, based solely on the word of an embittered ex trying to bypass due process and have me 'canceled'”.
Despite the charges being dropped, Cartoon Network president Michael Ouweleen and Rick and Morty producer Steve Levy confirmed they were still looking for a replacement.
"I'll take an example: there have been several great Bugs Bunny voice actors, and I love what Jeff Bennett has done with them,” he said, as per Premiere.
"But it's not Mel Blanc! And yet we recognize the character. I even think that for Rick and Morty we will do even better... It will be fine. It'll be great."