Originally posted on ComingSoon.Net earlier today, Legendary Pictures has release the official design for the upcoming, Duncan Jones-directed Warcraft movie at the San Diego Comic-Con. The film, slated for release March 11 2016, is an adaptation of the bestselling Warcraft series of real-time strategy games and the extremely popular World of Warcraft MMORPG.Kind of reminds me of that other Blizzard game.
Warcraft the game is about the endless war between the militant Alliance and the savage Horde, a war that has raged across the entire world of Azeroth and the hellish Outlands. Throughout the game’s many sequels and expansions there have been several main characters, from the noble sorceress Jaina Proudmoore to the orcish warchief Thrall, the film will tell the story of the origin of this conflict and feature many of the characters that players have only heard or read about.Legendary’s SDCC booth.
Though which characters will and won’t be appearing in the film is still a matter of discussion, except for the mad prophet Medivh, who will played by Ben Foster (the guy who played Angel in X-Men: The Last Stand), Legendary has rounded up a pretty solid cast. Joining the aforementioned Foster is former Calvin Klein model (and star of the History Channel’s Vikings) Travis Fimmel, Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol vixen Paula Patton, the acclaimed Clancy Brown (known for Starship Troopers The Shawshank Redemption, and the voice of Lex Luthor), and the man best know for playing Tony Stark’s dad Dominic Cooper.It’s hammer time!
In addition to the film’s logo, Legendary also had some pretty familiar artifacts on display including the rather badass looking Doomhammer, the Alliance’s Lion Shield, and a mystic Dragon Sword. Whether these weapons are indicative of characters who may be in the film, or just another way to get people talking, diehard and casual fans alike are dying to see this movie done justice (let’s hope we don’t have to “corpse run” from it). I know I’ll be in line come March 11, I look forward to seeing you there.