‘Warcraft’: Magic, Mayhem, and Mischief on Display in Over Three Minutes of Footage

     May 12, 2016

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Yesterday we brought you over 20 hi-res images from Duncan Jones’ Warcraft movie to get you primed for the film’s upcoming release, and while they showed off the bold, fantastic spectacle of the video game adaptation, it’s a movie that just looks better in motion. With that in mind, we have over three minutes of footage to show you thanks to four new clips.

Starring Travis FimmelDominic Cooper, Ben Foster, Paula Patton, Toby Kebbell, Robert Kazinsky, and Clancy BrownWarcraft begins its international rollout on May 25th and will eventually open in the U.S. on June 10th. Watch Warcraft come to life in the new clips below:


I much prefer these clips to the previously released trailers or even the beautiful images that have emerged. Oddly enough, I also prefer the interactions between the orcs, whether it’s in battle or civilized conversation along a rocky ledge overlooking a valley, over that of the humans. There’s something stilted about the appearance of very Earthly human beings in all that other-worldly armor, whereas the imposing orcs seem comfortable in their own computer-generated, motion-captured skin. For me, the latter bodes well as far as viewing the full film is concerned as it was one of my major worries when this movie was originally announced. Here’s hoping the picture is as well-received as these clips were in the YouTube comments section!


Here’s the official synopsis for Warcraft:

“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) and written by Charles Leavitt and Duncan Jones, the film is a Legendary Pictures, Blizzard Entertainment and Atlas Entertainment production. The producers are Charles Roven, Thomas Tull, Jon Jashni, Alex Gartner and Stuart Fenegan. Jillian Share, Brent O’Connor, Michael Morhaime and Paul Sams serve as executive producers. Rob Pardo, Chris Metzen, Nick Carpenter and Rebecca Steel Roven co-produce. WARCRAFT will be released by Universal Pictures.

 

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Image via Universal Pictures

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 also Clancy Brown as Blackhand, Toby Kebbel as Durotan, and Daniel Wu as Gul’Dan, with Paula Patton’s Garona caught in the middle.”

For more of our coverage on all things Warcraft, be sure to check out some of the recent articles below:


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