Update (3:00 PM EDT): Legendary finally uploaded the VR movie teaser to Youtube.

Warcraft Movie Trailer - November 2015
We finally have a release date for the trailer!

Warcraft Movie Footage
Attendees saw several minutes of footage and no recording was allowed.

  • Nerdist had a recap of the panel, but there wasn't any huge news there.
  • Recap of the footage from io9. Read the full description on their site for more!
    • 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?
  • Recap of the footage from geektyrant
    • The footage basically starts off with clips of the orcs and their lives in a desolate wasteland that is dying. They need to find a new place to live so they can survive.
    • This leads to them making their way through the dark portal into the world of Azeroth thanks to the help of warlock Gul'dan with his death magic.
    • Of course The Alliance discovers them, think the Orc are dangerous, and they go to war!
    • The audience was then treated to a ton of visually stunning battles sequences between these two factions.
    • Seriously, the footage that we saw is unlike anything I have ever seen before. It is the true definition of "epic."
    • I haven't been moved by film footage like this since I saw The Lord of the Rings for the first time.
    • Warcraft takes all of that CGI filmmaking to a whole new level.
  • Recap of the footage from ComingSoon
    • 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 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
    • Anyway, 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
    • Yes, filming has been finished a long time. From the footage it's obviously very CG heavy especially in the Horde scenes because that's all CG
    • What's interesting is that it seems to be focusing more on the Horde characters in terms of the emotional base of the film
    • But maybe it was more impressive to show those characters than the humans
    • We did see a few scenes where the clash as well as characters riding on Gryphons
    • They didn't show a trailer but full footage, probably; 5-6 minutes and they were using the large side screens so the footage was being extended to either side
    • It looks good but it's very CG heavy
    • This wasn't a trailer but they obviously have enough footage to do one. I think this was more to introduce the story being told, the basic characters and the visuals
    • 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
    • Yeah, the music was great and it definitely seems to be actual score from Ramin Djawadi (Iron Man, Pacific Rim)
    • No, they did not say when they will release the trailer online or anywhere.
    • We did get a brief glimpse of the elves, very short
    • "what about Paula Patton?" - We only see her very briefly in chains being taken somewhere
    • It seems the characters are really being given a lot of life and dimension

Warcraft Movie Posters
Some movie posters were shared on Twitter today.

Warcraft Movie Dagger
A dagger from the movie was also shared on Twitter.

Warcraft Movie Character Posters
Several character posters were shown at the panel. Thanks to several people on Twitter for the images (Latinoreview, AudejeMarot, joblocom, jjduncan, and Kraven1138)

This article was originally published in forum thread: Warcraft Movie at San Diego Comic Con started by chaud View original post
Comments 222 Comments
  1. Leyre's Avatar
    is that fucking blackhand!?
  1. Spellbraker's Avatar
    When they first announced the movie was actually going into production, I was hesitant and worried. However, after the panel they had at Blizzcon I was less worried.

    But now all of this secret footage and talk about what was shown had put me into place where I don't care anymore. When it comes out, I'll see it. Until then, everything that's said about this movie means nothing to me.
  1. Queen of Hamsters's Avatar
    No recording was allowed...XD

    Wanna see Mediiiivh!
  1. mohcow's Avatar
    And here i thought this site is called mmo-champion...my bad
  1. Collected's Avatar
    I've got a really bad feeling about this movie. Those two posters don't feel like Warcraft to me. Especially the second.
  1. shadowmatrix's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Collected View Post
    I've got a really bad feeling about this movie. Those two posters don't feel like Warcraft to me. Especially the second.
    You mean they don't feel like a video game and they shouldn't.
  1. UnifiedDivide's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by mohcow View Post
    And here i thought this site is called mmo-champion...my bad
    It is. But it's primarily a WoW/Blizzard fan-site. So you bet your ass they're gonna post about a movie based on WoW
  1. Mask's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by mohcow View Post
    And here i thought this site is called mmo-champion...my bad
    domain should be changed to film-champion
  1. Durandro's Avatar
    Anti-hyped now. Teasing trailers that the vast majority of us aren't allowed to see is too much.
  1. valcrist's Avatar
    All this secret trailer crap is really starting to piss me off

    - - - Updated - - -

    Teasing massively about a big trailer reveal and yet holding it to attendees only, wow what a good way to kill any hype the movie has
  1. Keranth's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by mohcow View Post
    And here i thought this site is called mmo-champion...my bad

    You gotta cry about something I guess, why not this
  1. Jshadowhunter's Avatar
    Dammit, why is the shot from Horde characters to narrow. you can't see Gul'dan and he looks 100% like WoD version.
  1. Cebel's Avatar
    That nerdist article is awful. Doesnt even spell Azeroth or Durotan correctly. Jesus. Sure would be nice if they'd release a trailer.
  1. AngryCrawdad's Avatar
    if no recording was allowed... why does MMO-champ have a recording?

    Won't that infringe some rules and cause penalties? D:
  1. Sylvorian's Avatar
  1. Magemaer's Avatar
    This movie is actually looking decent. Let's hope it is in fact.
  1. TheHodedOne's Avatar
    Video blocked in my country, another link video pls?
  1. Tromage's Avatar
    Dont understand why they did not release a trailer or teaser.

    Blizzcon is really the worst time to release it because those ppl are alrdy going to see it.
    You need to get to the ppl that dont play the game to watch this movie aswell.
  1. Souflikar's Avatar
    LOL.....Universal just blocked the vid on mmo
  1. Sammonoske's Avatar
    Ya know, if they don't want me to see the movie, they just need to say it. Three times now "sorry, can't show the public anything." Fine then, I wont watch the movie.

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