‘Warcraft’ movie cast unveiled at BlizzCon 2014

Nov. 07, 2014 | 3:35 p.m.

Legendary Pictures revealed character details for its upcoming adventure film “Warcraft” during its panel at BlizzCon on Friday afternoon.

Director Duncan Jones in 2011. (Anne Cusack / Los Angeles Times)

Director Duncan Jones in 2011. (Anne Cusack / Los Angeles Times)

The film, based on Blizzard Entertainment‘s massively multiplayer online role-playing game “World of Warcraft,” is directed by Duncan Jones (“Source Code,” “Moon”), who co-wrote the screenplay with Charles Leavitt. “Warcraft” filmmakers shared details about the film’s characters and plot in a panel at the game publisher’s annual expo, which runs through Saturday at the Anaheim Convention Center.

The characters are divided into two warring tribes (well known to “Warcraft” gamers) — the Alliance (whose races include humans, dwarves, night elves, gnomes and others) and the Horde (orcs, trolls, blood elves, trolls and others). Check out the cast and character list below.


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.

(Legendary Pictures / Blizzard Entertainment)

(Legendary Pictures / Blizzard Entertainment)


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.

Legendary also announced an online promotion in which fans can choose their allegiance and sign up for movie updates from the perspective of their chosen tribe at fightforthealliance.com or fightforthehorde.com.

“Warcraft” is due out in 3-D on March 11, 2016.

– Noelene Clark | @NoeleneClark | Google+



4 Responses to ‘Warcraft’ movie cast unveiled at BlizzCon 2014

  1. mrphilmeier says:

    Woohoo Clancy Brown!

  2. @iron_thor says:

    Blizzards lopsided love will orcs and trolls will make this movie a flop. Not to mention, Garona kills the king and Anduin Lothar dies in the lore.

  3. cpduke says:

    "The film, based on Blizzard Entertainment‘s massively multiplayer online role-playing game “World of Warcraft…”

    Wrong. The film is based upon the older "Warcraft" game, which "World of Warcraft" is also based.

  4. James Martin says:

    It was great to see the taxi with the ax in it. The ax itself is called “Gorehowl.” It was so realistic.

    I made a short video and posted it to YouTube so that other people might
    see this great showing and advertisement for the game of warlords.com for the World of Warcraft. I think this was also to raise visibility to the possible future movie also.

    It was so impressive to see.

    You can see the video at:

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