Unreleased WARCRAFT Movie Trailer Recreated by Artist
Fans who were able to attend BlizzCon 2014 back in November were treated to a special trailer for Duncan Jones’ upcoming Warcraft movie. The internet was flooded with descriptions of the footage that was shown, one of which we've included below. To take things to the next level, though, artist Yanmo Zhang created a series of spectacular illustrations that show us what he saw in the trailer. He also offers a little description of what is happening with each image. You can see his work below the following footage description from geeklegacy.com:
We start with an overhead fly-by view of a cgi storm wind, which looked amazing even to these Horde eyes. Lothar in a voice over during the flyby “I’ve spent more time protecting my King than my own son.” We see Lothar sitting in a room that looks like some sort of Armory. He has on full plate armor and is holding a large sword and there is a shield on the floor next to him. Then it cuts to the throne room in storm wind (meticulously recreated from the game to the last brick) Lothar – ” Does that make me loyal(cuts back to Lothar close up) or a fool?”
Cuts to a desert rocky looking region that I am assuming is Draenor. Durotan-“I’ve led thousands of warriors into battle, but I fear being a father.” We see Durotan walking for a second then it goes and shows Durotan’s baby mama lying on the ground with a pregnant belly. Durotan-“Does that make me a leader, or a coward?”
It cuts to what looks like Durotan sinking in water with a weapon above him? Lothar-“Some see death as having some greater purpose, but when it is one of your own it is hard to grasp anything good comes from it.” While he is saying this it looks like they have found a dead orc in Azeroth and Lothar touchs the corpse and he sees black blood.
We then cut to a giant wood gate with two orc grunts pushing it open and Durotan talks again. “Our hope is destroyed, there is nothing to go back too. Is war, the only answer?”
Cuts to a battle scene in a forest region, large number of Footmen and Orcs charging each other. We then see a floating Dalaran then it looks like some high elves, I can’t tell for sure but I am guessing it is the Kirin Tor. Then I can’t really tell if it was King Lane or Lothar but he is walking with a Dwarf towards the great forge in Iron Forge. Short clip of Khadgar doing what looks like an arcane blast. There is a really cool clip of a Gryphon riding in and tearing up some orcs.
The film stars Dominic Cooper as King Llane Wryn, Robert Kazinsky as Orgrim, Paula Patton as Garona, Ben Foster as Medivh the “Guardian," Daniel Wu as Gul’dan, Ruth Negga as Lady Taria, Toby Kebbell as Durotan, Ben Schnitzer as Khadgar, and Clancy Brown as Blackhand “The Destroyer.”
It set to be released on March 11th, 2016. There’s no doubt this movie is going to be a true fantasy epic filled with amazing visuals and fantastical characters. I saw some footage from the film at San Diego Comic-Con last year, and I can’t wait to see more!