The reports were true and SM Entertainment are making a super boy group by combining members of EXO, SHINee, and NCT into a group called Super M.
On August 7 local time, SM Entertainment held an official presentation in Los Angeles to unveil their plans for the upcoming collaboration group. Named Super M, the group will consist of SHINee’s Taemin, EXO members Baekhyun and Kai, and NCT members Taeyong, Mark, Ten, and Lucas. SM Entertainment founder Lee Soo Man announced that Super M will make their official debut in the United States this October and that the group will be focusing on overseas promotions. The agency has not yet disclosed whether Super M will also be promoting within Korea.
Perhaps the most noteworthy part about this is that they are focusing on overseas promotions.
While I understand the upset fans, I get the decision. EXO isn’t going to be whole for a while as the members head to the military, and the same goes for SHINee as well for their military stints (plus Onew’s mess exists as well). Meanwhile NCT could use a boost in Korea even though their fandom is doing well, so it makes sense to incorporate the company’s future as well. Granted, not every junior group has gotten the support of a senior group through literally being in a permanent unit with them.