Cate Blanchett in Thor: Ragnarok. (Image credit: Marvel Studios)

Lionsgate declined to comment on Variety’s report that Cate Blanchett may star in the company’s Borderlands movie adaptation, but Gearbox itself boosted the rumor on Twitter, suggesting it’s solid info. If those talks result in a deal, Blanchett will play Lilith, a recurring character in the series and one of the playable vault hunters from the first game. 

If Gearbox is willing to tease fans with the news, I’ve got to assume the deal is just about inked—although maybe I’m projecting my own social media policy onto the developer. I would never use the words “restraint” and “caution” to describe Gearbox CEO Randy Pitchford, who is one of the film’s executive producers, along with Take-Two CEO and chairman Strauss Zelnick. 

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