Warcraft, an adaptation of the extremely popular online game, World of Warcraft, doesn't come out in theaters until early 2016, but fans eager to see the sword and sorcery game depicted on the big screen can now get a tease of what's to come, as Universal has unveiled the fantasy film's first two posters and Legendary has revealed the movie's official character descriptions.

During the Warcraft movie panel (hosted by Talking Dead's Chris Hardwick) at BlizzCon today, the film's core characters and their descriptions were revealed, with Legendary tweeting the anticipated details to the masses.

The film's cast will be divided, with some playing characters fighting for the Alliance and others portraying members of the Horde. We have the official character names and descriptions below (via Legendary):

The Alliance:

"Travis Fimmel plays warrior Anduin Lothar, a hero who has sacrificed everything."

"Medivh the "Guardian", played by Ben Foster is a mysterious, reclusive protector with formidable power."

"Khadgar, played by Ben Schnetzer, [is] a gifted young mage on a daring search for the truth."

"Dominic Cooper plays King Llane Wrynn, beacon of hope to the city of Stormwind during a time of darkness."

"Ruth Negga is Lady Taria, Queen of Stormwind at King Llane's side. His great love and most trusted counsel."

The Horde:

"Chieftain and defender of the Frostwolf Clan, Durotan is played by Toby Kebbell."

"Daniel Wu is Gul'dan, supreme Orc ruler fueled by a dark magic that even he cannot control."

"Clancy Brown plays Blackhand "The Destroyer", one of the most feared and titanic warchiefs among the Orcs."

"Robert Kazinsky is Orgrim, destined to wield the Doomhammer, heroic Orc weapon, as the right hand of Durotan."

In the middle:

"Garona, played by Paula Patton, [is] a strong-willed survivor who must decide where true loyalty lies."

In addition to the character descriptions, the first two posters for Warlock were unveiled at BlizzCon. The first poster features a sword from a member of the Alliance, a group made up of humans and various other species such as Night Elves and Gnomes. Together, they strive to keep order and peace in the world of Azeroth.

The second poster highlights the dreaded Doomhammer used by one of the most powerful members of the Horde, a faction made up of Orcs, Trolls, Goblins, and other critters who believe in the blade and don't shy away from the horrors of war when it comes to securing their own place in Azeroth.

A Legendary movie from Universal Pictures, Warcraft is slated for a March 11th, 2016 3D release and is directed by Duncan Jones (Source Code) off of a script by Charles Leavitt that Duncan rewrote. The film stars Ben Foster, Travis Fimmel, Paula Patton, Toby Kebbell, Robert Kazinsky, Dominic Cooper, Ben Schnetzer, Daniel Wu, and Clancy Brown. While no official plot synopsis is available at this time, it was revealed at the San Diego Comic-Con that Warcraft will focus on the beginning of the war between the Alliance and the Horde as they fight for Azeroth.

Below, we have a look at the official teaser posters that were revealed today at BlizzCon (images via Collider):

Source: Legendary
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