Director Duncan Jones took his Warcraft movie to BlizzCon and held a special panel today. The video game leaping to the big screen had previously announced that Dominic Cooper (Need for Speed) would be in the film, but now we know who he’ll play and who else will join him in one of the most anticipated movies of 2016.
The characters revealed were broken down into two camps, Alliance and Horde – the two opposing armies that are easily recognized by Warcraft fans all over the world.
So, who’s in, who’s playing them and what are their character descriptions?
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.
The studio behind the film also announced a fan initiative that encourages fans of the game to get on the front lines of receiving information about the flick. Just head over to fightforthealliance.com or fightforthehorde.com and choose your side.
Look for Warcraft in theaters in 3D on March 11, 2016 and it appears that this film could easily be a franchise. Speaking of franchises, what are our favorites?