For the second time this year, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has teased his involvement in Fortnite, and this time he’s all but confirmed he is the man behind the mask–and the voice–of The Foundation, one of the most important characters in Fortnite lore.
The Rock took to social media to make what may have been a run-of-the-mill video from the superstar. On the surface, it was nothing but an ad for his energy drink, ZOA, but Fortnite fans saw it differently. Inside The Rock’s fridge was the unmistakable mask of The Foundation, one of Fortnite’s mysterious Seven, a group of apparent meta-humans that are diametrically opposed to the Imagined Order, the game’s supposed villainous faction.
Also in the video on his table is a prop sci-fi gun that looks like something The Foundation may holster. The Rock also mentions a “Zero Point,” the life-creating energy source at the heart of the Fortnite island, and several times in the video, the camera spins upside-down–a likely nod to the Chapter 3 “flipside” theme that has been mentioned by some leakers.
Fans first began speculating about the voice behind The Foundation in March, when the character made his debut in Fortnite, becoming the fourth confirmed member of The Seven we’ve met to date. The evidence at the time was already strong.
Back then, The Rock posted a more cryptic video on the day of the Zero Crisis Finale–The Foundation’s debut–and seemed to allude to the game. The character model also looks like The Rock, with a similarly bulky frame and an emblem on his armor that looks like and sits in the same spot as The Rock’s iconic chest tattoo. Lastly, if you listened to the character speak, beneath the effects laid over his voice, it certainly sounded like The Rock. Cheekily, it seems the Fortnite character’s name is even a synonymous nod to Dwayne Johnson’s in-ring moniker from his time at WWE.
The likely reason The Rock is once again teasing his major involvement in the Fortnite world is that The Foundation is very likely to appear in the Chapter 2 finale event on December 4. The character has been on quite a journey this year, appearing briefly in some cinematics and getting his own spin-off comic book where he teams up with Batman to get back to the island after the aliens of Season 7 flung him to Gotham. Finally, The Foundation has come back… to Apollo.
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