Despite the convincing theory, other fans have questioned Rick and Morty vs. Genocider’s authenticity in relation to the mainline series.
When one commenter asked about the short’s canon to the series, the poster replied: “They put it out. But who knows.
“Rick can destroy an earth and move to the next so who’s to say what’s canon.”
No release date for season five has been set, so fans will have to wait patiently to see if the puzzling short factors into the next episodes.
Rick and Morty Season 4, Part 1 is available to stream on Netflix.