I was showering just an hour ago and I had a thought. Well, it's more of an irrational anger sort of thing, but still a thought.
You see how Merryweather are still operational in Southern San Andreas when it became canon that GTA Online now takes place in 2017, even though Merryweather lost the right to operate in America after the storyline of GTA V completed in late 2013? Well, considering how Rockstar sh*t on Trevor by radically changing his character from hating Vinewood and everything superficial to actually indulging in what he used to hate, I have a feeling they'll justify Merryweather's existence by saying that Option C is no longer canon, even though it's obviously the canon one because there's even official artwork of the Trio looking at the trunk Devin's Black Tornado.
I think they will try to claim that Michael was killed by Franklin to explain why Merryweather still exists on American soil and why we still deliver to Devin's house during I/E missions instead of doing the obvious two things; retcon Merryweather's ejection from America, and state that Devin's house is now owned by some other rich asswipe. With the direction this franchise is hurling towards, I won't be surprised that Rockstar will actually do this just to indirectly declare that the singleplayer aspect of GTA is dead and Online is the only thing they give a sh*t about. Hell, they could do the exact same thing that Trevor did with Johnny and have the bland mute GTAO protagonist personally kill Trevor during a cutscene just to feed their narcissistic ego without effort.
Eh, I hope I'm just overreacting and that this doesn't become a reality. It really peeves me when creators maim their creations for the sake of attention and profit.