Warcraft casting

Travis Fimmel Transitions From Longships To Dragons In Warcraft

The Warcraft movie (called Warcraft), directed by Duncan Jones, officially has at least one actor attached to it. Vikings’ star Travis Fimmel (dweeby name for such a hunk) has been selected to play one of the lead roles in the Warcraft casting.

Dude definitely looks the part of a warrior straight out of Azeroth. I have seen a few episodes of Vikings, and it’s definitely a solid program. Fimmel does good work on that show as Ragnar Lothbrok, the Viking warrior with a taste for adventure. He brings surprising emotional depth to a character that could very easily be portrayed through sheer physicality. Instead of a doofy idiot, Fimmel gives us a nuanced character – at least as nuanced as a skull-crushing warrior of the North can be.

Alongside Fimmel, Colin Farrel’s name has been bandied around for a part in the upcoming film. It is really coming together, and for people like me who grew up with the war between Orcs and humans this is very exciting.

I wonder whether Fimmel will play a human or an orc though. I can’t imagine him as a creature of the undead, or a Tauren shaman, or a night elf ranger, but he certainly has a voice that can play as orc. Would a studio want to bury Fimmel’s looks beneath a presumably CGI Orcish visage? I hope so, especially if Colin Farrel is involved. Farrel would make for a great warrior who has seen too much and is drawn back to the field of battle. Positioning Fimmel as a charismatic relatable Orc to draw the audience into their culture could work really well.

That’s how I hope this plays out. There’s plenty of time for things to change though. Warcraft doesn’t begin production until early 2014.

Source: IGN

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