The directors of Marvel Studios’ biggest hits, Joe and Anthony Russo, are big fans of the video game Fortnite, and they teamed up with Epic Games to direct the cinematic opening for the game’s latest installment.
Epic launched Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 6: Primal on Tuesday, which the company says is the most story-driven event it’s ever produced so far for the game.
Donald Mustard, Epic’s chief creative officer, said “the Russos and their team worked with the game’s developers to write, storyboard and direct not only the opening cinematic but also much of the character setup in Chapter 2 Season 6 that has yet to be revealed.” He went on to say:
“The Zero Crisis Finale is a defining moment for what’s coming next in the evolving experience of the island and Chapter 2 in the game. When we were laying out the story for Season 5 and Season 6 we wanted to tell it in a really authentic and character-driven way, and we knew there was no one better to help us do that then the Russos.”
The Russo Bros. said in a statement, “It’s been fantastic working with the team at Epic. Fortnite holds a unique place in pop culture, and we think Donald Mustard is a visionary storyteller who continues to take us all into unexplored territory.”
In the game’s Chapter 2 Season 6, “reality has collapsed in the process of containing the Zero Point, resulting in a Primal biome where modern ways of life are no more. In the middle of the ‘Fortnite’ map is a towering stone spire and a new stucco village surrounding it, beyond which are other Primal points of interest like Boney Burbs and Colossal Crops.”
You can watch the Zero Crisis cinematic opening for Fortnite below and as you’ll see, it’s filled with all kinds of pop-culture fun! The Terminator, Xenomorphs, Predator, Ripley, Sarah Connor, and more show up.