Add two more names to the cast of Duncan Jones’ Warcraft: Clancy Brown and Daniel Wu. According to Deadline, both are officially confirmed, but it is still unknown who (or what) they will play.
The cast of Warcraft continues to expand, and the film seems to be well on track to meet its March 11, 2016 release date. Brown and Wu join a cast that includes: Travis Fimmel (Vikings), Ben Foster (Lone Survivor), Toby Kebbell (War Horse), Rob Kazinsky (Pacific Rim), Dominic Cooper (Captain America: The First Avenger), and Paula Patton (Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol).
Universal and Legendary Pictures seem to be sticking with the strategy of casting talented, but lesser known actors. With the exception of Brown – who is already well established after an impressive career – all the actors cast so far are definitely up and comers. That philosophy also seems to have been at work in the hiring of Duncan Jones as director. Jones has just two full-length films to his resume, Moon and Source Code, but both earned him the respect of Hollywood.
Brown is known for his decades of on screen and voice work, both on film and TV. Wu, however, is best known for his roles in Europa Report and The Man With the Iron Fists – at least in the US. The American born Wu has begun putting together a solid resume Stateside, but in Hong Kong he is already a bona fide star.
The story of Warcraft will focus on the first meetings of orcs and humans, and both sides will be shown as equals. Although casting has stepped up, still no word on exactly who those cast will play.