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Borderlands Movie to Kick Off a ‘Cinematic Universe’

Hollywood’s cinematic universe obsession hasn’t slowed down as it now plans on introducing one for the upcoming live-action Borderlands movie. The news comes from Gearbox CEO Randy Pitchford who wants the movie adaptations to exist alongside the video game franchise as their own universes. Naturally, the Borderlands movie has to be a hit first before discussions about follow-ups, sequels and spin-offs can continue.

Speaking to IGN in a recent interview, Pitchford expressed his idea for a Borderlands cinematic universe that will presumably include sequels and character spin-offs, among many other ways it could flesh out an interconnected universe. Pitchford added that he doesn’t see the upcoming movie as Borderlands 1 but rather the starting point of this planned cinematic universe.

Pitchford stated:

“One of the cool things about the movie is we’ve created a cinematic universe that lives side by side with the video game universe. And of course, the characters are there and authentic in the themes and even some of the storylines. But they’re independent storylines. So this isn’t Borderlands 1. This isn’t Borderlands 2. The Borderlands movie is the first of the Borderlands Cinematic Universe.”

“And you’ll see some characters from some of the different parts of what you might know from the video games,” he added. “But it also gives us an opportunity to get deeper and expand a little bit.”

Kickstarting cinematic universes can be tricky. The success of the Marvel Cinematic Universe has opened the floodgates for Hollywood to experiment with many different cinematic universes to mixed results. Some continue to work such as Legendary’s Monsterverse while others kind of fall flat like the Dark Universe. We’ll just have to see if Borderlands proves to be a hit instead of a miss.

The Borderlands movie releases on 9 August 2024. It stars Cate Blanchett, Jamie Lee Curtis, Kevin Hart, Jack Black, Ariana Greenblatt and Gina Gershon.

Source: IGN

Editor-in-Chief of Nexus Hub, writer at GLITCHED. Former writer at The Gaming Report and All Otaku Online. RPG addict that has wonderful nightmares of Bloodborne 2.

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