Blizzard has released the cast listing for the upcoming movie based on their Warcraft series of games. Travis Fimmel, famous for playing the warrior Ragnar Lothbrok in History Channel’s Vikings, gets the a role as Anduin Lothar. Lothar is a war hero in the kingdom of Azeroth who has sacrificed everything to keep the people safe. Joining him on the Alliance side are Dominic Cooper as King Llayne Wrynn and Ruth Negga as Llayne’s most trusted counsel, Lady Taria. Ben Foster will take on the role of Medivh, aka The Guardian, whilst his apprentice Khadgar will be played by Ben Schnetzer.
The Horde side in the movie will be led by Toby Kebbel as Durotan, chieftain of the Frostwolf Clan. Kebbel voiced Koba in Rise of the Planet of the Apes earlier this year and has also been cast as Victor Von Doom in the Fantastic Four reboot. He’ll be joined by other orc warriors including Clancy Brown as Blackhand, Daniel Wu as Gul’dan and Rob Kazinsky as Orgrim Doomhammer. Paula Patton, Burkely Duffield, Daniel Cudmore and Callum Keith Rennie will also star in the film.
After three successful, strategy titles, the Warcraft name really took off with the release of the world’s most successful MMO, World of Warcraft. The Warcraft movie is being produced by Legendary Pictures who are also working on another video game adaptation, Dead Rising: Watchtower. Warcraft will be distributed by Universal Pictures and is set to release on March 11, 2016. Check out the first posters of the movie and let us know what you think in the comments section.