As if it needed to be said, one of the breakout performances in this year’s theatrical release of Marvel‘s film Black Panther came from Michael B. Jordan’s portrayal of the villain known as Erik “N’Jadaka” Killmonger, with fans and critics everywhere praising the actor’s grit and intensity. As it so happens, the character seems to have some fans in the world of Fortnite, as one player recently created concept art for a skin based on the figure to potentially be added into Epic Games’ sandbox survival title.
As seen in the image below from the Redditor known as zmandella, Fortnite fans can get a gander at Killmonger in his militaristic garb from the aforementioned superhero movie, with the mock-up also altering the in-game pick-axe to resemble the way one of the villain’s weapons would look. Without a doubt, the model would be a solid fit alongside the other warlike outfits worn by base level avatars found in the hybrid building shooter game.
Interestingly enough, Killmonger isn’t the only Black Panther character to have had his likeness recreated as a potential outfit for use in Epic Games’ Fortnite, as one fan lovingly put together a design for a T’Challa skin that had the movie’s hero and protagonist donning his full-body vibranium micro-weave mesh suit. Unfortunately, though, the concept art has yet to actually find its way into the free-to-play Battle Royale portion of the game.
All things considered, perhaps Fortnite will one day add skins and outfits from various Marvel figures like Black Panther and Killmonger, as Epic Games recently held a limited time crossover event in the title that added an Infinity Gauntlet mode where players could assume the role of Thanos. Of course, we will likely be waiting a while, as the developer will surely need to go through some legal red tape when it comes to acquiring the licenses to represent the comic book characters in the game.
Fortnite is available now in early access for iOS, PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.