Donald Mustard, Creative Director at Epic Games, has teased the possibility of Chris Hemsworth's character from new Netflix movie 'Extraction' coming to Fortnite.
Extraction dropped worldwide on Netflix on April 24, stemming from the directors of Avengers: Endgame, the Russo brothers. Chris Hemsworth, who plays Thor in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, stars as Tyler Rake, a ruthless mercenary tasked with saving a young boy in Bangladesh.
While the film has received generally mixed reviews, many have compared it to the John Wick film series - both directed by stuntmen and featuring barebones action narratives.
The comparisons to John Wick are actually what prompted the hints from Mustard. The Russo brothers jokingly tweeted a photo of Tyler Rake facing off against John Wick, with the caption: "Who you got in a fight? Tyler Rake or John Wick?"
In reply, Donald Mustard said: "Hey Joe. Maybe we should put Rake in Fortnite and find out".
Fortnite has become known for its ambitious crossover with some of the biggest movie franchises in the world, including the aforementioned Avengers series. John Wick was one of the first film characters added to Fortnite, way back in Season 3 of Chapter One.
Hey Joe. Maybe we should put Rake in Fortnite and find out ? https://t.co/oQIlMJtnCO
— Donald Mustard (@DonaldMustard) April 25, 2020
The tweets do not necessarily represent official confirmation, but the Russo brothers' response of "hells yeah" added to the excitement.
— Russo Brothers (@Russo_Brothers) April 25, 2020
If it was any game other than Fortnite, we'd tell you to temper your expectations and take the tweets with a pinch of salt. However, we have seen so many impressive crossovers in Epic's building battle royale that this actually seems possible.
Similarly, the fact Epic have collaborated with the work of the Russo brothers in the past makes a Tyler Rake appearance all the more likely. It's over to Epic to get it done.