The epic big-screen invasion of “Warcraft” has been pushed back from March 2016 to June 2016. Now, fans of the widely popular massively multiplayer online role-playing game from Blizzard will have to wait for summer to see the cinematic version of Azeroth.
“World of Warcraft” is helmed by Duncan Jones, whose most notable work include the science fiction films “Moon” and “Source Code.” Now, the seasoned director, producer and screenwriter is taking a dip into the never-ending cycle of warfare between orcs and humans.
Filming and production for “World of Warcraft” has long been completed. Promotional posters have been released to endow and tease fans with sneak peeks of the characters of the film. There is also a good load of information about the cast.
The humans of Stormwind are led by “Vikings” actor Travis Fimmel, who takes on the role of Sir Anduin Lothar, the ever-unswerving and charismatic knight who is always primed to keep the kingdom out of harm’s way.
Alongside Fimmel is Dominic Cooper, who stars as Stormwind leader, King Llane Wrynn. Ben Foster is Alliance’s guardian Medivh, who holds power to be reckoned with. Ben Schnetzer stars as Khadgar, and Ruth Negga as Lady Taria.
On the Horde’s side, Toby Kebbell whom fans recently saw on “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” will show his acting chops as the dignified chieftain of the Frostwolf clan, Durotan, who spends his life fighting for his family and people against the vendetta-driven Shadow Council.
Durotan’s immensely powerful right hand Origim, who also happens to be the wielder of the orc legend weapon Doomhammer, will be played by Rob Kazinsky. Clancy Brown will play Blackhand, a warchief feared by many. Daniel Wu is Gul’Dan, a supreme orc ruler that wields dark magic beyond his control.
Lastly, Paula Patton will play the iron-willed survivor Garona whose loyalty to either faction isn’t assured.
“World of Warcraft” is not the only film Universal delayed. Apparently, some of the films along that timeframe were delayed as well, including “Pacific Rim 2,” which is now set to be shown in August 2017.