When Avengers: Infinity War was hitting theaters, many were calling it one of the most ambitious crossover events of our time, bringing together numerous heroes from a variety of Marvel films. However ambitious, the film has been a huge success, bringing in one billion dollars in just 11 days. It appears that Disney had so much success with their first crossover that they are now attempting another.
But, of course, Disney isn’t going to work with just anyone. As a dominant force in multiple forms of media, it’s not surprising that they would only work with those that have proven their worth. While they might not have hit that billion dollar mark, the internationally popular video game Fortnite did make over $125 million in February 2018 – an impressive feat that might have caught the attention of Disney executives.
Now, the gaming titan is teaming up with the media conglomerate for a Fortnite-Infinity War crossover event. It’s likely no coincidence that Fortnite launched their new superhero-themed season just as Infinity War was being released. Now, as announced by Epic Games on Twitter, an officially sponsored crossover event is arriving on May 8. The image shared features Fortnite’s villainous Omega standing side-by-side with Thanos, Marvel’s most infamous titan.
EW received exclusive details regarding the collaboration:
“The ‘Infinity Gauntlet Limited Time Mashup’ mode for Battle Royale will feel just like a standard slugfest — with one major difference: One hundred players will descend upon the map and fight until one player is left standing, as usual, but this time you’ll do so with the Infinity Gauntlet in play.
The artifact containing all six Infinity Stones — the same one Thanos used to cripple Earth’s Mightiest Heroes on the big screen — will appear on the map. Whomsoever finds and equips it will transform into Thanos himself, wielding all the power that comes with him.”
With the power of the Infinity Gauntlet on one’s side, it shouldn’t be too hard to achieve a Victory Royale. But, it’s safe to say that with this kind of cross-promotion between today’s largest video game and movie franchises, the real winners here are Epic Games and Disney.
Photo Courtesy of Epic Games