In recent years, Fortnite has become a kind of pop franchise bonanza, with characters from a variety of fictitious universes that enter the game. That has included a series of heroes and villains from the Marvel Universe, especially in a full season with Marvel theme last year. While that lot of content brought characters as Iron Man, Thor, She-Hulk and Doctor Doom to the game, there is still a long list of characters that fans expect to see appear, and a new filtration could insinuate a fairly important one. According to a new Tweet of the Fortnite Hyper filter, the most recent hotfix for the title of Epic Games includes labels for The Phoenix Force Set, which could well insinuate that Jean Gray / Phoenix will enter the game.
While there have been no previous speculations or indications that Jean Gray would appear at Fortnite, it certainly feels like a possibility, after the characters of X-Men, Mystique and Storm, entered the game. And although the key name Phoenix Force could easily apply to another Marvel character, there have been cases of some quite clear references in the Fortnite code, more recently with the next Naruto crossing.
Created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby in 1963 X-Men 1, Jean Gray is a powerful telepath that eventually joins an alien entity called Phoenix Force. Over the years, Jean has looked many costumes like Marvel Girl, Phoenix and Dark Phoenix, so it is not known what incarnation could reach Fortnite.
From last year s Nexus War season, Fortnite Marvel references have been largely dispersed through new cosmetics and masks for characters related to movies and television. But as explained last year the World Creative Director of Epic Games, Donald Mustard, the junction with Marvel will not stop soon.
The reason why we call this season Nexus War is that this is just the beginning, Mustard explained to the week at Marvel Podcast. This is only the beginning of many things that we have planned for many years in this integration of Marvel. This is not the end, this is the beginning ».
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