The first trailer for Warcraft, based on the Blizzard series, is finally here and it's time for fans to choose a side in the battle between the Horde and the Alliance.
After a few years of waiting, fans are finally able to see the first official Warcraft trailer. The movie, based on the iconic franchise of Blizzard games, is being directed by Moon's Duncan Jones and will focus on the early days of conflict between the Horde and the Alliance.
A teaser for the trailer launched earlier this week and offered 30 seconds of action packed footage. It was a lot to soak in, but keen-eyed fans were able to spot male and female orcs, a barefoot Lothar, Stormwind, Westfall, and even two recognizable mounts.
Here's the new, full trailer...
It's not a secret that the exclusive footage shown to lucky comic-con attendees left the crowd a bit confused. Reports claimed that the footage was gorgeous, but incredibly confusing. Luckily, this trailer does a much better job at introducing general audiences to the core cast of characters and the story's main conflict.
There's no denying that visual effects team behind Warcraft has gone above and beyond. The orcs look fantastic and so do all of the beasts and mounts. The movie will have to jam-pack a lot of story into two hours in order to cover the plots that are introduced in this trailer. We'll avoid lore spoilers, but this action seems like it will build up to some of the best stories from the series.
After decades of disappointment from video game movies, it is hard for fans to let themselves get excited about this project. If Warcraft ends up being a financial success, the lore has enough depth that an entire new franchise of movies could enter production. With Hollywood's latest trend of making everything a shared universe, there's no doubt that Legendary would love to see Lothar and Durotan become household names on the same level as Gandolf and Frodo. With World of Warcraft expansions still arriving about every other year and rumors that it might be time for a new Warcraft RTS, Blizzard seems to be well-positioned to keep the franchise alive well into the future.
What do you think of the first extended look at Warcraft? Do you think the finished product will be better than most other video game movies? Let us know in the comments.
Warcraft is slated to open in theaters on June 10, 2016.