Warcraft trailer won’t debut until November
Following the footage shown at Legendary Pictures Hall H panel at San Diego Comic-Con, director Duncan Jones has taken to Twitter to reveal that the first trailer for the highly-anticipated Warcraft movie won’t be released until later this year.
Our own Ed Douglas described the footage he saw at the panel today as follows:
“Basically it starts with a focus on the Horde as it shows a bunch of them walking across the wilderness until they come to an area with a bunch of green orcs. We spend some time with the orcs as they realize they need to find food and water to save their world. It shows a lot of Toby Kebbell’s Durotan and his wife who is pregnant and that seems to be a big part of the story. But we see a wizard creating a portal from the souls of prisoners, the wizard creates the portal and the orcs rush through it and for that whole section we haven’t seen a single human. When they get through the portal, they first see the humans on horseback and we get to see King Llane and some of the other characters who say that the Horde are monsters that need to be destroyed. There was a lot of footage of all the characters but it kept coming back to Durotan and his wife who has the baby in the human world where he’s in danger.”
“The individual characters looked great but there were huge scenes with thousands of orcs and the scene where Medivh opens the portal was pretty impressive. The music was great and it definitely seems to be actual score from Ramin Djawadi (Iron Man, Pacific Rim). We did get a brief glimpse of the elves, very short. I haven’t played the game but the visuals do look like a much higher quality video game especially in the first few minutes with the Horde. It seems the characters are really being given a lot of life and dimension.”
Legendary’s Warcraft is a 3D epic adventure of world-colliding conflict based upon Blizzard Entertainment’s globally-renowned universe. Directed by Duncan Jones (Moon, Source Code), the film was written by Charles Leavitt with a rewrite by Duncan Jones. The film, a Legendary Pictures, Blizzard Entertainment and Atlas Entertainment production, is produced by Charles Roven, Thomas Tull, Jon Jashni and Alex Gartner. Stuart Fenegan, Jillian Share, Brent O’Connor, and Blizzard Entertainment’s Michael Morhaime and Paul Sams serve as executive producers. Rob Pardo and Blizzard Entertainment’s Chris Metzen and Nick Carpenter co‐produce with Atlas’s Rebecca Steel Roven.
Fighting for The Alliance, Warcraft features Dominic Cooper as King Llane Wrynn, Travis Fimmel as Anduin Lothar, Ben Foster as Medivh, Ben Schnetzer as Khadgar, and Ruth Negga as Lady Taria, and on the side of The Horde is Clancy Brown as Blackhand, Toby Kebbel as Durotan, Robert Kazinsky as Ogrim, and Daniel Wu as Gul’Dan, with Paula Patton’s Garona caught in the middle.
Warcraft is set to debut in theaters on June 10, 2016.