Alright, movie companies. It’s 2015. Nothing you show at Comic-Con will stay there. The latest leak to come from Comic-Con is footage from Warcraft.
You better watch the leaked video quick. Who knows when Legendary will try to take it down.
My favorite part of the video? The guy saying, “I’m already not interested. This is just one big computer. This is Avatar.”
“This is Avatar.” That’s a line Legendary execs hopes comes true. Who can forget Avatar’s insane $2.78 billion worldwide box office take.
It’s hard to judge based on the quality, but I’m still excited for a Warcraft movie. Most of us have played a Warcraft game before, whether it be early Warcraft RTS games or World of Warcraft.
We’ve all always wanted a full version of Blizzard’s impressive CGI cinematics. Well, we are getting it.
In the trailer, we see Orcs trudging through a barren wasteland. It ends with Gul’dan consuming the lives of prisoners to open a portal to Azeroth.
The official synopsis reads:
The peaceful realm of Azeroth stands on the brink of war as its civilization faces a fearsome race of invaders: Orc warriors fleeing their dying home to colonize another. As a portal opens to connect the two worlds, one army faces destruction and the other faces extinction. From opposing sides, two heroes are set on a collision course that will decide the fate of their family, their people and their home.
So begins a spectacular saga of power and sacrifice in which war has many faces, and everyone fights for something.
Here’s to Legendary releasing a high-quality version of the footage. I know it isn’t a conventional trailer, but the terrible cell-phone quality video isn’t helping.
The Warcraft movie is being directed by Duncan Jones. You may recognize his work from Source Code and Moon.
Warcraft is slated to hit theaters on June 10, 2016.
Let me know what you think of the trailer.