The Russo Brothers Directed the Newest Fortnite Trailer
It turns out the start of Fortnite’s latest season brought in some familiar directors to helm the explosive Season 6 cinematic reveal trailer.
“It’s been fantastic working with the team at Epic,” the duo said in a statement to Variety. “Fortnite holds a unique place in pop culture, and we think Donald Mustard (Epic Games’ chief creative officer) is a visionary storyteller who continues to take us all into unexplored territory.”
Mustard said his team and the Russo Brothers, whose latest film is the Tom Holland-starring Cherry, worked together 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,” according to Variety.
This isn’t the first time the director duo has worked with Epic Games. They brought Thanos into the game as a Fortnite x Avengers: Infinity War crossover event. That crossover happened after the Russo Brothers reached out directly to Epic.
“Over the past few months, while we were editing Infinity War, we’d take breaks to hop on and get in a few games,” Joe Russo said. “And then we started thinking, ‘How cool would it be to have some kind of Avengers-Fortnite mashup? So we stalked Donald [Mustard].”
Check out the Russo Brothers-directed Zero Crisis story cinematic trailer and then check out this gameplay from the single-player Zero Crisis finale event. Be sure to watch the Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 6 battle pass trailer if you’re planning to jump into the game this season and then check out IGN’s Fortnite Primal crafting guide after that.
Wesley LeBlanc is a freelance news writer and guide maker for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter @LeBlancWes.