has become the latest actor to sign on for the Warcraft
movie. This was rumored previously but he has now confirmed
his involvement. He will co-star alongside the already announced Travis Fimmell, Paula Patton, Ben Foster, Robert Kazinsky, Clancy Brown, Toby Kebbell, and Daniel Wu. Speaking to Crave Online
, Cooper had the following to say about the story:
"There's a very human story at the heart of it because there's a few of us that are humans in it that are up against tribes and problematic issues that exist in the world that we exist in," Cooper said. "It's happening all over the world at the moment and you see it happening all over. People have savaged their own lands and their own environment and they're having to find a new environment in which to move into through the hostility of others."
We heard at BlizzCon
from Director Duncan Jones that Warcraft
will be an orcs vs. humans origin story told equally from both sides. Anduin Lothar
will be the hero for the humans, while Durotan
, father of Thrall, will be the hero for the orcs. Warcraft
begins shooting this year in Vancouver, Canada and will hit theaters on March 11, 2016.