Choose Your Allegiance - First Teaser Posters for 'Warcraft' Movie
by Alex Billington
November 7, 2014
Which side do you fight for: the Horde or the Alliance? With BlizzCon down in Anaheim kicking off today, Blizzard has started the marketing machine for the upcoming Warcraft movie directed by Duncan Jones (of Moon, Source Code). There was an early preview of footage at Comic-Con in July, and we expect there to be a big tease at BlizzCon this weekend, but in the meantime a batch of new posters has debuted in the form of choosing your side. This is exactly the kind of marketing they need to launch, because the entire story really is Horde vs. Alliance, and they're going to be playing that up right from the start. The two posters connect to websites where you can sign-up for your allegiance and display their emblem everywhere online.
Below are the graphics circulating to promote the early allegiance choice - which comes with a downloadable digital pack of icons and images and much more to help you show your colors. Click either below to join up:
During BlizzCon, Duncan Jones and Chris Metzen announced the cast with these character breakdowns:
Anduin Lothar (Travis Fimmel) - The lead protagonist for the Alliance, Lothar is a war hero who has sacrificed everything to keep the people of Azeroth safe.
King Llane Wrynn (Dominic Cooper) - King Llane is the leader of the Alliance city of Stormwind and a beacon of hope to its people in a time of darkness.
Medivh (Ben Foster) - Known as ‘the Guardian,’ Medivh is a mysterious and reclusive protector who wields formidable power.
Khadgar (Ben Schnetzer) - Khadgar is a gifted young mage, embarking on a daring search for the truth.
Lady Taria (Ruth Negga) - Taria is the royal Queen of Stormwind, King Llane’s great love and most trusted counsel.
Garona (Paula Patton) - Caught between the Alliance and the Horde, Garona is a strong-willed survivor who must decide where her true loyalty lies.
Durotan (Toby Kebbel) - The lead protagonist for the Horde, Durotan is the noble Chieftain of the Frostwolf Clan, battling to save his people and his family from extinction.
Orgrim (Rob Kazinsky) - Orgrim is Durotan’s right hand and a brave warrior destined to wield the Doomhammer: a weapon of orc legend.
Blackhand (Clancy Brown) - Known as ‘The Destroyer’, Blackhand is one of orc-kind’s most fearsome and titanic warchiefs.
Gul’Dan (Daniel Wu) - Gul’dan is a supreme orc ruler, fueled by a dark magic that even he cannot control.
And here are the first two teasers posters showing weapons used by both factions, also teased at Comic-Con:
For more info, just click on either image above to visit the URLs for each allegiance. BlizzCon is underway now with a presentation from Duncan Jones, and we'll update with any other major news that may break.
As for the story in Warcraft, it will follow Anduin Lothar facing off against Durotan, the two human and orc heroes from the original real-time strategy games, before World of Warcraft was even created. The film will largely focus on the Eastern Kingdoms of Azeroth. Blizzard Entertainment and Legendary Pictures present Warcraft, a 3D epic adventure of world-colliding conflict directed by Duncan Jones (Moon, Source Code), written by Charles Leavitt and rewritten by Duncan Jones. Produced by Charles Roven, Thomas Tull, Jon Jashni and Alex Gartner. The cast: Ben Foster, Travis Fimmel, Paula Patton, Toby Kebbell, Rob Kazinsky, Dominic Cooper, Daniel Wu and Clancy Brown. Universal will release Warcraft everywhere March 11th, 2016.