The lights are on
The World of Warcraft movie's first cast members have been revealed.
Actors Ben Foster, Toby Kebbell, Rob Kazinsky, Travis Fimmel, and Paula Patton have all been confirmed to appear in the film. Dominic Cooper, who plays a young Howard Stark in the Captain America movies, is also in negotiations to appear in film, according to a news story from Variety.
Ben Foster has appeared in films like 3:10 to Yuma and 30 Days of Night, and also played Angel in X-Men: The Last Stand. Toby Kebbell played a role in the Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time movie, Rob Kazinsky was in Pacific Rim, Travis Fimmel appeared in the television show Vikings, and Paula Patton's most notable role was one in Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol.
It's unclear exactly what roles or characters these actors will be playing, but we do know that the film will cover the introductory conflict between the orcs and the humans. The movie, which was originally set for release in 2015 was recently pushed back to 2016.
[Source: Variety, via @ManMadeMoon]
Our TakeNone of these actors have played particularly iconic roles, with the exception of perhaps Foster, but that will probably serve the film well. It can sometimes be distracting to have highly recognizable actors playing pre-established characters. I continue to be optimistic about the World of Warcraft movie.
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