Ben Foster, Toby Kebbell & Dominic Cooper Cast in 'Warcraft' Movie
by Alex Billington
December 4, 2013
Big casting announcement for the Warcraft movie tonight. Variety is reporting that four more names are set for Duncan Jones' Warcraft movie in the works at Legendary. The big four are: Ben Foster (of 3:10 to Yuma, Pandorum, Rampart, Ain't Them Bodies Saints, Lone Survivor), Toby Kebbell (of RocknRolla, Prince of Persia, Sorcerer's Apprentice, Wrath of the Titans, The East), Rob Kazinsky (of "True Blood", Red Tails + Chuck Hansen in Pacific Rim) in three lead roles, with Dominic Cooper (Mamma Mia, Devil's Double, Captain America, Need for Speed) in negotiations for a part as well. All four of these guys are very talented actors on the rise and should make for a gritty, badass cast of humans. So who will they be playing?
No one knows! Plot details for this Warcraft movie are still being kept a big secret, and we don't have have any casting or character breakdowns to go along with them. In addition to Foster, Kebbell, Kazinsky and Cooper, Warcraft will also star Travis Fimmel and Paula Patton - they were announced previously. The rest of the cast is being solidified at this moment, as Duncan Jones (Moon, Source Code) is gearing up to start shooting soon in order to make their scheduled March 11, 2016 release date (nearly three years from now). My feeling is this might be filmed a bit like Avatar or John Carter, with lots of technical rigs and a whole year of post-production and heavy CGI to complete the world. We'll continue to keep an eye out for more casting updates. Congrats to Foster, Kebbell, Kazinsky and Cooper - that is one hell of a line-up so far.
Other rumored names being considered for Warcraft roles included: Colin Farrell, Paul Dano, Anson Mount and Anton Yelchin. We're not sure if they're possibly still in the mix or out entirely. Stay tuned for updates.
I like all those guys. So far, off to a good start. I do wonder at the mass appeal of this movie though.
Brian Sleider on Dec 4, 2013
I wouldn't be that concerned if it looks visually striking like an Avatar or badass like a 300. Some macho assholes won't go to see it because they are insecure no matter what, but if the trailer reminds anyone of GoT/300/LotR it will be ok after the 10 million who still play WoW and the millions who played before, as a kid, or played the RTS games. I would say that is about 15 mil of almost guaranteed interest which, if they are 8 bucks a ticket on avg that's about 120 mil box office. That's just the people already interested in the movie.
adam lamonica on Dec 4, 2013
True But at a 200 mil budget just getting all current and past subs to watch will not break even. I am interested in how they will market the film. We will see.
Brian Sleider on Dec 4, 2013
Lord of the Rings openned the doors of Epic Fantasies to the masses, so I'm sure the same ppl that enjoyed those films will line up to watch this. I justhope it doesn't turn out like Dungeon and Dragons or In the Name of the King.
Matthew South on Dec 5, 2013
Well lets be fair though LotR had MASSIVE cultural penetration, prior to the movies. WoW has some but its of the "oh my son/brother/uncle/sister plays that game" variety. The story does have appeal beyond gamers but will the general masses care? As I said I am interested in seeing how they market the movie. I think with the pedigree associated with the production thus far it will avoid "In the Name of the King" badness.
Brian Sleider on Dec 5, 2013
I love Warcraft but I've really been excited ever since Duncan Jones was signed. It really seems like the movie has more legitimacy now. Can't wait. These guys are all really underrated actors.
si1ver on Dec 4, 2013
Damn so far so good.
Xerxexx on Dec 5, 2013
Absolutely Fan of Mr.Foster but i think movie needs some other actors as great as Henry Cavil , Gerard Butler or Liam Hemsworth either.
Ehsan Davodi on Dec 5, 2013
I bet the control scheme in this game is gonna suck!
Jimmy Love on Dec 5, 2013
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