After some weeks of speculation and leaks, the appearance of Gogeta in Dragon Ball Super: Broly has been confirmed. In the short teaser above, the fusion of Goku and Vegeta can be seen in their basic, Super Saiyan and Super Saiyan Blue forms. It seems like it’s going to take both the Saiyan prince and Kakarot working together to take down Broly in the new film.
For those who aren’t up on their Dragon Ball lore, Gogeta is the fusion between Goku and Vegeta. However, this is actually a different fusion than the more familiar Vegito, the union of the two Saiyans that requires the use of the Potara Earings. Instead, Gogeta comes from a perfect execution of the Fusion Dance — the same dance Goten and Trunks use to become Gotenks.
Gogeta’s appearance in Broly is a big deal. His place in the Dragon Ball canon has been a source of debate for some time, just like Broly before the film was announced. Gogeta has appeared in a few places, notably Dragon Ball GT and the movie Fusion Reborn. Neither of these features are considered true Dragon Ball, while Dragon Ball Super: Broly is canon. And though Gogeta has never appeared in a canonical piece of Dragon Ball fiction, Goku and Vegeta have floated the idea before — making the idea of him canon, just not the execution.
Finally, Gogeta showing up in Broly means something for the sheer power level Broly must have in the film. Goku has struggled to beat a few opponents with his new Super Saiyan Blue and even Super Saiyan God powers — with Vegeta in a similar boat. If the two Saiyans put aside their pride to merge and defeat Broly, it seems the Legendary Super Saiyan is going to give Earth’s two greatest heroes a serious run for their money.
Dragon Ball Super: Broly will hit Japanese theaters on Dec. 14, with the film coming to the US and Canada on Jan. 16 of next year.