During the first day of the Epic Games vs Apple trial, a slew of scrapped/delayed crossovers was leaked. These include collaborations that were rumored around the time they were supposed to discharge.
Today, May 3, 2021, marked the first day of the three-week trial involving Epic Games and Apple. During the initial meeting, a record names Apple X Epic Quarterly Business Review: June 2020 has been leaked. This record contained insightful data into how Epic Games performed through the 2019-2020 fiscal year.
However, it also revealed a number of scrapped/delayed collaborations which Fortnite had planned for 2020 and 2021. The document doesn’t go into detail as to why those collaborations never came to fruition. Seeing as the Neymar Jr. collab was meant to take place at the end of 2020, its delay may mean that the rest of the collaborations will happen later on.
Samus Aran — Metroid
Samus Aran is the main protagonist in the Metroid series that was supposed to be part of Fortnite Season 5. Her look was likely to be next to Master Chief and Kratos among the very prolific warriors in video games, but she was not published for a reason.
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Around the time of her planned release, it was rumored that she would be coming to Fortnite. However, when Season 5 came and went, the rumor was believed just that.
Naruto Uzumaki is a young ninja from the popular Shonen Jump series Naruto. He was also planned to appear in Fortnite, but the timing of this collab remains unidentified. Seeing as Season 5 featured the game’s first anime-like personality, he could have been intended for that season as well.
Lebron James — NBA Lakers
Lebron James is a world-famous basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers. He had been intended to be added to the match with his own Icon Series set. Many believe he will be added to Fortnite shortly seeing as a basketball-themed event is taking place during v16. 40.
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James was supposed to appear at Q4 of 2020 round the original release date of Neymar Jr.. Seeing as Neymar’s launch was pushed back to 2021, it’s possible that Lebron will look at Fortnite soon.
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson
A collab with Dwayne”The Rock” Johnson has been supposed by many fans at the start of Fortnite Season 6. The Rock had said on social websites that a collab with Fortnite was in the works, and The Scientist from Fortnite shares similar markings with Johnson.
The court documents now confirm that Epic Games had planned to collab with Dwayne Johnson during Q1 of 2021. Due to the postponed launch of several seasons in 2020, this collab could be pushed off to a later season.
Katniss Everdeen — The Hunger Games
Katniss Everdeen is the heroine of The Hunger Games series, and she can easily fit in both Season 5 and 6. Season 5 concentrated on crossing over with legendary characters from films and video games. As well, Season 6 has had a significant focus on the use of bows. Seeing as Katniss primarily uses bows, she could fit right in with Lara Croft and Aloy.
The Bride — Kill Bill
The Bride is your main character from the Kill Bill films, and has been intended to maintain Fortnite. When she was supposed to appear remains unknown, but she was probably planned for Season 5. This year featured crossovers with characters from similar film franchises, and she would feel out of place when she looked in a different season.
John McClane — Die Hard
John McClane is the leading character in the Die Hard films. Seeing as he’s another 80s action hero who did not make the cut for Season 5, it can be presumed he was scrapped from Fortnite altogether. Unless Epic Games is planning another gritty action hero year, McClane will have to stick to the streets of LA.
Snake Plissken — Escape From New York
Snake Plissken is the main protagonist at Escape from New York and Escape from L.A. He’s yet another character which was likely scrapped due to his lack of appearance in Fortnite Season 5.
Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande — Musical Performances
Similar to concerts by Dillon Francis and J Balvin, Ariana Grande and Lady Gaga were supposed to perform in some capacity in Fortnite. This might have supposed they were planning to have a mythical concert like Travis Scott or a simple set on Party Royale. These concerts didn’t wind up occurring, but that doesn’t mean they won’t in the future.