Comic-Con 2013: ‘Warcraft’ Movie Teaser Footage Description

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World of Warcraft Screenwriter Comic Con 2013: Warcraft Movie Teaser Footage Description

During the middle of the Warner Bros. and Legendary Comic-Con 2013 panel presentation, there was a “delay” in getting someone on. The panel’s moderator, Chris Hardwicke, took a phone call and was told to fill the time by rolling footage for… something. It turned out, that “something” was the teaser for the World of Warcraft movie (simply titled Warcraft), due to arrive in 2015.

Here’s how it played out:

  • The footage begins in a desert setting, with large rock formations creating what seemed to be a barren battle arena. There’s greenish light from part of the sky. There’s an armored man getting himself pumped up for battle. He unsheathes his sword and it’s very loud against the quiet breeze.
  • The man notes a skeleton near him and picks up the dead soldier’s shield, then taps his sword against his shield. We see a slow-moving panning wideshot as we glimpse the rear torso of a large figure.
  • The shot keeps moving and the weapon of the beast revealed to be an Orc warhammer. This is where the Hall H crowd goes nuts and at least some are beginning to piece together what this mysterious footage is for (after thinking at first it could have been from 300: Rise of an Empire).
  • The solider sidesteps in the background – there’s a lot of distance between them. They begin charging and we get third-person view of the sprinting Orc and as he brings the hammer down we see the soldier’s perspective raising his shield as the massive hammer from the massive enemy crashes down.
  • The “mood piece” teaser cuts there and the animated WARCRAFT logo displays. Crowd goes wild.
  • Director Duncan Jones (Moon, Source Code) then came on stage briefly, shared his geeky excitement, and revealed that they’re extremely busy preparing to shoot the film in early 2014.


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  1. WOW. Did not expect to hear anything from this.

  2. I think I’ll watch the South Park episode instead, “Make Love, Not Warcraft.”

    • That epic Paul Stanley song…

  3. Wait a minute….. Didn’t Legendary split off from WB? Did they kiss and make up?

    • Could be one of the final movies before they officially split.

    • Marvel belongs to Disney yet we still keep seeing “Paramount” infront of the marvel movies.

  4. no legendaries also attached to the Mass Effect movie which still has a few more years

  5. Finally it’s happening.

    Took a lot of years, but it sounds like they are going about it the right way.

  6. So a teaser for a film that starts filming in 2014? Can we ever just wait for a movie to come out. This is getting bad.

  7. It will never meet the expectation of rabid (and slightly demented) Warcraft fans. Guaranteed.

    • There’s some 3 million of us in America, not counting the rest of the world. I’m sure it will please some of us if done well as a movie.

      We also have the sense to expect that the movie might focus on one small aspect of the overall story, and not be an all-in-one compliation of every Warcraft story ever written.

  8. Been a blizzard fan for years, but honestly what describe sounds lame. Very cheesey, just like their cinematics for the past few years. Hard to say this early, I just hope people at blizzard don’t hold Duncan back to make a good movie.

    • Agreed. Blizzard cinematics of late is being left in the dust. It is as if they’re stuck in the 80’s style convention of filmmaking. Quite dull really.

  9. Alas, MY DREAM of a Warcraft film will be realized, as surely as Titanfalls I will see this film made even if no one likes it but me and my friend, Christophe Metzen. I pray that my pAssion will be ENOUGH to engrave my name on this film forever…

    • Stop pretending you’re part of the movie.

  10. They should really at least be semi faithful to the original game’s story line….It’s really a pretty good story that could be great on film. Make it R rated and it would be hell of a lot of fun. If they used the RTS game’s story line they could have a trilogy. Warcraft, Warcraft:Tides of Darkness, and Warcraft:Beyond the Dark Portal. Perfect trilogy that could lead into more films if they are successful. Ignore the WOW stuff as it doesn’t have a story line suitable for the big screen.

    • Do you have a dog in this fight?

      • I’m not sure what you mean? I’m a fan of the RTS games and I think a Warcraft movie would be pretty awesome….so I guess maybe the answer is yes.

  11. OMG FINALLY! this was certainly unexpected! release the trailer please!

  12. I have a strong feeling this is based on Lord of the Clans by Christie Golden. If it is, it will be the best. movie. EVER!!!

  13. Ugh, I just wish it wasn’t Legendary doing this film. They don’t make great films. Man of Steel and Pacific Rim is proof of that.

    • Not sure what movie you saw but Pacific Rim was awesome.

  14. Less talk. More show. All the other studios are releasing their Comic Con footage. Hopefully we can see it and get the hype machine going because it is definitely going to take more than 12 million tickets to make this film a success if we want to see a trilogy.

  15. I can’t wait to see it. I just hope for one part in the movie where an Orc pokes another Orc and we get the classic line from the first game ” STOP POKING ME”. use to love poking orcs to hear them yell that. :)