Good morrow, cousin. Welcome to this Monday’s edition of The Monitor, WIRED’s pop culture news roundup. What’s happening in the news today? For starters, Disney might have finally learned how to mint money. Also, Fortnite debuted some exclusive Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker footage this weekend. Here we go.
Fortnite Debuted an Exclusive Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Clip
If you weren’t logged into Fornite this past weekend you might’ve missed something truly sensational: a brand-new scene from Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. The scene, which you can watch below, played in-game in the Risky Reels section of Fortnite at around 2:10 pm ET on Saturday after a short delay to allow more players into the game. The in-game promotion was, according to The Hollywood Reporter, the first of its kind for both Fortnite and Disney.
Frozen 2 Is Now Disney’s 6th Billion-Dollar Movie of 2019
Over the weekend, Frozen 2 hit $1 billion in global ticket sales. That officially makes it Disney’s sixth movie to surpass the billion-dollar mark in 2019. The others? Avengers: Endgame, Aladdin, The Lion King, Captain Marvel, and Toy Story 4. Overall, the studio has made $10 billion this year—and it hasn’t even released Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker yet.
Here’s the Latest Trailer for Top Gun: Maverick
Did you think you’d lost that loving feeling (for high-flying fighter jet action) forever? Guess what? That feeling is back! The latest trailer for the Top Gun sequel Maverick is here and it has everything: dog-fighting planes, shirtless dudes, volleyball, bros fighting bros, motorcycles, and that dude who played John Glenn in Hidden Figures. Watch it in all its glory below.
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