All aboard the hype train! Wired got an exclusive with the first look at the orcs in the upcoming Warcraft movie. This is the first public release of what they would look like and I’m very excited that everyone finally gets to see how amazing this looks. We got to see a sneak peek of a trailer at BlizzCon and I was personally blown away at how realistic the orcs looked in it and this should give people a good idea now of what they are in for. Yeah, it’s not motion yet, but trust me – it’s awesome. In this picture we see Orgrim played by actor Robert Kazinsky. Warcraft is set to release June 10, 2016.
Disappointing but also potentially very exciting news came out of Legendary Studios this afternoon. Legendary made two announcements regarding release dates of upcoming movies: the first referred to Pacific Rim 2. The second was an update on the release date for the upcoming Warcraft movie which has been pushed back from its most recent release date of March 11th, 2016, and will now be released on June 10th, 2016. While this news may be disappointing for those who are excited to see the movie as soon as possible, at the same time the studio is showing a lot of faith in the movie by giving it a summer release date. Summer movies are usually those which a studio feels will perform well and, to put it bluntly, make lots of money. By pushing the release date it could mean that the studio has seen early edits of the film and they like
A professional concept artist who was at BlizzCon 2014 has decided to do a solid for everyone who didn’t have the chance to see the exclusive teaser footage shown for the Warcraft movie. Drawing purely from memory, he’s done a series of drawings that capture the scope and color of many of the scenes shown during the teaser. Between those of us from BlizzPro who saw the footage firsthand, we’re in agreement that Yanmo’s work is pretty accurate to what we saw, and at least gives you an idea of what to expect from the film. Check out a selection of the images below, and the full series on deviantart.
Going into this article, the thing I wish I could use the most is an insert of the footage, or screenshots, or even just pictures of the movie screen in the specially-constructed Dolby Atmos Theatre used to screen the footage. All of these things were expressly forbidden, though, so I’ll need to try and communicate how amazing this footage was just with words. That’s… gonna be a challenge, folks. Also, as an aside? The header image you see of Orgrim does not do justice to how the footage looks on screen. The teaser that we saw was in two parts: first was an extended version of the trailer that was shown at SDCC earlier this year. Included in this first section were wide shots of Stormwind, the throne room of King Llane, as well as shots of the decaying world of Draenor and the Dark Portal. There were plenty of
San Diego Comic Con 2014 is happening right now. Blizzard had their licensed product panel a couple days ago and today Legendary Pictures had a panel to show off their upcoming movies. We all knew Warcraft would be in the mix after last year when they showed a small conceptual teaser trailer before filming even began (which never was released out to the public). A year later and filming has finished for the movie, but post production is going to last a while as the movie isn’t coming out until 2016. Legendary had some of the movie props available on the show floor, showing off the Alliance sword and shield and Doomhammer. SRYSLY “@Marco1Espinoza: #WarcraftMovie @ManMadeMoon OMG! they look amazing! pic.twitter.com/H2fyMm26DN“ — Ranzel Barcel (@Leznatsu) July 24, 2014 Duncan Jones did take the stage during the panel and said he was hoping to make the movie had a broader audience
Legendary Pictures, the production company behind the Warcraft movie, has revealed the logo for the film in advance of this week’s San Diego Comic-Con. Revealed at the @Legendary booth, here’s your first look at the #WarcraftMovie logo! #LegendarySDCC pic.twitter.com/BFqeuDpl6u — Legendary (@Legendary) July 24, 2014 We’ve known for awhile that director Duncan Jones has already wrapped principal photography on the film, but also that there would be a long, long period of post-production work before the film’s scheduled release in March 2016. Still, Legendary’s reveal bodes well for there being some new updates about the film’s production revealed at Comic-Con. Note that it’s highly unlikely that any footage they show off at Comic-Con will be visible outside of the panel; folks may recall that the conceptual footage shown last year was never made available elsewhere. Still, we’ll keep you up to speed on any news that comes out of the con,
IGN was able to talk to actor Ben Foster on his role in the upcoming Warcraft movie. We wrote earlier that the Warcraft film has finished filming, so now with the actors out in the wild and done doing their scenes, we’ll probably start hearing more about the characters in the movie and more about the story. Ben Foster revealed that he got the role of Medivh. Many Warcraft enthusiasts will instantly recognize the name of the mage who helped open the Dark Portal with the orcish warlock Gul’dan. Foster described the role of Medivh as: “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
Director Duncan Jones announced via his Twitter feed today that the World of Warcraft movie is already done filming: Final day on Warcraft now officially… wrapped!! Off to bed for 3 hours before a meeting in the AM. Goodnight/good morning twitter! — Duncan Jones (@ManMadeMoon) May 23, 2014 For those not following the movie madness, filming began in early February. The movie still appears to be good for its March 11, 2016 release on the silver screen. The movie is a play on the confrontation many fans have come to know and love between orcs and humans (or not, depending on how many times you’ve run the Siege of Orgrimmar raid since its September 2013 release). We encourage readers to check out our summary of the BlizzCon 2013 movie panel for more on the basics. More recently, Zenstyle highlighted a couple of vague words shared by Legendary Pictures CEO Thomas Tull a short while ago,
Only seven days of shooting remain on the set of the Warcraft movie according to film director Duncan Jones. 7 more shooting days to go! Just one more push, gang, and we can slap this baby! — Duncan Jones (@ManMadeMoon) May 14, 2014 After it wraps up shooting, the movie will enter what will be almost two year post production phase according to an interview Crave Online did with Legendary Films’ CEO Thomas Tull. “Well, part of it is getting the date right. As you may have noticed, these next two years, there’s pretty big titles coming out. We wanted to make sure that we got that right, but there are some sequences and some things that Duncan Jones has done that are truly on the cutting edge. You want to have plenty of time to make sure that we dial those in. So by the time they get home
Director Duncan Jones tweeted out that the first week of principal photography for the Warcraft movie has wrapped up in Vancouver. Apparently this week’s shooting covered a lot of territory: Last day of 1st week shooting Warcraft. Shame there aren't points for fantasy film travel, cause I've racked up a ton of air miles! — Duncan Jones (@ManMadeMoon) January 24, 2014 While that doesn’t tell us much about what was shot, there are these tweets from a couple weeks back: Love big film sets! Always have. Just had a lovely wander through Durotan's hood. Off to another set next! 🙂 — Duncan Jones (@ManMadeMoon) January 14, 2014 Morning everyone! Who gets to wake up at 6am tomorrow to get to the pub early? Me! Don't worry. Just a film set! I'm not an alcoholic. Yet. — Duncan Jones (@ManMadeMoon) January 12, 2014 Sooo… Durotan’s hood and a pub. Really could be scenes