The Intense New Warcraft TV Spot Is Jam-Packed With New Footage

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It’s been a while since we last saw a full trailer for Duncan Jones’ Warcraft movie, but this new TV spot includes more Orcs and Humans than you can shake a stick at, and then Dwarves, magic, and more as well!


The opening half itself is entirely new—that is, unless you were at San Diego Comic-Con in 2013. It was pretty much the first ever publicly shown footage from the movie, which debuted that year, as a lone human warrior goes up against a very angry looking orc.

The rest of the trailer delves into some familiar footage—huge orc and human armies going at each other, Travis Fimmel’s Anduin leaping onto the back of a gryphon—but there’s tons of new shots teasing the fantastical elements of Warcraft beyond the orc/human conflict. Fans of the games will be pleased to see a prominent shot of a Dwarf (in what appears to be their capital city, Ironforge), and there’s some lovely-looking magical spell stuff in there too. Looks good!

Warcraft hits theaters on June 10th.

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Wait, Duncan Jones is the one directing this thing? That an odd fit. My fiance and I saw the trailer recently at the movies without any previous knowledge of the project. So during the trailer I whispered to him “Wow, it’s like they just took one of those World of Warcraft type games and said this would be a great movie! 14 year olds are going to love it.” And then at the end it actually did flash “Warcraft,” and we just cracked up.

Just based on the trailer we saw, that script is a steaming pile of trite crap. And Duncan Jones is directing it? What a waste of his talent.

No offense to people who love the games, I’ve played them before too and totally get how fun it can be. I just think actually making a movie out of it is a bizarre choice that’s going to turn out to be an incredibly expensive mistake.