Warcraft movie is all set to hit the screens this week. And like all the devout fans, we are excited as well. If you’ve seen the trailer, you’ll agree that this American fantasy film promises to enthrall your senses with superb visual and some stunning sound effects. Directed by Duncan Jones, the film is based on the story of Warcraft: Orcs & Humans. This was the original real-time strategy game that gave rise to the more popular MMORPG World of Warcraft and Warcraft III.
If you are new to this fantasy world, you may get confused in this world of Orcs and Humans. We are here to help. Before we introduce you to the characters of the movie, let’s do a quick backstory catch-up.
The story begins in Draenor; the home of Orcs – in outer space – which is on the brink of decay due to severe exploitation of its resources. Now the Orcs are in search of a new planet to settle in. The new planet is Azeroth – a thriving planet and home to humans. The orc Warlock Gul’dan takes it upon himself to lead the way to Azeroth. After getting into a dark deal with a super-villain called the Burning Legion, he invites all Orc clans and gets the army to build a dark portal to the new planet. The Orcs are manipulated by the evil Burning Legion and Gul’dan to run havoc in Azeroth.
On Azeroth, many clans combine to form an Alliance and face the invasion. Other creatures have now joined the Orcs and together they call themselves the Horde. You need to remember that the battle is between the Alliance and the Horde.
King Llane Wrynn
Played by Dominic Cooper, King Llane Wrynn is the ruler of the kingdom of Stormwind. He is one of the key characters on the Alliance side.
Lady Taria is the wife of King Llane Wrynn. The role is played by actress Ruth Negga.
Anduin Lothar played by Travis Fimmel is the commander of the armies of King Llane Wrynn, and a very important character.
Gul’dan is the orc warlock and the one who is leading the orcs to Azeroth. He is played by Daniel Wu.
Gul’dan’s trusted lieutenant Blackhand is played by Clancy Brown.
Durotan also called Antonidas is the chieftain of the Frostwolf clan. Toby Kibbel is playing the character.
Anna Galvin plays the character of Draka, the wife of Durotan.
He is Durotan’s oldest friend. Orgrim Doomhammer is a huge and fearsome Orc warrior. The character is played by Rob Kazinsky.
Paula Patton plays Garona Halforcen. A half-Orc-half-human, Gul’dan had experimented on her to make her his spy.
Khadgar and Medivh
Khadgar and Medivh are magicians who practice traditional magic. This magic was practiced by the High Elves who passed on this to humans. Ben Schnetzer plays Khadgar and Ben Foster plays Medivh.
We hope you are even more excited about Warcraft now. Book your tickets for the movie here.