Epic Games' investment in Fortnite's budding metaverse has paid off handsomely. Over the years, Fortnite has amassed an enviable roster of playable skins based on popular franchises. For 2021, it appears that Epic has intensified its focus towards adding characters from the DC Extensive Universe.
Now, there are rumors that John Cena's Peacemaker is coming next.
Is a Peacemaker Fortnite skin in development?
The latest DCEU film to drop, James Gunn's The Suicide Squad, performed below expectations at the box office. However, fans were more than happy to watch a ton of little-known DC anti-heroes finally make their cinematic debut.
This includes Peacemaker, who was portrayed by John Cena. The patriotic peace-loving psychopath was an instant hint among casual audiences and hardcore fans alike.
With fellow Task Force X members Harley Quinn and Bloodsport already in Fortnite, Peacemaker's inclusion makes a lot of sense.
RUMOR: We might get another Suicide Squad collab!
The Reddit insider who privately leaked the Bloodsport collab before its announcement also mentioned Peacemaker as a collab alongside Bloodsport.
Peacemaker's show comes out in January, so we MIGHT get a skin of him in January. pic.twitter.com/nDtWwh54VZ
— Shiina (@ShiinaBR) August 22, 2021
ShiinaBR, a well-known leaker within the Fortnite community, was the first to report on a Peacemaker skin in Fortnite. ShiinaBR added that Epic intends to tie the Peacemaker Fortnite skin with the upcoming Peacemaker TV show, which is set to release in January 2022.
However, unlike ShiinaBR's usual leaks, this intel doesn't come from data mined information. Instead, it comes from a "Reddit insider" that ShiinaBR describes as the same individual who leaked the Bloodsport skin in Fortnite.
At this point, anything and everything can happen in Fortnite. Epic's even been rumored to be adding Naruto to Fortnite sometime in the future. So, for Epic to collaborate with Warner Bros for another Fortnite skin that will tie into an upcoming HBO Max show doesn't come off as a surprise anymore.