Director Duncan Jones discussed the film for the Warcraft panel at BlizzCon 2014.
For the main story, he decided to focus on the beginning of the feud betweens Orcs and humans. He rewrote the Orcs in Sam Raimi's original script, saying they were portrayed unfavorably; his goal is to make viewers sympathize with both sides. The film will be equally split between the opposing factions.
Jones said the film was "Avatar and Lord of the Rings at the same time," a rather bold claim.
He also discussed the characters who would be appearing in the film.
For the Alliance, their leader Lothar (my old server, fuck yeah! and portrayed by Travis Fimmel), the mage Medivh (Ben Foster), King Llane (Dominic Cooper), and Khadgar (Ben Schnetzer).
The Horde will feature their leader Durotan (Toby Kebbell), his right-hand man Orgrim (Rob Kazinsky), Gul-Dan (Daniel Wu), Blackhand the Destroyer (Clancy Brown), and Garona (Paula Patton).
You can pledge your allegiance at either fightforthealliance.com or fightforthehorde.com.
For the Alliance tbh.
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