Blizzard Entertainment's "Warcraft" universe is a rich fantasy setting that revolves around the epic conflict between the opposing forces of the Horde and the Alliance. Since its debut in 1994, "Warcraft" has developed a loyal following across the globe, with several bestselling, award-winning PC games and a range of popular licensed products including novels, action figures, apparel, comic books, board games, and more. "World of Warcraft," Blizzard Entertainment's subscription-based massively multiplayer online role-playing game set in the Warcraft universe, is the most popular game of its kind in the world. Its most recent expansion, "Wrath of the Lich King," is the fastest-selling PC game of all time, with more than 2.8 million copies sold in its first 24 hours of availability and more than 4 million in its first month.
Comic-Con 2015 kicked off with an awesome Preview Night this past Wednesday, which included the unveiling of Legendary's new VR app. Now, hot on the heels of that debut, which featured three unique virtual reality experiences viewable on the new Google Cardboard, Legendary is bringing the Warcraft and Crimson Peak experiences to a wider audience by publishing them to YouTube 360 (Chrome browser necessary), Google's recently launched streaming video service that lets viewers look in any direction. Not just where the camera is pointing, without the need of any additional hardware.
Now, fans all over the world will be able to enter the world of Legendary's newest titles by visiting YouTube 360 and exploring these experiences, which launched at SDCC 2015, as immersive 360-degree video, or through Google Cardboard. To join in the fun, visit Google Cardboard right now! We have two clips from this amazing experience, though they only hint at the wonder the true VR experience holds. We have a description of both immersive worlds, followed by the video itself.Read More
The footage that was shown featured the human members of the Alliance and the nasty Orcs of the Horde, and the visual effects for these creatures has been getting high marks of praise from those in the Hall H crowd. The Warcraft footage also sets up the story, revealing that the Horde is running out of resources on their planet, when they are shown a portal being opened by a wizard, which introduces them to the humans of the Alliance for the first time. Several of the characters were shown, including Dominic Cooper's King Llane, but the footage seemingly focused on Toby Kebbell's Durotan, who was revealed in new Warcraft posters released earlier today. His wife is pregnant with a baby in the human world. which appears to be a main focal point to the story.
As for the trailer's November release, Legendary isn't releasing any movies that month, but it's partner Universal Pictures is releasing By the Sea on November 13, so that could be a possibility. Are you upset that you have to wait until November for the Warcraft trailer? Let us know what you think.
Blood was spilt for this... "Today has all been about SDCC. Now I want to let you know the trailer will finally release to ALL in November"— Duncan Jones (@ManMadeMoon) July 12, 2015Read More
Legendary Pictures is holding its Comic-Con panel in Hall H today, from 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM. The studio will be presenting three highly-anticipated movies, Warcraft (June 10, 2016), Crimson Peak (October 16, 2015) and Krampus (December 4, 2015), but we still don't know who exactly will be present at the panel, or what will be shown. While we wait for the Legendary festivities to kick off later today, the studio has just released the San Diego Comic-Con exclusive poster featuring Warcraft characters Lothar (Travis Fimmel) and Durotan (Toby Kebbell), representing the Alliance and the Horde.
From Legendary Pictures and Universal Pictures comes Warcraft, an epic adventure of world-colliding conflict based on Blizzard Entertainment's global phenomenon. The peaceful realm of Azeroth stands on the brink of war as its civilization faces a fearsome race of invaders: Orc warriors fleeing their dying home to colonize another. As a portal opens to connect the two worlds, one army faces destruction and the other faces extinction. From opposing sides, two heroes are set on a collision course that will decide the fate of their family, their people and their home. So begins a spectacular saga of power and sacrifice in which war has many faces, and everyone fights for something.Read More
Setting the stage for the highly-anticipated new film Warcraft, Legendary Comics announced the official graphic novel prequel Warcraft: Bonds of Brotherhood today at the Blizzard Comic-Con panel. Based on the fantasy phenomenon from Blizzard Entertainment, this thrilling adventure of bravery, bloodshed and brotherhood is an original story conceived by Blizzard's Chris Metzen, written by the award-winning Chris Metzen (Doctor Who) and featuring art from Mat Broome (Batman: No Man's Land, WildC.A.T.S., Witchblade). Warcraft: Bonds of Brotherhood will be released in May 2016, weeks before the movie hits theaters on June 10th.
Warcraft will be a part of the Legendary Pictures panel at Comic-Con, which takes place Saturday, July 11 from 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM in Hall H. The video game adaptation will be joined by Crimson Peak and Krampus, although it hasn't been confirmed which cast members and filmmakers from each movie will be present. It also isn't known what will be shown to the thousands of fans, but it's possible that they could debut the very first movie trailer.Read More