WARCRAFT MOVIE - Release date: June 10, 2016 - Director: Duncan Jones

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Duncan Jones’s group interview from SDCC

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A group of reporters from various websites had a group interview with Duncan Jones at SDCC at Legendary panel and crew from Den of Geeks kinda put the most interesting answers in one place. First thing that pops out about Jones is he’s real deal about the Warcraft. Somehow I think that at this moment there is not a director in Hollywood that fits better to tell the Warcraft story good for the movie.

duncan-jones“I’ve been playing back since Orcs and Humans, back in the real time strategy days,” he said. “I actually used to play Lost Vikings, which was a game that Blizzard made even before that.”

On question about how possible is that Warcraft movie will be that movie that will break the curse of videogame movies.

“I don’t know if there’s a curse to break, but I feel we’ve made a great film. I have an amazing cast. I have WETA who have built these stunning props for the film, the weapons and the armor. Gavin Bocquet was our production designer and he made these extraordinary sets up in Vancouver where we were shooting. We had these huge environments to shoot in, and then we have the motion capture performances where ILM have delivered, I think, their best work ever [in motion capture].”

About how will the non gamers react to the Warcraft movie, since a lot of general problems of this type of movies is that general audience was not usually targeted audiance.

“Right from the start,” Jones said, “it was absolutely imperative that we came up with a story that stood on its own, and brought an audience who didn’t know about Warcraft along with it. Not everyone who saw the first Lord of the Rings movie had read Tolkien, but Peter Jackson did a wonderful job bringing the audience along to get them involved in that universe.”

What can Warcraft fans expect in the movie and how are the characters potraited and to watch out for Orgrim Doomhammer played by mocap Rob Kazinsky, who is also a WoW veteran.

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SDCC 2015 Warcraft Movie Panel

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Warcraft movie & SDCC 2015 recap

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It’s hard to recap event when you were not there so I will just use the meshup of recaps from io9, geektyrant and ComingSoon

  • Durotan says “Our planet is dying, we need food and water.” A group of orcs sit around the fire and talk about how they believe in the orc warlock Gul’dan (Daniel Wu), and will follow his lead.
  • Next Durotan and his wife, Draka, are laying on the ground of their hut. The wife has chosen a name for their child, but the father says “I’ll choose a name when I meet him.” She then reveals it’s a son and he’s very excited.
  • We see the aforementioned Gul’dan on a massive cliff with the Dark Portal from the games behind him. “Dead, alive, dead, alive,” he slowly chants. He reveals that a thousand soldiers need a thousand slaves – prisoners, not corpses – as fuel for the Fel
  • Montage of shots of the Alliance characters walking in on and around Stormwind, before we go back to the orcs, “We are not powerful enough to defeat them” one says to the other. “We could be,” the other responds.
  • King Llane Wrynn says “They’re beasts, they should be destroyed. If we do not unite to fight this enemy, we shall perish.”
  • There’s a shot reminiscent of Braveheart where the Alliance is running from the left side of the frame, it pans right and the orcs are running, and the smash into each other in the middle. That’s followed by a shot of a guy jumping off a cliff and jumping onto a Gryphon.
  • Warcraft definitely looks like it’s CG and green screen. These are not real sets.
  • Think a dirtier, dustier, more muted Avatar.
  • I think many fans are going to complain that it looks to fake but, come on, how else could this get pulled off?
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Warcraft movie posters – SDCC 2015 exclusive

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Queen’s blade – Lady Taria’s dagger

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Legendary released VR teaser & SDCC panel pictures

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Things are heating up for this weekend Comic Con. Legendary released a Virtual Reality teaser of the Stormwind while you fly over it on the back of a gryphon. And I must say it does look kinda bigger than I remember it from my flying over’s 🙂


Here are some images from the Stormwind VR, images are little blurry but so was the whole YT video cuz it wasn’t made for it. For those who didn’t manage to check the video, this is the best I can. Kudos to mmo-champion.com for keeping some footage 🙂

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Also they put a bunch of Legendary panel pictures with statues of Alliance soldiers (I might be some are big name, but hard to tell) and Orgrim Doomhammer (that was easy to tell). Seems they really are preparing for a big Warcraft event this time. Ofc, the recording will not be allowed as usual, but at least I hope they will share the trailer with rest of us shortly cuz I’m sick of those “comic con exclusive” bullshit we get last few years.

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