As GeekExchange notes, “movies based on video have notoriously disappointed fans” (probably because Uwe Boll has always gotten a hold of a lot of them). And with years of begging and theorizing and hoping and praying built up for a World of Warcraft film, expectations have been smashed before. But now it looks like that hope is not as foolish as many were beginning to think.
Although the footage has not (yet) hit the Internet, GeekExchange gave a pretty detailed breakdown of what was seen at the convention, and looks to be a promising start to what could be an extremely lucrative film series for Legendary Pictures…if they don’t pull an Uwe Boll, that is.
The intriguing parallel between the two main champions of the opposing factions leads into an epic battle. There are many elements that will be easily recognized by fans of the Warcraft universe. We see a mage (played by Ben Foster) casting spells and Lothar (Fimmel) swoops down on an orc while riding a gryphon. The CGI is impressive despite the film being very early in post-production. The orcs, which are a combination of CGI and motion capture, are reminiscent of the orc characters seen in Blizzard’s World of Warcraft cinematics without being cartoonish.
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Warcraft hits theaters on March 11, 2016. Until then, enjoy this photo of a couple of the props displayed at SDCC.
About Reporter Michelle Lawhorn:
Michelle, a.k.a. Stormraven, is what can only be described as an eclectic nerd. Her interests and expertise range from Doctor Who to Lord of the Rings, cosplay to comics, and Bollywood to opera to name just a few. When not raving about her “fandoms”, she can be found working on projects as an Associate Editor at Haven Publishing and adding to her ever-growing list of Things to Cosplay. She can currently be found searching for more material to feed her newfound obsession with Star Wars.