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Warcraft cast includes Ben Foster, Travis Fimmel, Paula Patton, more

Thursday, 5th December 2013 01:12 GMT By Brenna Hillier

The majority of the cast for the Warcraft film has been revealed, with a few surprises, some expected names, and at least one actor still to sign on the dotted line.

Slashfilm reports Legendary and Universal Pictures announced the cast list today, confirming Ben Foster (The Messenger, 3:10 To Yuma, X-Men: The Last Stand, Six Feet Under); Travis Fimmel (Vikings); Paula Patton (Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, Precious, Hitch); Toby Kebbell (Wrath of the Titans, War Horse, The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes); and Rob Kazinsky (True Blood, EastEnders, Pacific Rim).

Dominic Cooper’s name was also cited as in the final stages of negotiation; his credits include Captain America and Mamma Mia.

Colin Farrell, who admitted recently to reading the script, was not listed, which is interesting as he was rumoured to be onboard alongside confirmed cast member Patton in September.

Director Duncan Jones rewrote a script by Charles Leavitt, and the production houses confirmed filming will begin in Vancouver in January.

The film has a huge list of producers from both the film and games industry. Charles Roven, Thomas Tull, Jon Jashni and Alex Gartner will produce, while Stuart Fenegan, Jillian Share, Brent O’Connor and Blizzard’s Mike Morhaime and Paul Sams will serve as executive producers. Blizzard’s Chris Metzen, Rob Pardo and Nick Carpenter will co-produce.

Warcraft tells the story of the first contact war between orcs and humans from both perspectives, and is expected in 2016.

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18 Comments

  1. Ireland Michael

    I have absolutely no idea who any of these people are.

    #1 12 months ago
  2. Panthro

    ^ You really don’t know who Ben Foster is?

    #2 12 months ago
  3. Kabby

    An all star cast for sure.

    #3 12 months ago
  4. Phoenixblight

    Ben Foster is awesome definitely makes it watchable now. :P

    #4 12 months ago
  5. Takeshi

    Paula Patton! : DDDDDDD

    #5 12 months ago
  6. Ireland Michael

    @2 Nope, not a clue.

    #6 12 months ago
  7. xXNapsterManXx

    Fuck yeah Travis Fimmel to play an Orc i hope

    #7 12 months ago
  8. Tormenter

    @1

    I came to say the exact same thing, and I certainly won’t be paying cinema entrance to find out.

    #8 12 months ago
  9. Ireland Michael

    @8 Hey, if its good its good. I’ll take decent actors over famous ones any day.

    #9 12 months ago
  10. Xbone

    @1 me neither.

    @9 any day!

    #10 12 months ago
  11. Tormenter

    @9

    In general, absolutely.. but in this instance for me it’s a case of unknowns in a WOW movie…… not a good coupling.

    #11 12 months ago
  12. DSB

    I’ll take Travis Fimmel over Colin Farrell any day of the week.

    @11 WoW + Actors you don’t know = Bad?

    Okay.

    #12 12 months ago
  13. The_Red

    Wow, Ben Foster is actually a pretty solid actor. Plus Patton is super hot (Though her acting abilities are sometimes questionable, of course not everyone can be like Cate Blanchet).

    #13 12 months ago
  14. Tormenter

    @12

    Yes, that pretty much sums it up.. a wow movie stocked faceless goits has absolutely no appeal for me whatsoever.

    A Wow movie is bad enough.. but the unknowns just push it over the edge.

    #14 12 months ago
  15. Xbone

    @14 Sometimes its better to use not so famous (I did not use “good”) actors so you can live the movie better.

    #15 12 months ago
  16. Tormenter

    @15

    Agreed, however I’d consider that relevent only to something with substance where the actors don’t overshadow the ‘message’.. but for a popcorn flick, personally, I’d say the lack hurts more than helps.

    I’m perfectly willing to admit, however, that one’s millage may vary.

    #16 12 months ago
  17. Darkfield

    Travis Fimmel FTW, he should play General Turalyon‎ and I’ll be a happy, provided if we’re in the second war era.

    @11 what DSB said AND if you don’t know Travis Fimmel… well let’s just say you have missed on one of the TV’s great shows, Vikings. Also just because you don’t know any of them it doesn’t mean it’s bad, it means you don’t watch anything below the top 5 blockbusters each year. :D

    #17 12 months ago
  18. Pytox

    where is andy serkis :P

    #18 12 months ago

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