It’s the opening weekend of Warcraft! The wait for this movie was a long one but not longer than my wait for Warcraft 4 (any day now). We managed to catch the premiere on Wednesday night so for those of you who are going to watch the movie this weekend you’re going to need this list to help you out. With names like Durotan, Ogrim and Khadgar flying around it gets confusing. Plus all the mumbling orc language doesn’t make it easier.
Durotan (Toby Kebbell)
Durotan, son of Garad and chieftain of the Frostwolf Clan. The world they lived in had been corrupted by the fel magic wielded by Gul’dan and through his manipulation united all the orcs together into the First Horde. Led by the Warchief Blackhand from the Blackrock Clan.
The movie begins at the time of the First War which follows the Orcs arrival to the human Kingdom of Azeroth. Sensing the evil and destruction that Gul’dan brought in his wake, he rebels and attempts to bring about a human alliance to stand against Gul’dan and the rest of The Horde.
He has a mate Draka who at the beginning of the movie gives birth to a son who will eventually be known as the Warchief Orc Thrall.
Orgrim Doomhammer (Robert Kazinsky)
Orgrim, son of Telkar Doomhammer from the Blackrock Clan has been friends with Durotan since they were young, despite being from different clans. In the game Orgrim remains loyal to Durotan even though he was lieutenant to Blackhand in the Blackrock Clan. During the time of The First War he begins to suspect both Blackhand and Gul’dan.
I won’t leave too many spoilers here for those of you that haven’t played the game but he plays an integral role in the events after The First War and in the training of the future Warchief Thrall.
Gul’dan (Daniel Wu)
Gul’dan is the first Orc Warlock in the Ocr’s home world Draenor. Originally an Orc Shaman of the Stormreaver Clan he moved away from the elemental magics and spiritual guidance of his class to delve in the darker, fel-based magics of the Warlocks.
Betraying his people to the demon-lord Kil’jaeden, leader of The Burning Legion (it’s a long story but basically demons who seek to destroy order in the universe). Gul’dan was directly responsible for The Horde’s invasion of Azeroth.
Garona Halforcen (Paula Patton)
The birth of Garona was orchestrated by Gul’dan who bred one of his Orc warriors on a Draenei female. The Draenei were an extremely intelligent race living in Draenor who had a natural affinity for magic and the resulting child of the union Garona looked surprisingly human. From young Gul’dan raised her to be his personal spy and assassin and eventually she became an Emissary to the Humans when the Orcs marched into Azeroth.
Anduin Lothar (Travis Fimmel)
Sir Anduin Lothar known as the ‘Lion of Azeroth‘ he is a knight champion of the Kingdom of Azeroth (Stormwind). He is considered one of the greatest warriors of all time. Lothar grew up in the court of Azeroth as a childhood friend of both the Prince, Llane Wrynn, and Medivh.
Medivh (Ben Foster)
Medivh is the last Guardian of Tirisfal an ancient line of protectors, the Guardian is a single mortal champion magically empowered by the Order of Tirisfal to fight against The Burning Legion in Azeroth. Imbued with the powers from all the members of the Order of Tirisdal, Medivh became an extremely powerful mage.
Khadgar (Ben Schnetzer)
Khadgar is one of the most powerful wizards to have ever lived and was the apprentice for the Last Guardian, Medivh (game origin). At the young age of 17, Khadgar was sent by the Kirin Tor to apprentice under the wizard Medivh.
I had to cut a lot of context for the movie due to spoilers but let me know if you guys would like a more thorough breakdown of the history in the comments below!