I’ll admit that I’ve never even played one second of World of Warcraft. I absolutely love Blizzard Entertainment, ever since the first time I battled the Horde versus The Alliance in the original Warcraft game. The problem with World of Warcraft is that I wouldn’t be able to leave the game. I know that if I was paying for a game, and I could create a character and go in a world where I interacted with others; my life would be over. I’d be one of those people who only existed in the fantasy world, and I just couldn’t do it.
So, when I heard that Duncan Jones (Moon) would be directing a live action version of the game, I got super excited. I could explore the world of Warcraft and leave with just losing $12 bucks and a few hours of time, not my entire life. At Blizzcon this weekend, our first character descriptions were revealed, we have some posters, and someone was cool enough to snap some sneak peeks!
Anduin Lothar (Travis Fimmel, Vikings)
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, Agent Carter)
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, X-Men: The Last Stand)
Known as ‘the Guardian,’ Medivh is a mysterious and reclusive protector who wields formidable power.
Khadgar (Ben Schnetzer, Book Thief)
Khadgar is a gifted young mage, embarking on a daring search for the truth.
Lady Taria (Ruth Negga, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.)
Taria is the royal Queen of Stormwind, King Llane’s great love and most trusted counsel.
Garona (Paula Patton, Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol)
Caught between the Alliance and the Horde, Garona is a strong-willed survivor who must decide where her true loyalty lies.
The members of The Horde are below. They’ll be brought to life using the same special effects wizardry that brought you The Dawn of the Planet of the Apes:
Durotan (Toby Kebbel, Koba from Dawn of the Planet of the Apes)
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, Pacific Rim)
Orgrim is Durotan’s right hand and a brave warrior destined to wield the Doomhammer: a weapon of orc legend.
Blackhand (Clancy Brown, Highlander)
Known as ‘The Destroyer’, Blackhand is one of orc-kind’s most fearsome and titanic warchiefs.
Gul’Dan (Daniel Wu, Europa Report)
Gul’dan is a supreme orc ruler, fueled by a dark magic that even he cannot control.
Here’s looks at Kazinsky with the Doomhammer and our first look at Dominic Cooper as King Llane.
Warcraft opens in 3D on March 11, 2016. The film stars Travis Fimmel, Paula Patton, Ruth Negga, Dominic Cooper, Ben Foster, Toby Kebbel, Rob Kazinsky, Ben Foster, Daniel Wu, and Clancy Brown.