BlizzCon 2014 – Warcraft Movie Actor Roles Revealed

Written by Medievaldragon on . Posted in BlizzCon 2014, Legendary Pictures, Warcraft Movie, World of Warcraft Film

The Warcraft Movie Presentation Panel at BlizzCon 2014 revealed the roles of many actors. Stay tuned for the panel transcript sometime during the next couple of weeks.

Lothar – Travis Fimmel
Durotan – Toby Kebbell
Medivh – Ben Foster
Gul’dan – Daniel Wu
Lady Taria Wrynn – Ruth Negga
Blackhand – Clancy Brown
Khadgar – Ben Schnetzer
Garona – Paula Patton
King Llane Wrynn – Dominic Cooper
Orgrim Doomhammer – Robert Kazinsky

Other actors:

Daniel Cudmore
Callum Keith Rennie
Ryan Robbins
Donnie MacNeil

Today at Blizzard Entertainment’s BlizzCon gaming convention in Anaheim, CA, Legendary Pictures, Atlas Entertainment Blizzard Entertainment, and distribution partner Universal Pictures held a panel for Warcraft® fans in support of the feature film that will appear in theaters on March 11, 2016. The panel marks Warcraft director Duncan Jones’s second appearance at the show, honoring his promise to “show a lot more next year” at BlizzCon 2013. Legendary held its first movie panel at BlizzCon in 2007, when producers Thomas Tull and Jon Jashni discussed the initial plans for bringing Blizzard’s world to the big screen, and today’s panel continues that tradition of giving the dedicated Warcraft fans first access to information related to the film.

Below you will find additional information about today’s panel.

Panelists

Duncan Jones the director behind the award-winning sci-fi film Moon (2009) and Source Code (2011)

Chris Metzen the Senior Vice President of Story and Franchise Development for Blizzard Entertainment.

Bill Westenhofer the BAFTA and Academy Award®-winning VFX supervisor behind films such as The Life of Pi.

Actor Rob Kazinsky whose character, Orgrim, from the Warcraft feature film was revealed today along with the names of the other characters that each member of the film’s principal cast will play (see full list announced below). Kazinsky’s other recent projects include Pacific Rim and HBO’s “True Blood.”

Characters Revealed

Until now the specific characters that the film’s principal cast are playing have been kept under wraps. Today the characters were announced, divided between ‘Alliance’ and ‘Horde’ – the two opposing armies recognized by Warcraft fans across the world.

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.

FAN INITIATIVE LAUNCHED

Legendary also announced a new fan-initiative, which invited the BlizzCon audience to join the frontline of the film.

By signing up at FIGHTFORTHEALLIANCE.COM or FIGHTFORTHEHORDE.COM, fans can celebrate their allegiance and receive regular updates on the movie from the perspective of their chosen side.

About Warcraft
Legendary’s WARCRAFT is a 3D epic adventure of world-colliding conflict based upon Blizzard Entertainment’s globally-renowned universe. Directed by Duncan Jones (Moon, Source Code), written by Charles Leavitt with a rewrite by Duncan Jones. The film, a Legendary Pictures, Blizzard Entertainment and Atlas Entertainment production, is produced by Charles Roven, Thomas Tull, Jon Jashni and Alex Gartner. Stuart Fenegan, Jillian Share, Brent O’Connor, and Blizzard Entertainment’s Michael Morhaime and Paul Sams serve as executive producers. Rob Pardo and Blizzard Entertainment’s Chris Metzen and Nick Carpenter co‐produce with Atlas’s Rebecca Steel Roven. The film will be released by Universal Pictures March 11, 2016.

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Medievaldragon

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