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Fortnite will see "many years of Marvel integration," current storyline is "just the beginning," says Epic

Marvelous news!

The current season in Fortnite is all about Marvel, and its seen a ton of integration with the comic brand through skins, storylines, and more. While the season may be coming to an end somewhat soon, don't expect the Marvel tie-ins to disappear. According to Fortnite boss Donald Mustard, things are just getting started.

Mustard shared some insight into future Marvel collabs on the This Week in Marvel podcast. You can see his full comments below.

"The reason we called this season Nexus War is that this is just the start of lots of stuff we have planned for many years of Marvel integration. This is not the end, this is the beginning. We thought a really good POV-style character which could set this up [earlier this year] was Deadpool, kind of fourth-wall breaking. And then Cap in July, building up to this moment...

We had this moment in Fortnite which happened around a year ago where... the Zero Point reorganised all the matter around the island and kind of created this new island. That's the moment that attracted Galactus. [He] felt this re-organising of reality and was like 'huh, there's this energy source at the centre of everything and if I can consume that, I can consume not just the Marvel reality but I can consume everything.'

What if instead of treating [Fortnite's story] like a normal narrative, I'm going to create a world where the island is the main character - so I'm going to treat the island like that traditional arc. And we've planned it that way. Like, I have the story and the narrative structure planned out for many, many, many years. And we're only three years in to an arc we have way planned out - like, the big beats of how that'll work.

Over the years, players will understand why when they embody or inhabit a character like Wolverine or Iron Man this season.
There are some really big hints on the mythology of Fortnite in this season right now, as players start to understand why Thor is losing his abilities... that stuff is going to be real to players, part of the philosophy..."

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Mon Oct 26 20 05:21pm
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This always struck me as an odd partnership. On one hand, Marvel doesn’t need the exposure, at least not since these collabs started. Marvel was at the height of its popularity with the MCU when these started. And Epic doesn’t exactly need Marvel to draw in players...so to me it seems like Epic is probably paying a boatload of money to Disney for not much return on either side to be honest.
Same with the Star Wars stuff.

That assuming it’s Epic paying Disney and not the other way around...but either way I don’t see it being a worthwhile investment.

I’m wondering if we will see more DC and Star Wars related stuff in the future too?

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