Live-Action Warcraft Movie Coming to Big Screen

BLIZZARD ENTERTAINMENT® AND LEGENDARY PICTURES TO PRODUCE LIVE-ACTION WARCRAFT® MOVIE!

The news is over at blizzard.com. Check it out! Warcraft is coming to the big screen. What can I say? The Dark Portal awaits!

Here’s a speculative cast list for Warcraft (2011), characters linked to wowwiki.com and actors linked to their respective imdb.com site:

Aegwynn…………………………………Rebecca Romijn
Arthas Menethil………………………Brandon Routh
Garona……………………………………Charlize Theron
Grom Hellscream……………………Michael Clarke Duncan
Illidan Stormrage……………………Edward Norton
Jaina Proudmoore…………………Angelina Jolie
Kael’thas Sunstrider………………Marton Csokas
Kel’Thuzad………………………………Sala Baker
Lord Aedelas Blackmoore………Hugo Weaving
Malfurion Stormrage………………Gary Oldman
Medivh……………………………………Johnny Depp
Sylvanas Windrunner……………Milla Jovovich
Thrall………………………………………Vin Diesel
Tyrande Whisperwind……………Kate Blanchett
Uther Lightbringer…………………Eric Bana

…again this is not a real cast list. It is speculative. If you want to speculate, too, feel free to leave a comment.

Update: Sam Raimi just signed on as director! (source)

Update (8/5/2010): Brandon Routh interested in Warcraft movie

38 thoughts on “Live-Action Warcraft Movie Coming to Big Screen

  1. I still play at least 2-3 games a week. Frozen Throne. Im a huge fan of Blizzard and particularly of the warcraft game. Hope they dont mess this up!!

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  2. Well… looking at the movie-conversions of Resident Evil, Doom, Wing Commander, Super Mario Brothers (omg) – I don’t really believe it’ll be something I enjoy watching. Movie studios have a talent on “fracking” up good storys and settings.

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  3. Much hinges on the cast list! Let’s see, Thrall and Cairne Bloodhoof and all the baddies will be CGI? I hope not. Arthas? Aegwynn? Garona? Medivh? Who would be your favorite actor and for which part?

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  4. Christopher Lee is too old!

    Edward Norton would be good as Medivh.

    Johnny Depp as Archimonde.

    Michelle Rodriguez as Garona? Only if she gets killed off real quick!

    Arthas, hmm, difficult one, nordic, blonde rough guy,maybe Dolph Lundgren.

    Aegwynn, a warrior woman, Rebecca Romijn definately. Kickass as Mystique and as Aegwynn she would be simply awesome. Forget about Pepper Dennis…

    Hugo Weaving and Vin Diesel would be a cool pair to watch, Weaving as Lord Blackmoore, who imprisoned Thrall (Vin Diesel) and trained him as gladiator, growing up among humans.

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  5. Hugh Grant………………………..ArthasKael
    Vin Diesel………………………….Grom
    Arnold Schwarzenegger………….Archimonde

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  6. Hugh Grant???? have you been smoking. Schwarzenegger??? cmon now…. Bill Goldberg would make a better Archimonde.

    Lundgren would be the best Arthas by far, looks wise, but he needs work on his acting. Just think “Masters of the Universe” lol

    V.D. for Grom should be great.

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  7. Hugh Grant and WoW… that is just… absurd.
    Arnie as Archimonde? Nah, he is not prepared!! *g*

    Vin Diesel is definitely a name I’d like to see on the cast list, esp. because he’d be the perfect instrument for the Scourge with his credo! What credo? Well look at his name!

    If you rearrange the letters in Vin Diesel it reveals his credo:
    “I End Lives.”

    Speculative cast list for Warcraft Movie, take 2 (see above).

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  8. i have to say that lundgren looks to ugly in rocky balboa, and i cant imagine him as a young arthas.

    Since thral aint so smart at the begining of the story, and is bigger than grom, michael clark is perfect. Vin should be grom, but i dont know if fantasy is his thing.

    the women seem a bit to prissy to be in this film, like jolie, no chance.

    that goes for the rest, their to famous, if this movie fucks up, could seriously damage their rep

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  9. Hey Navaj! Long time no see! How’s things? Yeah, seen “The Departed” but Matt Damon as Arthas? Man, I don’t know… I always have to think of him as Loki in Dogma.

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  10. Rofl ok! i dont believe any of this haha i mean i some of em maybe but most of these people would SUCK as the char they r playin .. or would do better as another.
    and if this is true… Angelina Jolie as Jaina Proudmoore ROFL!? fuck sakes they r just going to kill what could be a good movie!

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  11. Hello to all the wow-esp.com posters and esp. Orto who posted my speculative list on your forums however this list is neither confidential nor has it any merit since we are just speculating about who would be cool in what role in a Live-Action “Warcraft” movie and you are welcome to join in!

    As far as Vin Diesel playing a Shaman is concerned… well, only if we can get Chuck Norris to play a Paladin!
    (“A Man Apart” poster parody at igloolounge.net).

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  12. haha Arnold schwarznegger is like the last person on earth i would like to see in this movie.. What they need is someone who can play in epic movies and say epic lines, without sounding cheesy. Personally i think Ian Mackellen would be great for this movie… Just dont give him a similar part to the one he got in LOTR, people would just start complaining about blizzard bein copycats. I also think that Natalie Portman would be great in this movie, as Jaina Proudmoore perhaps. Matt Damon, Hugh Grant and Angelina Jolie are good actors, but doesn`t belong to a movie like this

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  13. I also think that the only director who is capable of doing this right, is Peter Jackson. There are many similarities with LOTR and the way i would love to see the Warcraft movie

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  14. I smell Steven Seagul in this one. Think about it, it suits his three-word titles scheme and it’s live action!

    Seriously though I would like to see Mark Wahlberg in this as well as Kate Beckinsale (Sylvanas Windrunner). Underworld, need I say more? Milla would fit this flick too though.

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  15. Steven Seagul is an absolute No No! Please! Not the Seagul!
    Brian McGovern certainly fits the Arthas chin but Brandon Routh may still be the more likely choice, given his previous experience with “comic” heroes.

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  16. This movie is going to suck…WTF were they thinking not making it CGI…Its going to flop just like every other video game movie they tried to make not CGI…

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  17. So the “Lord of the Rings” movies were a flop too then, eh? You do realize, there are more Warcraft books than there are Warcraft games. Plus, the movie does not have “World of” in the title…

    Considering the “Warcraft” lore and the background, the world and its characters, this is predestined to be “live action” if you want to have a character driven movie and not some animated POS.

    Anyone who cannot see this should stop trying to assume this is going to be a “World of Warcraft” movie. “Live-Action” fits the bill perfectly.

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  18. guys yur all retarted, the movie should defintely be CGI, think about it? Beowulf was alright, but with great CGI and they could totally make it like that mixed with the all out war type thing from 300. A warcaft movie doesnt deserve the punishment of being a live action film. It should be like those cinematics that they have for the game.

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  19. It is most likely this film will not be about anything we have seen in the WCIII and beyond games. Im guessing the story will take place sometime in the human past. Perhaps the events before the orc invasion leading to the invasion itself.

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  20. Yes. It is the actual speculative cast … with one change William Shatner will play Thrall and James Spader will play Arthas and it will take place in Boston, legally speaking.

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  21. The film will cover the storyline after WCIII, during the last 4 years before WoW.
    If I remember corectly, when Blizzerd first anounce that it was making a movie, base on the warcraft universe.

    I think its going to be great. And it should be very character driven, with out of this world action..and im very happy there going with live action. it is far more exciting to see a head chopped off by a BERSERKED ORC in live action, then in CGI….you have to agree

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  22. I enjoy about half of this cast, I would enjoy all of it. If this movie was voice acted but, From what I have heard it will be live-action, Johnny Depp was nice, Edward Norton would have been perfect, If it would not have been live action.

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  23. i reckon vin diesel would be a pretty cool choice for thrall but after watching dwayne “the rock” johnson in scorpian king im leaning more towards him not knocking vinny lol he would be cool but the rock ftw!!!!

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  24. Dwayne Johnson would be great to pull off an orc role. I could see Charlize Theron perhaps as Tyrande. I also saw elsewhere that it’s official, Arthas will be played by David Wenham (300, LotR “Boromir”).

    I could see the guy who played Bulweif from The 13th Warrior as King Terenas Menethil. Maybe let Ryan Reynolds have a shot at Kael’Thas Sunstrider, Rebecca Romijn as Lady Vashj or Jaina Proudmoore.

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  25. pffh personally i think the warcraft film should use unknown new actors, new faces so you wont have an already placed judgement just yet. i’d go for that, maybe 2 or 3 ‘more famous’actors like johnny depp and rebecca romijn. they just have this ‘image’ it suits them.
    but mehh i’d love to have a littttleee tiny small part in the film as well xD or morelike i’d LOVE to direct it haha since its what im studying ;D

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  26. i think they should have a cast that no one has ever seen before, if there would be auditions I would like to audition for a role in the movie :).
    although i think Johnny Depp is a good choice fot Medivh, he’s kinda mysterious 😛

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