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There’s been a lot of interest in the human vs orc origin story but my excitement kind of went into overdrive as the cast was revealed by @Legendary Pictures. Several actors were rumoured to play major roles in the film but we now have confirmation.
WARCRAFT movie fans! Cast reveal: Ben Foster, Travis Fimmel, Paula Patton, Toby Kebbell, & Rob Kazinsky. Cc: @Warcraft (1/2)
— Legendary (@Legendary) December 5, 2013
I admit that I didn’t really recognise any of the names until I did a bit of research on imdb. It’s always nice to put a face to a name so here they are.
This was followed soon after by a tweet which read:
As a career WoW player, 463 days /played, it's pretty much my ultimate job. proud to be a part of something that is such a major part of me.
— Robert Kazinsky (@RobertKazinsky) December 5, 2013
I knew I had seen his face before but I couldn’t quite place it until I remembered his role as Warlow in True Blood. Now the fact that he’s such a warcraft veteran makes me giddy. His /played statistic made me wonder about my own though… (edit: 438 days – after changing my main once in BC).
I can’t say I’ve seen Vikings but I did catch him in the short-lived Tarzan TV series – not to mention he’s an aussie.
Played Jane Carter in Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol.
As seen in Prince of Persia and Wrath of the Titans.
His most notable role (at least for me) was as Angel in X-Men: The Last Stand.
Dominic Cooper who plays Howard Stark in the Captain America movies, is currently in the final stages of negotiation with Universal Pictures.
Further details of the movie were revealed on Variety.
I must say I was quite excited when Colin Farrell and Johnny Deep were mentioned but even with this lineup, I’m getting more and more excited about the finished product.
Here’s what the director had to say last week:
If you lot knew the amount of care & attention to detail going into this film, it would blow your minds! A computer game movie! Amazing.
— Duncan Jones (@ManMadeMoon) November 26, 2013
When you look at the concept art below, it’s not surprising. I can only hope the movie lives up to the hype and with such a high calibre list of names associated with the film, it helps when so many are passionate about the immersive world we’ve created for ourselves.
It’s already been revealed that Lothar and Durotan will be two of the main characters while Khadgar and Medivh may also play a part.
So… any guesses for which roles they’ll play?
Trust my WordPress Notification tab to remind me of the date even though I was thinking about it in the weeks leading up to it. Woot, two years of blogging. It feels like four at least… or maybe more!
When I look back on this past year, I’ve found that my video supplements have been a nice addition as I remember my first upload to YouTube. I wasn’t sure what to record at first but I wanted to do something tried and tested so I settled on a ‘How To’ solo the chess event in Karazhan. A week later, I created my first Trove of the Thunder King scenario (with added commentary). I must say it was a little more difficult than I expected playing and trying to be informative at the same time. I can see why a lot of people overlay their commentaries after the fact.
A month later, my Dread Ship Vazuvius video was featured on JudgeHype resulting in a rather large spike in blog traffic for several days.
Not surprisingly my Battle Pet Tamer posts took up seven of my top eight spots with my Timeless Isle Rares post right in the middle.
When I tried to look through my search terms for the year I couldn’t really see anything that obscure. It’s a shame there’s no filter for ‘funnyblogtraffic’ or similar. Engineering mounts still seem to be a popular topic while Aquaman was the Super of choice. A couple of treasure posts gained quite a lot of traffic together with players still wondering ‘how to get to vale of eternal blossoms’.
Once again I have Orcisharmyknife, WoWWiki, WoWHead, WoW Roleplaygear and WoW Insider to thank for all the referrals they’ve given me. Oddly enough this was the same list as last year except that Rades has moved from second spot into first.
Thanks to all my readers and commenters, especially those I’ve met recently in-game.
I had no intention of making another legendary cloak but I thought I may as well finish The Strength of One’s Foes while the sigils still had a chance to drop. Doing this more than once is not fun but when I noticed I was three away from completing the quest, I tried queuing for the first two sections of SoO. It was hard enough getting a fresh run at times but I persevered leaving me one short so tried my luck in an older raid. I queued for all four sections in the Throne of Thunder zoning into the Pinnacle of Storms and then Forgotten Depths.
As I jumped onto Ji-Kun’s platform, something unexpected happened.
That’s right, my pet landed right on my head! This may be old news for some but it’s only the second time I’ve taken my hunter in there so I wasn’t sure if this was a common thing or not. So after someone pulled the boss prematurely I was curious to see if I could recreate the effect.
Then again, I think I like my SpiritHood better.
=^.^= Meow :3
After staring at Ji-Kun for an hour or so, I ended up being the last tauren AFKing. Looks like that last sigil will have to wait.