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World of Warcraft: Travis Fimmel Tagged for Lead Role in Warcraft Film

SBFordSBFord Associate Editor - News ManagerThe CitadelPosts: 20,752MMORPG.COM Staff Epic

After what seems a long and agonizing search for a leading man for the Warcraft film due out late next year. Fimmel is best known for his work in the History Channel's "Vikings" series.

Details on the plot or the character Fimmel will play are still unknown. Based on the Blizzard Entertainment game “World of Warcraft,” studios have been trying for some time to get this adaptation off the ground with Sam Raimi at one point attached to direct.

Read more at Variety.

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  • expressoexpresso mePosts: 2,213Member Uncommon
    I liked him in vikings. That is all.
  • WhorlordWhorlord Verdun, QCPosts: 14Member Uncommon
    He looks like Arthas... just saying!
  • Jamar870Jamar870 Gilbertsville, PAPosts: 74Member Uncommon
    Irrespective of the gentleman's acting ability. What will make this film is story and execution. If the story is good and the film is executed well, then it maybe a fair film otherwise it may become an embarassment to Blizzard.
  • MadDemon64MadDemon64 Maplewood, NJPosts: 1,102Member Uncommon
    Hopefully he isn't going to play a famous character in WoW lore.  I want this to be a two-movie franchise with this guy playing a member of the Aliance who dies in the end, and is resurrected as a Forsaken after the credits so we can have a sequel where we see things from the perspective of the Horde.

    Since when is Tuesday a direction?

  • Soki123Soki123 Kelowna, BCPosts: 1,860Member Uncommon
    Great choice, and Vikings is an awesome show, so glad it s back for season 2 soon.
  • SinfulChrisSinfulChris Sacramento, CAPosts: 63Member Uncommon
    Resembles Uther Lightbringer, but needs more beard.
  • AsamofAsamof La Canada, CAPosts: 780Member Uncommon
    What a beautiful man.
  • JakdstripperJakdstripper British Columbia, CanadaPosts: 2,175Member Uncommon
    i liked him in Vikings. however, please no smirking.....i got so sick of watching him smirk for half the episode...every single episode. Please increase your facial expressions repertuar.
  • SBFordSBFord Associate Editor - News Manager The CitadelPosts: 20,752MMORPG.COM Staff Epic

    Why is it that when I see that guy's face all I can think of is "Bubble Boy"?

     

    FOR THE HORDE! :P


  • SunwolfNCSunwolfNC Charlotte, NCPosts: 188Member Uncommon

    And he had such a promising career.

    This movie will fail - and he'll be a back shelf actor for at least 5-10 because of it.

    If I'm wrong - then we get a potentially good movie - but I don't think I'm wrong considering I can't find ONE gaming-related movie that was anywhere NEAR good that's ever been made.

    Now, if you'll excuse me, Lagertha is calling for me from their bed-chamber...

  • TheBigDRCTheBigDRC Everson, WAPosts: 162Member
    Originally posted by SunwolfNC
    And he had such a promising career. This movie will fail - and he'll be a back shelf actor for at least 5-10 because of it. If I'm wrong - then we get a potentially good movie - but I don't think I'm wrong considering I can't find ONE gaming-related movie that was anywhere NEAR good that's ever been made. Now, if you'll excuse me, Lagertha is calling for me from their bed-chamber...

    The first Silent Hill and Resident Evil movies were good. Ah, at least from my perspective. But beyond that, yeah very few of them were worth it.

    Meh, we'll see how this goes. Worst case, it becomes the best bit of ammo for those that want to use it.

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  • evilZekeevilZeke MoscowPosts: 13Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by SunwolfNC
    And he had such a promising career. This movie will fail - and he'll be a back shelf actor for at least 5-10 because of it. If I'm wrong - then we get a potentially good movie - but I don't think I'm wrong considering I can't find ONE gaming-related movie that was anywhere NEAR good that's ever been made. Now, if you'll excuse me, Lagertha is calling for me from their bed-chamber...

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  • GravargGravarg Harker Heights, TXPosts: 3,399Member Uncommon

    Tirion Fordring?

  • muffins89muffins89 Yakima, WAPosts: 1,585Member Uncommon
    I think the lead role is gonna be Gamon.  the struggle of one against many.
  • tawesstawess LkpgPosts: 3,449Member Rare

    I am not going to say that the WoW film will be a hit but i remember all the talk when Peter Jackson was named to helm the LoTR movies.. And that turned out ok.

     

    Usually the reason a game adaptation goes less then well is that they are either a way to small production (or helmed by Uwe Boll) or they are made by people that does not understand how to make a movie trying to explain the game to people who does not understand games.

     

    I would say that Blizzard have proved that they at least have some basic grasp of storytelling from a cinematic PoV and thus can provide some good input on how to make a good Warcraft movie.

     

    So there is potential there, but as Mr Bay have shown.. even something with a very good potential can turn out utter crap in the end.

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    This have been a good conversation

  • jesteralwaysjesteralways BangladeshPosts: 2,450Member Rare
    Blizzard should just stop this BS live action movie and instead make an awesome animated movie. of course animated movie may cost more but still it could be much more interesting and engaging. 

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  • muffins89muffins89 Yakima, WAPosts: 1,585Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by jesteralways
    Blizzard should just stop this BS live action movie and instead make an awesome animated movie. of course animated movie may cost more but still it could be much more interesting and engaging. 

    how do you know it won't be both?  like lord of the rings or harry potter or roger rabbit.

  • ngiringiri Boston, MAPosts: 4Member
    Hogger.
  • RevofireRevofire Melbourne, FLPosts: 256Member Uncommon
    Fairly decent show, I mean we could use more shows so a season 2 is a good thing. Pretty excited to see if they can improve. :)

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  • rodingorodingo Posts: 2,635Member Uncommon
    His only line will be: " job's done! " or "more work?"

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