BORDERLANDS Star Florian Munteanu Teases "Violent And Vicious" Krieg And Says Fans Will Be Happy (Exclusive)

BORDERLANDS Star Florian Munteanu Teases "Violent And Vicious" Krieg And Says Fans Will Be Happy (Exclusive)

Fresh off his role as Razor Fist in Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, Florian Munteanu has just wrapped work on Eli Roth's Borderlands movie, and he's opened up to us about playing Krieg...

We've seen an increase in quality in recent years when it comes to video game movies, and there's an awful lot of excitement surrounding Eli Roth's live-action take on Borderlands

He's assembled an insanely talented cast that includes Cate Blanchett, Kevin Hart, Jack Black, Jamie Lee Curtis, Ariana Greenblatt, Édgar Ramírez, Haley Bennett, and Florian Munteanu. We recently caught up with the latter to mark the debut of his new Training Program, but had to ask what he could share about playing Krieg in Borderlands

In the games, Krieg is able to transform into a psychotic killer. Equipped with his Buzzax, he goes on rampages and greatly differs from the other vault hunters (mostly because the more damage you take, the stronger he becomes). He's an intimidating badass, and a role Florian is massively excited about. 
 


"The character, Krieg, I’m telling you, that was a lot of fun to play," the actor enthused. "Playing the two personalities, his craziness, and being violent and vicious when it comes to fighting, but at the same time, giving the character heart...maybe people won’t expect that. We know from the games he has a lot of heart, but maybe he just can’t express it. That’s what makes him also very funny, so the character in total has everything. He’s violent, his fighting style is intimidating and vicious, he’s funny and will show heart as well, so it’s the whole package."

"I was honoured to be next to such an amazing cast. I still feel that I’m at the beginning of my career, so being lined up with legends like Cate, Jamie Lee Curtis, Kevin Hart, Arianna, who was unbelievable, elevated me to the next level. I’m working with the best in the game, so that made me better," Florian continued, highlighting the movie's A-List cast. 

"The world that Eli, our director, created, I just don’t see how people can’t like that. I know in the gaming world, people are very restricted if it comes to a movie adaptation of computer games because there weren’t too many good ones so far. This one, we have a blockbuster right there. It has everything: the tone of the game? We adapted that. It has that black humour to it, and at the same time it’s violent as that’s what we want when it comes to Borderlands."

After praising Jack Black, he added that "we get to know a little backstory for everyone," and promised that "the gaming world will be pleased and the regular fans or audience who don’t know anything about the game will love it as well. You can be very excited for that one."

It's certainly an exciting time for "Big Nasty" because he's wrapping this project right after starring in Shang-Chi and the Legends of the Ten Rings for Marvel Studios. You can hear more from him on that movie and Borderlands in the video above, and keep checking back here for more on that video game adaptation (it's expected to be released sometime next year from Lionsgate).

Are you excited to see Florian in action as Krieg in the movie? 

DISCLAIMER: Comic Book Movie is protected under the DMCA (Digital Millenium Copyright Act) and... [MORE]
Related Headlines
THE LAST OF US: Pedro Pascal & Bella Ramsey Are Joel & Ellie In A Stunning First Look At The HBO Series

THE LAST OF US: Pedro Pascal & Bella Ramsey Are Joel & Ellie In A Stunning First Look At The HBO Series

As fans across the globe celebrate The Last of Us Day, HBO has finally shared a first look photo from their highly-anticipated live-action series starring Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey.
MARVEL'S GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Videos Dive Into The Combat And Gameplay Of The Upcoming Video Game

MARVEL'S GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Videos Dive Into The Combat And Gameplay Of The Upcoming Video Game

Two gameplay videos for Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy showcase how you'll lead your team of misfits both in and out of combat. From combat orders to the story choices, you call the shots as Star-Lord.
SUPER MARIO BROS. Star Chris Pratt Teases His Voice As The Iconic Video Game Plumber In New Video

SUPER MARIO BROS. Star Chris Pratt Teases His Voice As The Iconic Video Game Plumber In New Video

The cast announcement for the animated Super Mario Bros. movie has generated a surprising amount of backlash online, but Chris Pratt has now made it apparent his version won't sound like his normal self.
SUICIDE SQUAD: KILL THE JUSTICE LEAGUE Poster Released Ahead Of New DC FanDome Trailer

SUICIDE SQUAD: KILL THE JUSTICE LEAGUE Poster Released Ahead Of New DC FanDome Trailer

Warner Bros. Games and DC have debuted the official key art for Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League ahead of DC FanDome next month, where we should get a first look at some gameplay footage...
SUPER MARIO BROS. Animated Movie Adds Chris Pratt As Mario, Charlie Day As Luigi, And More

SUPER MARIO BROS. Animated Movie Adds Chris Pratt As Mario, Charlie Day As Luigi, And More

Nintendo has announced the full voice cast for the upcoming Super Mario Bros. animated movie, with Guardians of the Galaxy star Chris Pratt set to play Mario. Check out the rest of the cast right here...
Latest Headlines
VENOM: LET THERE BE CARNAGE - Second Vignette Shines A Loud Spotlight On Naomie Harris' Shriek

VENOM: LET THERE BE CARNAGE - Second Vignette Shines A Loud Spotlight On Naomie Harris' Shriek

As Venom Day draws to a close, Sony Pictures has shared a second behind-the-scenes vignette, this time spotlighting the second villain of Venom: Let There Be Carnage, Naomie Harris' deadly Shriek!
THE LAST DUEL International Poster Sees Jodie Comer On The Cusp Of Making History

THE LAST DUEL International Poster Sees Jodie Comer On The Cusp Of Making History

With only a few weeks to go, Disney has shared an awesome new international poster for Ridley Scott's The Last Duel, offering fresh shots of Matt Damon, Jodie Comer, Adam Driver, and Ben Affleck!
Marvel Studios Taps Liza Singer To Direct Mystery Series

Marvel Studios Taps Liza Singer To Direct Mystery Series

Marvel Studios has tapped Liza Singer, a director and storyboard artist who's worked on shows like 'Harley Quinn' and 'Disenchantment,' to helm a mystery television series set in the MCU.
ANDOR Wraps Filming On 12-Episode Season; Diego Luna Teases, You’ll Definitely See Familiar Faces

ANDOR Wraps Filming On 12-Episode Season; Diego Luna Teases, "You’ll Definitely See Familiar Faces"

It looks like Disney+'s upcoming Rogue One: A Star Wars Story spinoff series Andor has officially wrapped filming and now, star Diego Luna is teasing cameos from a number of familiar faces.
THE BOYS Spinoff Series Moving Forward At Amazon With AGENT CARTER Showrunners Attached

THE BOYS Spinoff Series Moving Forward At Amazon With AGENT CARTER Showrunners Attached

Amazon Prime Video has officially given the greenlight to their The Boys spinoff series, which will be set at America’s only college exclusively for young adult superheroes (run by Vought International).
VENOM: LET THERE BE CARNAGE Vignette Breaks Down The Unique New Dynamic Between Eddie Brock And Venom

VENOM: LET THERE BE CARNAGE Vignette Breaks Down The Unique New Dynamic Between Eddie Brock And Venom

Sony Pictures has shared a new vignette for Venom: Let There Be Carnage, and it sees director Andy Serkis shed a little more light on what fans can expect from the dynamic between Eddie Brock and Venom.
GHOSTBUSTERS: AFTERLIFE Stills Spotlight One Of The Franchise's New Spooks, Muncher

GHOSTBUSTERS: AFTERLIFE Stills Spotlight One Of The Franchise's New Spooks, Muncher

Following the recent trailer and posters, Empire Magazine has debuted two new stills from Ghostbusters: Afterlife, one of which gives us another look at a new Slimer-like ghost known as Muncher.
WHAT IF...? Head Writer A.C. Bradley Confirms Episodes Were Longer Prior To COVID; Explains Cliffhangers

WHAT IF...? Head Writer A.C. Bradley Confirms Episodes Were Longer Prior To COVID; Explains Cliffhangers

What If...? Head Writer A.C. Bradley has opened up on how the pandemic led to the length of episodes being shortened, while also shedding some light on what the deal with all those cliffhanger endings is.