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Submitted by Medievaldragon 1800d ago | rumor

David Wenham as Arthas in Warcraft The Movie?

A strong rumor is going around the net that David Wenham might play the role of Prince Arthas Menethil in the upcoming Warcraft The Movie to be directed by Sam Raimi.

Though Blizzard Entertainment originally said the movie wouldn't feature Arthas, this was said back on 2007 at Blizzcon when Gary Whitta was secretly the script writer. (PC, World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King)

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Medievaldragon  +   1800d ago
With Gary Whitta out of the picture and his script scrapped, I don't doubt Arthas would be in the new script. However, It is unknown if Wenham will be the actor to characterize him.

He doesn't look too bad for the role, what do you think?
Dorjan  +   1800d ago
Awesome!
kerriganss  +   1800d ago
he's suit for that role if he has the appearance as in LotR
matchgrade  +   1800d ago
I think the guy who played Eomer (Karl Urban) would do better.
Leord  +   1800d ago
I like him. That's cool. He could probably do an awesome evil Arthas.
Maticus  +   1800d ago
Hmm, he seems a bit, wimpy?, to be playing Arthas...
SCFreelancer  +   1800d ago
Who do you suggest should play Arthas if he is to be featured?
AndyA  +   1800d ago
Chuck Norris?
Maticus  +   1800d ago
I'm so glad you asked... Easy.

Jason Isaacs http://www.accidentalsexine...
Tribunal  +   1800d ago
i dunno arthas seems wimpy to me; he is nowhere near as badass as the dwarfs he traveled with(i think the bronzebeards its been awhile).
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Main_Street_Saint  +   1800d ago
@maticus
You know I think you might be onto something.... I second the motion for Jason Isaacs. He was really great as Lucious Malfoy in the Harry Potter movies; his combination of calm/collected and malicious was really great.
SRT4Chris401  +   1800d ago
If they put him in his 300 shape I would believe it more. Since he's going to be paladin, he's going to be wielding a 2-handed hammer...
SCFreelancer  +   1800d ago
I really don't know what to think of this thing yet. Blizzard are good with games, but will the quality carry over to the movie? Will they be able to rise above the standard video game movie?
Fyzzu  +   1800d ago
The movie's slated to be set between Warcraft 3 and WoW, right? I'd love to see the fall of Arthas in cinematic form, though this would presumably only have the Lich King. Not convinced that I could believe Wenham as the Lich King off the bat, but I reckon he could do the fall quite well.

Hmm. I guess I'm... happy about the possible casting, but only if we see the young prince, too. I don't think Wenham would be convincing as the Lich King without seeing his fall from grace first.
Medievaldragon  +   1800d ago
Hmm, Maticus. I do dig Jason Isaacs. A bit older than the young prince, but I see similar features in there.
Nihilism  +   1800d ago
david wenham is a champ, i'm sure he'd do a great job, alot of actors only get cast in "good", or "bad" roles, but i think he could pull off the bad role nicely
Chazmers  +   1800d ago
hmm, hopefully it stays a rumour lets have someone else please
-Mezzo-  +   1800d ago
Cool.
ZidaneNL  +   1800d ago
Not a bad idea, but I don't think this movie will be a good one anyway.
Panthers  +   1800d ago
I hope the story follows Warcraft 3 Reign of Chaos. That would be sweet.
Stoney22  +   1800d ago
I think he would do really well as Arthas but it depends on when the movie is set.
When comparing LOTR as movies to the books they are terrible. One of the few glimmering performances that were as good as the books was David Wenhams performance as Faramir. He really portrayed the conflict within Faramir that defines as a character in the books. A similar conflict which appears in Arthas before he takes Frostmourne.
If the movie is set before Arthas takes Frostmourne and becomes a Death knight/Lich King then i think they really couldn't have found a better actor to play the role and do the games and lore justice.
Panthers  +   1800d ago
Wonder how good the LoTR movies would have been if they were great.. since they are some of the best movies ever made now.
DiffusionE  +   1800d ago
Not a bad choice....
...but definitely far from good. People who've never heard about the Warcraft storyline would say, "Oh look, a 4th LOTR movie, it even has Faramir starring in it..." Screw that, as much as i love the trilogy, i don't want another LOTR-ish movie. I want a fresh new theme that is worthy of donning the name 'Warcraft', and not something that 'looks just like LOTR'.
GEESE  +   1799d ago
Who will play my draenei paladin?
)_o

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