Jack Black Joins Borderlands Movie Cast as Robot Claptrap

Little by little, the cast of the Borderlands movie takes shape. After the presence of stars such as Kevin Hart and Jamie Lee Curtis was revealed in recent weeks , it has now been confirmed that Jack Black will participate in the film to play Claptrap.

According to information from The Hollywood Reporter, for the role of Claptrap in the Borderlands film , Jack Black will only present his voice. This is so since the character is a sarcastic robot that lacks a human form, so there is no room for another kind of interpretation.

The above also confirms that Claptrap will appear as a CGI (i.e. computer-animated) character in the Borderlands movie . This way, we won’t see a humanoid adaptation or anything similar.

With his involvement in Borderlands , Jack Black will once again work with Eli Roth (director) and Cate Blanchett (will play Lilith). The thing is, this trio collaborated on The House with a Clock in Its Walls , a horror comedy film that was released in 2018.

“I’m so excited to meet Jack, this time in the recording booth. Claptrap is the funniest character in the game and Jack is perfect for bringing him to the big screen, ”stated Eli Roth.


In case you are not familiar with Borderlands, we tell you that Claptrap is one of its most iconic characters. While he is a prominent NPC in the 3 main installments and in Tales from the Borderlands , in Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel he appears as a playable character.

Within the world of Borderlands, Claptrap is a general-purpose robot manufactured by Hyperion. The reason such a robot stands out so much is because it was programmed with a sarcastic and smug personality. This makes him one of the comedy sources in the saga.

And you, are you excited to hear that Jack Black will be in the Borderlands movie? ? Do you think Claptrap is a good role or do you wish it was another character? Tell us in the comments.

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