Walt Disney Pictures has just released the character posters of its new, fantasy adventure “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice,” an innovative and epic adventure about a sorcerer and his hapless apprentice who are swept into the center of an ancient conflict between good and evil.
The new individual posters feature the film’s five leading characters, namely The Sorcerer, The Apprentice, The Wizard, The Villain and The Sorceress. Below are their character descriptions:
THE SORCERER aka Balthazar Blake (Nicolas Cage) is a student of Merlin. More than 1,000 years old, Balthazar has been searching the globe until he finds the Prime Merlinean, the descendent of Merlin and inheritor of his great powers. When Balthazar finally discovers him in 10-year-old Dave Stutler, he finds himself with a very reluctant sorcerer’s apprentice.
THE APPRENTICE aka Dave Stutler (Jay Baruchel) is a nerdy NYU physics major, lacking confidence and poise, not very popular with girls or even his fellow students. At the age of 10, he experiences a frightening incident when he encounters sorcerer Balthazar Blake after wandering into the bizarre Arcana Cabana curio shop. He’s given a dragon ring that comes to life on his finger, and he’s told that he’ll be a very important sorcerer himself. He then witnesses a furious battle between Balthazar and another sorcerer named Maxim Horvath which made him want to forget the whole matter…until both Balthazar and Horvath re-enter his life 10 years later, forcing him to confront a destiny he would very much like to ignore!
THE SORCERESS aka Veronica (Monica Bellucci) has had the great fortune of being loved by Balthazar Blake—and the misfortune of being loved by Maxim Horvath.
THE VILLAIN aka Maxim Horvath (Alfred Molina) was, along with Balthazar Blake and Veronica, a disciple of Merlin and a force of good more than a thousand years ago. But their mutual love for Veronica split the colleagues apart. He and Balthazar have battled through the ages, finally bringing their conflict to modern-day New York City.
THE WIZARD aka Drake Stone (Toby Kebbell) is a long, lean, punked-out illusionist who is actually a dark sorcerer assisting Maxim Horvath in his battle against Balthazar Blake and Dave Stutler. He’s a stage performer with an ego to match his popularity, but with no fan bigger than himself.
Opening soon across the Philippines, “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice” is distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International.