Meet the Characters who Will Inhabit the World of Warcraft Film


by: S. Scott Stanikmas

Duncan Jones, director of the films Moon and Source Code, has completed filming on his newest project, a feature film adaptation of the hit video game series World Of Warcraft. And while he has an extensive post-production process ahead of him, at the WOW convention BlizzCon the official character descriptions and movie poster were revealed.

The game depicts a long standing war between humans, who are called The Alliance, and orcs, who are called The Horde. From the official releases, the characters are as follows:

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.

It seems as though Jones is using many of the established characters of the Warcraft mythos, which shows that he’s not just using the name brand and establishing new characters. He’s staying true to the source material which should please a lot of fans.

It’s been said that the orcs will be rendered using cutting edge motion-capture technology, much like what was done in the recent Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes.

The film, simply titled Warcraft, is set to be unleashed upon theaters March 11, 2016.