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The Transformers now exist in the MCU, and both fandoms have a ton of questions

Warning: This article incorporates spoilers for The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special.

James Gunn tends to throw canon to the wind for the sake of a hilarious joke that he is aware of will blow the followers’ minds – see Stan Lee being revealed as a messenger for the Watchers in Guardians Vol. 2 or the references to Bat-Mite in DC’s Peacemaker. Well, he’s solely gone and finished it once more in The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special, now streaming on Disney, which manages to make a complete different franchise that’s not owned by the Disney a part of MCU canon.

When Drax and Mantis first arrive in Hollywood, they arrive upon a spread of performers in costumes posing with passers-by exterior of the TCL Chinese Theater. This consists of an unlucky particular person wearing a GoBot costume – who Drax instantly tries to assault. As Mantis holds her good friend again, she apologizes and explains that “GoBots killed his cousin.” This is a hilarious second by itself, but it surely will get quite a bit funnier whenever you understand that, by implication, it brings the whole Transformers universe into the truth of Earth-616.

You see, GoBots hail from an Eighties toy/cartoon franchise that truly predates Hasbro’s extra well-known robots-in-disguise by a full yr. Ironically, nonetheless, the GoBots’ rights had been finally snapped up by Hasbro within the Nineteen Nineties they usually had been folded into the prolonged Transformers-verse. The stroke of genius behind this Guardians joke, although, is that Marvel and Transformers have an extended shared historical past. The traditional ’80s animated sequence was even produced by Marvel Productions and Marvel UK as soon as revealed an acclaimed run of comedian books.

And so, simply as Gunn little doubt deliberate, the followers are naturally tearing their hair out questioning how the GoBots could possibly be each fictional characters and actual beings within the MCU.

Now they’re getting it…

Wait, so does that imply the gods of the Transformers, like Primus, are Celestials? And are Unicron and Galactus — each planet-devouring entities — secretly finest buddies? The prospects are infinite…

Sadly, with the display rights for Transformers resting with Paramount Pictures, followers shouldn’t maintain out hope for, say, Optimus Prime and Captain America becoming a member of forces. But no less than now we all know that each worlds are a part of the identical huge multiverse of insanity.

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