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First Look at Orgrim the Orc from Duncan Jones' 'Warcraft' Movie

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May 18, 2015
Source: Wired

Orgrim the Orc

For the Horde!! Finally, after years and years of waiting and buzz and details, we have an official first look at one of the Orcs from the upcoming Warcraft movie based on the popular video game. Moon/SourceCode director Duncan Jones is directing the Warcraft movie, about the Orcs vs the Humans, following various Orc and Human characters. This time we get to meet Orgrim the Orc, played by actor Robert Kazinsky, who we just saw as Chuck Hansen in Pacific Rim. Over at Wired, where the image is from, they explain: "Orgrim's likeness comes from the masterminds at Industrial Light and Magic, who took concept art from Blizzard Entertainment… and merged it with photographs and scans of Kazinsky to create the orc." Sweet.

Here's the first two Warcraft shots, showing Orgrim the Orc as a character and from a scene in the movie:

Warcraft First Look

Warcraft First Look

"We’ve gone beyond the point where these are just creatures in movies," Duncan Jones tells Wired regarding the Orc characters in this. "We now have the technology and the ability to make new characters entirely."

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 starting June 10th, 2016.

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Reader Feedback - 31 Comments

1

so this film is fully CGI like polar express or beowulf?

Ryan on May 18, 2015

2

No. It's more Planet of the Apes then anything. Real people acting agsint mocapped CGI ones.

Pudie on May 18, 2015

3

^What he said, Jones described it as sort of 'Avatar meets Lord of the Rings'

Chris Groves on May 18, 2015

4

Polar Express is the devil! Burn it with fiiiiirrreee!

Carpola on May 18, 2015

5

lol

Joker's hideout on May 19, 2015

6

Looks damn good to me, and I hope this means the start of its media blitz. I fully believe that Warcraft will not only be the best video game movie ever, but flat out just a great movie.

Pudie on May 18, 2015

7

I literally won't believe this movie has actually been made until I see it listed with showtimes on the marquee of one of my local theaters.

avconsumer2 on May 18, 2015

8

You can start gearing up, principle photography ended in May of 2014. This movie is coming.

Chris Groves on May 18, 2015

9

That's what they WANT you to think!! ;P

avconsumer2 on May 18, 2015

10

I feel ya. Blizzard is almost as bad as George R. R. Martin.

si1ver on May 18, 2015

11

"We’ve gone beyond the point where these are just creatures in movies," Duncan Jones tells Wired regarding the Orc characters in this. "We now have the technology and the ability to make new characters entirely." This is exactly what George Lucas said about Jar Jar Binks over 15 years ago.

TheOct8pus on May 18, 2015

12

But Jar Jar was a resounding success no? 🙂

Carpola on May 18, 2015

13

He was though, for the kids the movies was made for. the sequels for the veterans comes now.

ErrorSapiens on May 18, 2015

14

I'm sure they more meant motion-capture since that's what all the Orc characters were created with. So more like Gollum.

si1ver on May 18, 2015

15

Not bad.

Xerxexx on May 18, 2015

16

Better than expected. Trust in Duncan Jones.

DAVIDPD on May 18, 2015

17

Every part of my body is just hoping for this to be incredible.

Neuromancer on May 18, 2015

18

Every part of my body thinks it will be. You don't just nail visual character designs, visual effects and world building and then shit the bed on story, script, acting and directing.

si1ver on May 18, 2015

19

Hm, this looks like it could also be just from an advert for the game. I loved Moon and Duncan Jones has some of my trust for it, but I don't know if it's a wise decision to just adapt the exact same character designs as in the video game... makes it kinda look like for kids (which I don't think it's supposed to be?).

Terry Craig on May 18, 2015

20

They didn't copy the character designs they merged the art with the faces of the actors like the Hulk-Ruffalo and Planet of the Apes with Serkis and Co. Alex quoted Wired where they explained "Orgrim's likeness comes from the masterminds at Industrial Light and Magic, who took concept art from Blizzard Entertainment… and merged it with photographs and scans of Kazinsky to create the orc."

si1ver on May 18, 2015

21

While not really a fan anymore, the CG cinematics for the WoW expansions (technically "adverts" I suppose) are amongst the best I've seen in & outside the video game arena. Though "for kids" is a pretty subjective & opinion driven term, I personally wouldn't classify them as such and imagine the movie will appear even more "grown up".

avconsumer2 on May 19, 2015

22

Can't wait for this. The lore and the size of this world will open up a million different options for sequels and offshoots if they are successful.

TK on May 18, 2015

23

I have only two words that describe what I would like from a Warcraft movie: Uwe Boll.

capitandelespacio on May 19, 2015

24

Are you kidding?

ResurrectRider on May 19, 2015

25

Yes.

capitandelespacio on May 19, 2015

26

Thank goodness. It's early...I haven't had coffee yet, so humor doesn't register right now. I just thought I read a post from a very lost individual. lol Cheers.....

ResurrectRider on May 19, 2015

27

Kind sir, I am, in fact, a very lost individual!

capitandelespacio on May 19, 2015

28

Well, you aren't a fan of Uwe Boll. At least you've got that going for you. 🙂

ResurrectRider on May 19, 2015

29

Ugh, the bottom pic looks ok but the top one looks like CG garbage. Great, this is going to be a much of an abomination as the first episode (or first 3 for that matter) of Star Wars.

Travisaurus on May 20, 2015

30

Orgrim The Orc? Lol it's Orgrim Doomhammer.If you don't know your warcraft stuff, don't write about it.

Zakary Shupe on May 25, 2015

31

Don't be a neck-bearded fedora-lord. Nobody gives a shit. He's an Orc, so Orgrim the Orc is not wrong.

GreatWhiteRuffalo on Jul 28, 2015

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