For The Al­liance!

Do­minic Cooper takes the throne

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Who is King Llane?

From my per­spec­tive he’s a good man and he’s good to his peo­ple. He’s not an ag­gres­sor. He’s try­ing to do things as best he can with as lit­tle dam­age as pos­si­ble. He doesn’t know which way to turn, and it seems that the more re­li­able route to take is the more trust­ing one, but it’s ac­tu­ally a big mis­take.

Do you feel a re­spon­si­bil­ity to do right by the fans?

It be­came very ap­par­ent when we had the guys who cre­ated this game come down… to see them re­spond to what they’re see­ing, to see some­one’s dream and vi­sion come to life like that was quite in­cred­i­ble. But it also made us re­alise how im­por­tant it is for us, as char­ac­ters within the world, to get it right.

Have you played the games?

It’s one of those things you’ve heard about, but I never played it. The film stands up on its own as a script. Even though we de­vote a lot of time to mak­ing it ac­ces­si­ble to peo­ple who have been play­ing it for that long, it also needs to ap­peal to peo­ple who have no idea what it is.

How did you cope with War­craft’s enor­mous ar­mour?

The ar­mour is tough. And horse rid­ing. Do­ing the horse stunts with the ar­mour. But I’ve got to say, I’ve never seen cos­tumes like it, they’re ab­so­lutely mag­nif­i­cent. And the weaponry. Of course, be­cause it’s War­craft, weaponry is 20 times big­ger than what you’d nor­mally have to be deal­ing with, so every­thing is just en­hanced.

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