Warcraft Movie's Cast Revealed, Includes Ben Foster, Paula Patton, and Others
Finally! We can stop speculating about the Warcraft movie, as there's now some official information we can go on. Universal Pictures announced the movie's cast, which includes a few notables you might be familiar with.
According to Slashfilm, here's who you can expect to see on the silver screen swinging axes and swords on the plains of Azeroth:
Paula Patton (as rumored)
Dominic Cooper, who you might remember as Howard Stark from "Captain America," was also rumored to be in the final stage of negotiation.
There's no word on exactly who any of the actors or actresses will be playing. After watching Foster spin kick party goers as the neo-nazi psycho in "Alpha Dogs," I could see him doing pretty well as a bloodthirsty orc.
Interestingly, there's no mention of Colin Farrell being part of the movie. He had admitted to reading the script, saying, "it's amazing," and he "loved" it. But he had no idea about how the project was progressing. At this point, it seems like it's progressing quite well without him.
With the new script, Director Duncan Jones is all set to move forward, and filming is slated to begin in Vancouver next month.
While nothing too specific is known this early, we found at at BlizzCon 2013 that the movie's plot would center around the war between the humans and the orcs, and would show the perspective of both races. Both Anduin Lothar, leader of the human alliance, and Durotan, chieftan of the Orcish Frostwolf Clan, would feature in the film as central characters. No kung-fu pandas.
Blizzard execs said during the con that the movie would end up with a PG-13 rating. Probably not what you'd expect from a movie about medieval warfare, but Blizzard wants to have as many people as possible see the movie. For anyone doubting the movie already, Jones reassured fans that it will still get away with some "adult" content.
He also said that the movie would be a mixture of live action and CGI, boast a style of "'Avatar' meets 'Game of Thrones," (minus the twin incest and Red Wedding I would hope, but bonus points if the cast scored Peter Dinklage), and have the same gritty feel as "Gladiator."
The movie's opening was recently delayed to March of 2016, so it wouldn't have to compete with Abrams new "Star Wars" movie, set to release in December of 2015.