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New TV spot for WARCRAFT movie released

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I’ve been a massive Warcraft fan for years – having played the original strategy game even when it was first released and have loved the series ever since. And while the gameplay in theses games has always been fantastic, I also loved the story and the deep lore that they provided. So, I am really excited to see what Blizzard Entertainment, Atlas Entertainment and Legendary Pictures (with distribution by Universal Pictures) can cook up for the movie adaptation of Warcraft. Can they create a story that plays out as well without user interaction and can they recreate the characters and world that we have gotten to love so much over the past 23 years (yes, it’s been that long) in a way that will satisfy both newcomers and fans alike?

It’s not going to be an easy challenge and not a job I envy, but Blizzard tend to have hit the mark pretty much on everything they’ve done over the years, so I’m hoping they pull this off. After all, most video game to movie adaptations have been awful and this time, they are dealing with one of the biggest franchises of all time and it’s not something to take lightly.

A new TV spot was released for the movie, which arrives in theatres on June 10, 2016 and while it is obviously really short, still gets me super excited for the movie. The TV spot doesn’t really add anything new and it is based on a lot of the footage they have already released in the longer cinematic trailers, but I think does a good job of building excitement over its short 30 second running time.

The film is being directed by Duncan Jones (Moon, Source Code) who’s first two movies I’ve loved and really built up tension well. How he handles something of this scale and magnitude remains to be seen, but I’m really optimistic about it. The script has been rewritten by Jones himself, off an original script by Charles Leavitt and has a host of produces from all the studios involved creating a collaborative effort, but important, includes a lot of Warcraft creators in Rob Pardo, Chris Metzen, Paul Sams and Blizzard president himself Michael Morhaime, so there is a lot of creative passion behind this move to ensure the movie studios do a good job with it.


The film will star 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, all members of the Alliance. On the side of The Horde is Clancy Brown as Blackhand, Toby Kebbel as Durotan, Robert Kazinsky as Ogrim, and Daniel Wu as Gul’Dan, with Paula Patton’s Garona caught in the middle.  Its a diverse cast, but you probably won’t recognize many of them behind all those prosthetic, make-up and CGI.

Are you excited to see the world of Azeroth recreated on the big screen or is this something you think will simply just not be able to live up to expectations?

Last Updated: January 25, 2016


  1. Kromas untamed

    January 25, 2016 at 15:52

    My body is almost ready for this. I first need to fill up a bit on the Chimichanga that is Deadpool.


  2. Hargrim

    January 25, 2016 at 16:22

    Wait, is that Dalaran floating in the last picture?


    • VampyreSquirrel

      January 26, 2016 at 10:54

      Yes… yes it is…


      • Hargrim

        January 26, 2016 at 11:24

        I thought so.

        Dalaran was very much ground based back when the first war happened. In fact Thrall (the little green baby Orc in the trailer for those not into Warcraft lore) was already Warchief of the Horde when Dalaran was lifted out of the Alterac Mountains


        • VampyreSquirrel

          January 26, 2016 at 11:27

          Yep, he was very much a big bad shaman when it happened, but we also don’t know the time frame of the movie… hopefully they don’t cut too much lore out.


          • Hargrim

            January 26, 2016 at 11:42

            But we do know the time frame, it’s the First War. More than 20 years too early for Dalaran to be floating.

            This bothers me more than it should :S

          • VampyreSquirrel

            January 26, 2016 at 11:54

            Bothers me too… it doesn’t sit right.

  3. VampyreSquirrel

    January 26, 2016 at 10:55

    I’m going to enjoy this movie… I’m going to enjoy this move…

    They’re not going to screw it up… they’re not going to screw it up…


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