Justaguy, dropping the quotes doesn't do/add much since literally any movie can take place in the story...if Oda changes his mind on a whim.
There's an interview with a member of the staff who stated that it is canon.
Not saying I agree, just that plopping down the quotes without context and understanding doesn't help.
And, yes, there are indeed problematic aspects of the film so it's not really that cut and dry.
Not to mention, the supposed cameo isn't confirmed (or at least not as far as I've heard).
It's worth discussing and worth bringing up the points, but like most FILMs, it exists in the same interstitial non-canon state as the others while leaving its foot awkwardly and stubbornly in the door at all times.
For now, I believe past events occured. Present events....
- Occured as in the movie (problematic)
- Occured but not exactly as in the movie.
- Did not occur but past events did.
Thanks Thanos.clap clap ＭＵＬＴＩＶＥＲＳＥ