Official ‘Warcraft’ Movie Cast Revealed

Published 11 months ago by , Updated December 5th, 2013 at 8:24 am,

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While superhero movies are the big moneymakers of the day, the next era in blockbuster entertainment could belong to video games. Gone are the silly cash-grab video game adaptations (see: everything Uwe Boll has made) and soon coming are serious-minded adaptations by talented directors and writers, starring some big-name talent (see: Assassin’s Creed, Need for Speed, Splinter Cell - and of course, Warcraft).

This upcoming movie based on the World of Warcraft MMORPG has been one of the most interesting of the new-age video game movies. It changed creative hands several times over, before finally landing at Universal with Source Code director Duncan Jones both at the helm and handling revisions on a script by Blood Diamond scribe Charles Leavitt. That creative backbone was interesting enough, but the casting process made things even more intriguing.

Early on we heard that Colin Farrell would be headlining, and that Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol star Paula Patton would be co-starring. More official news came when we learned that Vikings star Travis Fimmel had officially snagged a role in the film, but the casting info ended there.

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But now, Universal is revealing its initial casting lineup for Warcraft, confirming some of the early speculation, but also sparking new questions with these new answers:

Confirmed are Paula Patton and Travis Fimmel, with actors Ben Foster (X-Men 3), Toby Kebbell (Wrath of the Titans) and Rob Kazinsky (True Blood) announced for the film. (Also noted is that actor Dominic Cooper (Captain America: The First Avenger) is in “final negotiations” for a role.) For those unfamiliar with the actors, that boils down to a gorgeous and action-certified actress (Patton); a top-shelf character actor (Foster); a quality hunk/character actor (Kazinsky); a hardcore warrior type (Fimmel), and a guy who specializes in deadpan comic relief (Kebbell). Cooper is versatile, and could fill any number of slots in a cast.

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On the sidelines, we’re still waiting to hear if Farrell will be a part of the production (though he’s apparently already praised the script); actors Anton Yelchin (Star Trek Into Darkness), Anson Mount (Hell on Wheels) and Paul Dano (12 Years a Slave) have also been rumored for the film.

According to the filmmakers, the Warcraft movie will follow, “the story of Anduin Lothar versus Durotan, Human and Orc heroes from the original real-time strategy games.” That leaves room for plenty of motion-capture or heavy makeup roles, meaning some of the cast may not be hired for their pretty faces.

Some concept art revealed to the public suggests that Jones and Co. are going for a one-of-a-kind epic fantasy world adventure movie – and so far, the cast bringing it to life seems pretty solid. We’ll see what else pans out.

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Warcraft is scheduled for release on March 11th, 2016.

Source: Universal

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  1. Once again, its not based on the World of Warcraft MMORPG.

    • I knew the no-lifers would crawl away from their latest orc raids to say this.

      Just leave it be. It’s not like the same old comments on every Warcraft article is gonna change how they write up these casting and production pieces.

      • Its just lazy writing IMO.
        “This upcoming movie based on the World of Warcraft MMORPG…”

        “According to the filmmakers, the Warcraft movie will follow, “the story of Anduin Lothar versus Durotan, Human and Orc heroes from the original real-time strategy games.””

        Or maybe it wasnt proof read :)

        BTW, spoilers in the title :)

      • Thanks for stereotyping the playerbase.

      • Dazz, if a World’s Finest movie was advertised as “based on the Justice League”, that wouldn’t irritate you?

        Don’t insult other nerds by calling them no-lifers, dude. I always thought you were cooler than that.

    • Why yes… yes it is. Pulling out my nerd card I challenge you to create the settings in the game currently without having what transpired in the past.

      The OvH and all the other RTS created the foundation of the game you play. It is also the foundation of the world/universe the game is played in.

      So yes the movie is based on the World of Warcraft MMORPG just not the time frame you currently play in.

      That is like saying Revenge of the Sith is not a Star Wars movie because it is not done with the same characters or same time as the movies done previously yet they (first 3) later in the time line.

      • Nope.It’s more like saying that the Movie Thor was based on the comic book The Avengers instead of saying its based on the comic book Journey into Mystery/Thor, even though they are in the same universe.

  2. “WHERE’S CYCLOPS?!” (Oops, wrong story…well, my son will be excited for WOW).

  3. This has a dumb headline.

  4. What, no Johnny Depp Blood Elf with malfunctioning magic powers?

  5. Don’t understand the headline for this article either. Didn’t even remember Ben Foster was in X-3 until now…still can’t even recall the part, he’s actually been in some good movies since then. Anyway, this cast is really coming together so I’m interested to see what happens. Love Fimmel in Vikings, Foster in near-everything, and Paula Patton is sexy as hell.

  6. Ben foster and dominic cooper i like those choices a lot. And duncan jones is a spectacular director.

  7. Wow,cool!I love them.

  8. “It’s an MMORPG R-tard!”