Comic-Con: ‘Warcraft’ footage described, plus title card revealed


Duncan Jones’ Warcraft adaptation arrived at Comic-Con earlier today, and while the panel did not reveal too much information on the film, some footage was shown to fans. While not complete (special effects are still being worked on), the footage shown really impressed fans, and here is how Collider described it:

The world is very colorful and vivid with detailed shields, weapons, costumes, and landscapes. But what really leapt out at me was how there are two worlds being set up through two characters. The human leader (played by Travis Fimmel) notes that he’s spent more time protecting his king rather than his son, and wonders if that makes him honorable or a fool. We then cut to the orc leader wonders what he has sacrificed in order to protect his people. He tells us his home has been destroyed. “Is war the only way?” Which implies that they must move into human territory.

There are some action beats like some brief moments of humans fighting orcs, Ben Foster’s mage character powering up, and the money shot is Fimmel’s character flying in on a giant eagle to combat an orc.

Jones explained at the panel that while “the film doesn’t come out until March 2016 because it’s such a digital challenge. “It’s like trying to make Avatar and The Lord of the Rings at the same time”

SlashFilm also saw the footage:

We start with a room full of Alliance weapons. Swords, shields and more. “I’ve spent more time protecting my king than my own son,” a character says in voiceover. Lots of men in Armor and some banners. “Does that make me loyal or a fool?” These are the Alliance humans. We cut to a green sky. Now we see the Horde orcs. They looked like if Shrek was real, but much scarier and realistic. Lord of the Rings quality. “I’ve lead thousands of warriors into battle. Does that make me a leader or a coward” The trailer then cuts between scenes of men preparing for battle, the orcs preparing for battle, and the two main voices echoing their similar philosophies. The orc home is an epic mountain space. Then the question, “Is war the only answer?” And then it begins. Battles. Flying. Swords. Hammers. An alliance griffin diving down into a battle. A man jumps on the back of the orc and stabs him in the chest. Then the logo.

The logo was revealed earlier this week, and can be seen above and in the below video.


The cast includes Travis Fimmel, Paula Patton, Ben Foster, Dominic Cooper, Toby Kebbell, Clancy Brown, Robert Kazinsky and Daniel Wu.

Warcraft is expected in cinemas on 11th March 2016.

Last month Foster explained to IGN:

“The character in Warcraft that I play is named Medivh. He’s a mage, which is essentially a sorcerer. He came up in a time protecting an area, and the way he protected this area was through magic. As peace returned to this land he took a break. He hung up his staff, so to speak, or let his guns get dusty. We meet him as his friends are returning asking for his help in a battle.”

He then went on to explain that Jones’ take on the popular video game will look at both sides of the conflict, so Warcraft will see things from both good and bad, something Jones made clear at last years press conference:

What’s exciting about Duncan Jones’ take on this video game is that it shows both sides of the war. It shows both sides of a conflict, which is exciting to me. It’s not just a video game turned into a movie. It’s asking, hopefully, an important question of, where do we limit our compassion for what we consider to be the bad guys?”

Finally, Foster described the films use of motion-capture, and promised Warcraft will be a 3D event like no other:

“The way that they’re pushing motion-capture – I just saw some of the test footage – it’s unlike anything I’ve ever seen. It’s performance-capture. It pushes it to the next level. It’s going to be one helluva 3D event”

About Matt Wavish 9999 Articles
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