GameSpot may receive revenue from affiliate and advertising partnerships for sharing this content and from purchases through links.

Meet the Cast and Characters of the Warcraft Movie

The Warcraft movie will have two protagonists, one for the Horde and one for the Alliance.

No Caption Provided

Yesterday, Blizzard shared the first image of actor Dominic Cooper (Captain America, Need for Speed) as King Llane, the leader of the Alliance city of Stormwind and his character in the upcoming Warcraft movie. Now, we have a longer list of other characters that'll appear in the film and the actors that will portray them.

No Caption Provided

On the Alliance side, we already knew that Travis Fimmel (Vikings) had a role, but now we know that he'll play the protagonist for the Alliance, Lothar, a war hero who sacrifices everything to save Azeroth.

No Caption Provided

Ben Foster (The Messenger, Lone Survivor) will play Medivh, who in the games' fiction opens the Dark Portal, allowing the Burning Legion into Azeroth.

Ben Schnetzer (The Book Thief) will play Khadgar, a young mage and, in the games, Medivh's apprentice.

Ruth Negga (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.) will play Lady Taria, the Queen of Stormwind.

No Caption Provided

Paula Patton (Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol) will play Garona, an orc who will have to decide where he loyalty lies.

No Caption Provided

Toby Kebbel (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time) will play the protagonist of the Horde's side, Durotan, the orc Chieftain of the the Frostwolf clan.

Rob Kazinsky (True Blood) will play Orgrim, Durotan's right hand.

No Caption Provided

Clancy Brown (Starship Troopers, The Shawshank Redemption) will play Blackhand, the Horde's greatest Warchief.

Daniel Wu (Europa Report) will play Gul’Dan, an orcish shaman and the first orcish warlock in the games' fiction.

During a special presentation at Blizzcon, Warcraft Director Duncan Jones said the movie will feature a lot of special effects he described as "Avatar and Lord of the Rings at the same time."

Warcraft will release in theaters in 3D on March 11, 2016.

Got a news tip or want to contact us directly? Email

Join the conversation
There are 46 comments about this story