Greetings! Welcome to a different version of The Monitor, WIRED’s popular culture information roundup. What large information did you miss this weekend? Properly, Fornite is gone. So there’s that. Additionally, Joker remains to be making some huge cash and Martin Scorsese nonetheless doesn’t like Marvel films. Let’s get going.
Fortnite Is Simply Misplaced Now
An odd factor occurred yesterday because the massively fashionable videogame Fortnite wrapped up its 10th season: It disappeared. The sport went offline, and hasn’t been playable since. Following the season finale—appropriately titled “The Finish”—Fortnite obtained sucked right into a black gap. Now the sport’s YouTube channel and Instagram and Twitter accounts all simply present that void. Eagle-eyed players have noticed a collection of numbers within the black gap and are fervently attempting to decode them, Misplaced-style. Season 11 nonetheless appears more likely to occur, however not till gamers have totally misplaced their minds.
Joker Is Nonetheless Ruling the Field Workplace
Director Todd Phillips’ Joker origin story continues to dominate the field workplace. The flick made one other $55 million domestically in its second weekend, giving it a complete of $192.7 million within the US and $543.9 million around the globe. In the meantime, Gemini Man introduced in $31.1 million domestically and $59.5 million worldwide.
Martin Scorsese Nonetheless Doesn’t Like Superhero Motion pictures
Director Martin Scorsese remains to be satisfied that Marvel films are nothing however “theme parks.” After inflicting a stir just a few weeks in the past for telling Empire that the MCU movies aren’t “the cinema of human beings attempting to convey emotional, psychological experiences to a different human being,” the director continued to disparage the films over the weekend on the London Movie Pageant, the place his new Netflix movie, The Irishman, screened. “It isn’t cinema, it’s one thing else,” he said. “We shouldn’t be invaded by it. We’d like cinemas to step up and present movies which are narrative movies.”