Some of us working on this are starting to refer to the realm of movie story as “within the Borderlands Cinematic Universe” (or BCU). It’s parallel and related to the videogames, with authentic characters and themes, but independent canon from the videogames. https://t.co/mHsDVoxrkZ
— Randy Pitchford (@DuvalMagic) June 1, 2021
On Twitter, Pitchford revealed that the movie exists “withing the Borderlands Cinematic Universe.” The movie’s characters and themes are parallel and related to the game franchise and it is canon only in the Borderlands Cinematic Universe. Pitchford has previously compared the BCU to Marvel Cinematic Universe. The movies in MCU vary a lot from the source material.
Pitchford explained, “The Borderlands Cinematic Universe is not identical to the Borderlands Videogame Universe. We are authentic to characters, tone and style, but allow for independent storylines. The mediums are not the same, so the content should not be bound to the same rules.”
Borderlands movie stars Kevin Hart as Roland, Cate Blanchett as Lilith, Jack Black as Claptrap, Jamie Lee Curtis as Dr. Tannis, Janina Gavankar as Commander Knox, Gina Gershon as Moxxi, Ariana Greenblatt as Tiny Tina, and Florian Munteanu as Krieg. Curtis recently shared first look at a behind-the-scenes picture of Blanchett’s Lilith. Although the behind-the-scenes image is just a silhouette, it seems pretty similar to the character in the games.
The movie follows Lilith as she returns to the planet of Pandora to find and bring back the missing daughter of Atlas. She joins forces with Roland, Tiny Tina, Krieg, Tannis, and Claptrap for this mission. Directed by Eli Roth and scripted by Craig Mazin, the Borderlands movie is set to release in 2022.