Great news for “World of Warcraft” movie fans! The official cast and characters were just revealed at 2014 BlizzCon gaming convention.
“Moon and Source Code” director Duncan Jones, who will be helming the hit game property movie adaptation, was at the convention with Chris Metzen, Blizzard Entertainment’s Senior Vice President of Story and Franchise Development, Bill Westenhofer, the film’s award winning CFX supervisor and Rob Kazinsky [Pacific Rim] one of the first confirmed cast in the movie.
Official cast for the upcoming “World of Warcraft” movie includes, “Vikings” star Travis Fimmel, “Captain America” cast Dominic Cooper, “Lone Survivor’s” Ben Foster, “The Book Thief’s” Ben Schnetzer, “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” Ruth Negga, Paula Patton of “Mission Impossible: The Ghost Protocol,” Toby Kebbel of “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes,” “Sleepy Hollow” star Clancy Brown and “The Man with the Iron Fists” Daniel Wu.
“World of Warcraft” movie characters comprise the two opposing armies “Alliance” and “Horde.” Here is the official list with the character description: THE ALLIANCE Anduin Lothar (Travis Fimmel) – The lead protagonist for the Alliance, Lothar is a war hero who has sacrificed everything to keep the people of Azeroth safe.
King Llane Wrynn (Dominic Cooper) – King Llane is the leader of the Alliance city of Stormwind and a beacon of hope to its people in a time of darkness.
Medivh (Ben Foster) – Known as ‘the Guardian,’ Medivh is a mysterious and reclusive protector who wields formidable power.
Khadgar (Ben Schnetzer) – Khadgar is a gifted young mage, embarking on a daring search for the truth.
Lady Taria (Ruth Negga) – Taria is the royal Queen of Stormwind, King Llane’s great love and most trusted counsel.
Garona (Paula Patton) – Caught between the Alliance and the Horde, Garona is a strong-willed survivor who must decide where her true loyalty lies.
THE HORDE Durotan (Toby Kebbel) – The lead protagonist for the Horde, Durotan is the noble Chieftain of the Frostwolf Clan, battling to save his people and his family from extinction.
Orgrim (Rob Kazinsky) – Orgrim is Durotan’s right hand and a brave warrior destined to wield the Doomhammer: a weapon of orc legend.
Blackhand (Clancy Brown) – Known as ‘The Destroyer’, Blackhand is one of orc-kind’s most fearsome and titanic warchiefs.
Gul’Dan (Daniel Wu) – Gul’dan is a supreme orc ruler, fueled by a dark magic that even he cannot control.
Meanwhile, director Jones also managed to talk about the film’s storyline saying that it will focus on the origin story of the conflict in Azeroth between humans and orcs according to an interview with Slashfilm .
While, “The World of Warcraft” movie is scheduled to be released not until two years from now, Jones revealed that the filming is already done and he also managed to show a clip of it as explained by the publication below: “We start with a room full of Alliance weapons.
Swords, shields and more.
‘I’ve spent more time protecting my king than my own son,’ a character says in voiceover.
Lots of men in Armor and some banners.
‘Does that make me loyal or a fool?’ These are the Alliance humans.
We cut to a green sky.
Now we see the Horde orcs.
They looked like if Shrek was real, but much scarier and realistic.
Lord of the Rings quality.
‘I’ve lead thousands of warriors into battle.
Does that make me a leader or a coward’ The trailer then cuts between scenes of men preparing for battle, the orcs preparing for battle, and the two main voices echoing their similar philosophies.
The orc home is an epic mountain space.
Then the question, ‘Is war the only answer?’ And then it begins.
An alliance griffin diving down into a battle.
A man jumps on the back of the orc and stabs him in the chest.
Then the logo above.” The story was penned by Charles Leavitt and rewritten and directed by Duncan Jones.
“World of Warcraft” is scheduled for release in 2D and 3D on March 11, 2016.
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