Duncan Jones Reveals More Warcraft Details

Will you fight for the Horde or the Alliance?

Duncan Jones Reveals More Warcraft Details

by James White |
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Blizzard Entertainment’s big annual event BlizzCon hit the Anaheim Convention Center south of Los Angeles this weekend and director Duncan Jones was there to unveil new details about the Warcraft movie headed to cinemas in 2016. He was also on hand to show off the posters for the conflicting sides in the combat, which you can check out lower down the page.

Aiming to delve into the reasons, problems and consequences of war, Jones’ film will take a look at the combat from both sides: the mortal Alliance races and the seemingly evil, destructive Horde comprised of orcs, trolls and more.

The main characters for the Alliance side include Anduin Lothar (Travis Fimmel), a war hero who has sacrificed everything to keep the people of Azeroth safe; King Llane Wrynn (Dominic Cooper), the leader of the Alliance city of Stormwind and a beacon of hope to its people in a time of darkness; Medivh (Ben Foster), AKA “the Guardian," a mysterious and reclusive protector who wields formidable power; Khadgar (Ben Schnetzer), a gifted young mage, embarking on a daring search for the truth; Lady Taria (Ruth Negga), the royal Queen of Stormwind, King Llane’s great love and most trusted counsel; and Garona (Paula Patton), a strong-willed survivor who must decide where her true loyalty lies when she’s caught between both sides.

On the opposing side we have Durotan (Toby Kebbel), the noble Chieftain of the Frostwolf Clan who is battling to save his people and his family from extinction; Orgrim (Rob Kazinsky), Durotan’s right hand and a brave warrior destined to wield the Doomhammer, a weapon of orc legend; Blackhand (Clancy Brown), known as “The Destroyer,” one of orc-kind’s most fearsome and titanic warchiefs; and Gul’dan (Daniel Wu), a supreme orc ruler, fuelled by a dark magic that even he cannot control.

If you’re itching to join the fight on either side, you can do so via the film’s new rival websites, which allow you to sign up for the Alliance or the Horde. Or both, if you’re looking to be duplicitous…

Warcraft will march into our cinemas on March 11, 2016.

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