Avengers: Infinity War must be one of the most talked about films of the decade and now we’re here to talk about it a little bit more.
That’s because Infinity War is about to make a crossover with something equally as popular and talked about – Fortnite.
Yes that’s right. Avengers – the biggest film of recent times – and Fornite – the most popular video game in the universe – are coming together for a brand new Fortnite mode.
The new mode, fittingly titled the ‘Infinity Gauntlet Limited Time Mashup’, begins like any other Battle Royale match. However somewhere in the map is the Infinity Gauntlet.
Whoever’s able to get to the Infinity Gauntlet and equip it immediately turns into Thanos, beholding the insane power he possesses in the film – and who doesn’t want to wreak some havoc like Thanos.
So far, it isn’t known exactly what being Thanos will entail, however, the announcement claims the person who finds the gauntlet will ‘wield all the power that comes with him [Thanos].
The idea for the crossover, which we can only imagine will be absolutely huge, came from the directors of Infinity War, Joe and Anthony Russo.
Joe explained to Entertainment Weekly magazine:
Over the past few months, while we were editing Infinity War, we’d take breaks to hop on and get in a few games.
And then we started thinking, how cool would it be to have some kind of Avengers–Fortnite mashup? So we stalked [Epic Games creative director Donald Mustard].
Of course, Mustard agreed.
The Infinity Gauntlet mode will be available for free across every Fortnite Battle Royale platform starting tomorrow, (May 8), although it’s not known how long the mode will last for.
Infinity War dropped like a giant alien bully from the skies just over a week ago and those cinema seats have been filling up faster then Hulk at a Shake Shack.
Officially released in UK cinemas Wednesday, April 26, and then a day later in US theatres, the behemoth of comic book kick-assery has just spanked past $1 billion in world box office sales today (Saturday May 5).
CNN reports, in the 11 days following its release, Avengers: Infinity War made more than Wonder Woman, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Guardians of the Galaxy, X-Men: Days of Future Past and Justice League combined.
Last weekend Infinity War smashed the record for biggest global opening in film history, beating previous titleholder The Fate of the Furious’s $541 million with an estimated $640.9m.
Infinity War joins an elite club of just 34 films to break the billion dollar box office barrier. Don’t really know how to take that, what with the mad rate of inflation that’s taken place in my lifetime, but let’s have a look at some of them.
No really, I swear when I was a kid, it cost a couple of quid to see a film. It costs a small fortune to go to the pictures nowadays.
The top 10 grossing films aren’t even all comic book movies for those of you who like to moan about the state of modern cinema:
- Avatar (2009): $2,788,000,000
- Titanic (1997): $2,187,500,000
- Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015): $2,068,200,000
- Jurassic World (2015): $1,670,400,000
- Marvel’s The Avengers (2012): $1,518,800,000
- Furious 7 (2015): $1,516,000,000
- Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015): $1,405,400,000
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part Two (2011): $1,341,500,000
- Black Panther (2018): $1,334,900,000 (and counting)
- Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017): $1,331,200,000 (and counting)
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Joseph Loftus is a Gold Standard NCTJ journalist with four years experience working for international and regional press.
As well as working for UNILAD and LADbible, Joseph has worked as Liverpool Correspondent for Unsigned & Independent Magazine, as well as stints with the Liverpool Echo and Warrington Guardian.