The forthcoming Borderlands movie now has its Krieg. Florian Munteanu, the former professional boxer who played Viktor Drago in Creed II, will reportedly play the sometimes-loveable psycho in Eli Roth’s film adaptation of the Borderlands franchise.
According to a report by The Hollywood Reporter, Munteanu is in “final negotiations” to join the cast of Borderlands, which already includes A-list talent including the likes of Cate Blanchett, Jamie Lee Curtis, Kevin Hart, Jack Black, and 13-year-old Arianna Greenblatt (who’s taking on the role of Krieg’s explosives-obsessed ward Tiny Tina). Since turning to acting, Munteanu has also played the character Razor Fist in Marvel’s Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, which is set to debut this summer.
Krieg’s appearances in Borderlands to date have not featured a lot of what you would normally call ‘dialogue’ – the hulking psycho primarily communicates through a variety of screams, grunts, and unintelligible jabbering – at least up until his Borderlands 3 DLC storyline, Psycho Krieg and the Fantastic Fustercluck. But that doesn’t set him apart from the rest of the Borderlands crew by all that much, come to think of it.