Although no specific roles were listed, Slashfilm revealed the following actors and actresses will star in the film:
- Ben Foster — The Messenger, 3:10 To Yuma, X-Men: The Last Stand
- Travis Fimmel — Vikings the television series
- Paula Patton — Baggage Claim, 2 Guns, Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol, Precious, Hitch
- Toby Kebbell — The Councilor, The East, Wrath of the Titans, War Horse, The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, upcoming Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
- Rob Kazinsky — Pacific Rim, Red Tails, HBO’s True Blood
- Dominic Cooper — Captain America movies, Dead Man Down, My Week with Marilyn, An Education, Mamma Mia!
Despite previous rumors that Colin Farrell had been offered a lead role in Warcraft, he is not mentioned in the film’s press release.
Other details we already know about the upcoming movie:
Duncan Jones (Moon) is the director, and he’s played every Blizzard game, It will be a mix of live action and CG focusing on a Humans vs. Orcs origin story, Industrial Light and Magic (the visual effects studio behind Star Wars) will be creating the Orcs, Durotan and Lothar will go head-to-head in the movie’s story.
Production is set to begin in January 2014, and as reported earlier, the release date is currently March 11, 2016.