Someone please get Idris Elba some coffee. The Suicide Squad star, playing elite killer Bloodsport in James Gunn's superhero reboot, is squeezing in some Fortnite promos between all his other work, and it's kind of amusing how he either A) has no clue what Fortnite is or B) agreed to do this promo ten seconds earlier when his agent meekly interrupted his Q&A.
Either way, according to a new tweet from director James Gunn, we're getting a Suicide Squad x Fortnite crossover. We're definitely getting a Bloodsport skin, and other Suicide Squad skins might become available in advance of the movie's premiere next month. Bloodsport is arriving on August 3 at 8pm ET, a full three days before the film opens.
Check out the full trailer below.
Consider this your notice Superman 😈Bloodsport is coming to the Fortnite Item Shop on August 3, 2021 at 8PM ET!Don't forget to follow @idriselba @JamesGunn 👀 pic.twitter.com/hEIBnDg5YhJuly 29, 2021
Bloodsport is looking appropriately menacing, like a football player meshed with a xenomorph's face. It's basically the exact same look Elba will be sporting in the film, when he's not unmasked to show off that criminally, painfully, unjustifiably handsome mug.
Wait, is that a hamster attached to Bloodsport's back? Far as I'm aware, the superpowered killer doesn't have any pets. Bit of a weird combination, but consider me intrigued.
This is also just speculation, but it looks like Elba's Twitter banner image is his face done up in a stylized Fortnite look. Considering the only other game he's appeared in is NBA 2K20's career mode, this might be a separate unmasked look for the Bloodsport Fortnite skin. Someone tell me if I'm wrong, though!
Considering Fortnite's already extensive relationship with DC, I wouldn't be surprised if we saw a fourth Harley Quinn skin. John Cena's Peacemaker, a "douchey Captain America," Colonel Rick Flagg, or my personal favorite, King Shark. I just hope it's the Harley Quinn HBO series version, voiced by Ron Funches.
God help us if they give us a Weasel skin.
Don't forget to check out our other Fortnite guides and news. Players are already finding new ways to demolish the battle royale map with the plasma cannon, and we might even be getting Naruto skins in the future.
We've also got a great roundup of everything we know about Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League, the new game from Batman: Arkham City developers Rocksteady.