It’s been a while since we’ve heard anything about the World of Warcraft movie, Universal’s adaptation of the massively popular computer game.
The film finished shooting back in May, but a lengthy post-production has been underway on the special-effects heavy film. That being said, the film’s U.S. release date of March 2016 means that we’re about to start receiving more and more goodies promoting the film, and it’s already started with posters and character descriptions released at the WoW convention BlizzCon.
Warcraft, directed by Duncan Jones, who made an awesome directorial debut with Moon and followed it up with the impressive mind-bender Source Code, will tell the story of how the Alliance (humans, or “mortals”) got into an all-out war with the Horde (orcs).
Travis Fimmel, Paula Patton, Toby Kebbel, Rob Kazinsky, Ben Foster, Daniel Wu, and Clancy Brown star. Scroll down to find out which characters and actors will make up the key roles in the Alliance and the motion-captured Horde. Beneath the descriptions you can find a film poster for each faction.
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.
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.