‘Warcraft’ Movie Characters Details Revealed at BlizzCon

– by Gig Patta

With thousands in attendance in Anaheim this weekend for BlizzCon, Legendary Pictures along with Atlas Entertainment, Blizzard Entertainment and Universal Pictures made a huge splash for its upcoming “Warcraft” movie to the gaming fans at the convention.

For the second year in a row, director Duncan Jones was present to tease audiences on what to be expected for this anticipated movie. And today, the director finally revealed on who the actors will be playing in the fantasy film.

Here are the cast of characters divided between both the Alliance and the Horde:

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.

That’s a great cast of characters for the film. Hopefully the official images will be released from the convention.

The panel also featured Chris Metzen, senior vice president of story and franchise development for Blizzard Entertainment and Bill Westenhofer, VFX supervisor for the film.

The fan initiative web sites were also announced for video game and movie fans to pick a side for their allegiance at www.fightforthealliance.com or www.fightforthehorde.com. Fans will receive regular updates from the movie from their chosen side.

Actor Rob Kazinsky (“Pacific Rim,” “True Blood”) was officially announced during the panel as part of the cast today.

“Warcraft” movie will be released on March 11, 2016.

Source: Legendary Pictures

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