Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker to premiere exclusive scene in Fortnite

There are less than two weeks to go till Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker hits theatres. Ahead of the much-anticipated release, a scene from the movie will debut within the Fortnite universe.
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The Rise of Skywalker is expected to have epic finale for the Skywalker saga. Photo: Lucas Arts Ltd

Special screening

Star Wars fans in the United States will be able to view the movie in the cinema from December 20. However, Nintendo Life reports that on December 14, Fortnite players will be able to see exclusive footage while playing the game.

If gamers head to Risky Reels during a point on this date, they will come across this special screening. Additionally, the event could feature an appearance from the film’s director J.J. Abrams.

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Photo: There will be some familiar faces in the upcoming movie. Photo: Lucas Arts Ltd

The initial reports of this occasion started from information shared by popular Fortnite leaker ShinnaBR. He shared a poster of the event on his Twitter.

Further indication

Following this, strange audio messages were reported by Fortnite users. They could hear what seems to be sound testing in all versions of the game.

Fortnite has now confirmed the news on its Twitter. The screening will appear at 2 PM Eastern Time. So get your popcorn ready.

This collaboration is a great move for both parties. Disney will be able to reach a massive and engaging audience within Fortnite. Meanwhile, many Star Wars fans will be looking to get on the game to make sure that they see this scene.

Strong alliances

This partnership follows a series of cross-promotions that Star Wars has done with major companies across the globe this year. The franchise has aligned with several firms to promote the Rise of Skywalker. Samsung has released special Star Wars edition Galaxy Note 10+.

The Rise of Skywalker Footage
Fans only have less than a fortnight to wait to see the highly-awaited film. Photo: Lucas Arts Ltd

Along with this, United Airlines had painted the livery on one of its Boeing 737-800s to have a galactic theme. Furthermore, Porsche, Bose, General Electric, McDonald’s, General Mills and Dannon are other key companies that have had a partnership campaign with Star Wars.

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A United Airlines Boeing 737 with Star Wars livery. Photo: United Airlines

This film is set a year after the events of The Last Jedi. Here, the remnants of the Resistance will once again face the First Order. Along with this, the fight between the Jedi and the Sith is anticipated to end, which would bring the Skywalker saga to an absolute close.

With both Fortnite and Star Wars featuring futuristic weapons and epic battles, it is a collaboration that naturally fits. The two franchises have similar target audiences and they already started their collaboration last month.

Fortnite has been diving into its in-game special events recently. There was a huge buzz when the title’s universe came to an end a few months ago. This caused a lot of anticipation before the game rebooted once again to launch its second chapter.

What do you think of this rumored in-game Star Wars screening? Let us know your thoughts in the comment section.

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