Epic Games recently launched Fornite’s Chapter 2 Season 5: Primal event, and with it came an animated cinematic opener that sees pop culture icons battling out against each other as Agent Jones rushes to an orb of energy called Zero Point.
The 3-minutes long trailer is an exciting spectacle packed with action and a tinge of humour (like when Meow Meow punched a Predator right in the face). Combined with sound effects and a heart-pumping soundtrack in the background, the trailer is reminiscent of a certain superhero franchise.
And that’s because the Russo brothers – Anthony and Joe Russo – directed the opener. It turns out the brothers, whose most notable works include Marvel’s Avengers: Endgame and Avengers: Infinity War, are major fans of Fortnite and worked with the game’s developers to write, storyboard and direct the opening cinematic and the character setup in Chapter 2 Season 6.
“It’s been fantastic working with the team at Epic. Fortnite holds a unique place in pop culture, and we think Donald Mustard (Epic’s chief creative officer) is a visionary storyteller who continues to take us all into unexplored territory,” said the Russo brothers in a statement.
This is not the first time Epic and the Russo Brothers have collaborated. In 2018, the parties worked on a Fortnite and Infinity War crossover event.
The new Fortnite season opener is a solo-mission event and lets gamers play through Agent Jones’ mission in the Zero Crisis Finale. It will pick up right after Chapter 2 Season 5 and for the first time, see animals make an appearance on the island including frogs, chickens, wolves and wild boars.