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.
Reader Feedback - 12 Comments
This is possibly the biggest flop of the decade. I really, honestly hope it is good though.
DAVIDPD on Nov 7, 2014
stavi82 on Nov 7, 2014
I hope it's not like a D&D movie.
Fred Bastiat on Nov 7, 2014
Another year and a half away yet. Jeesh.
Trey Wilson on Nov 7, 2014
Been waiting for a Warcraft movie so long. Can't wait!
si1ver on Nov 7, 2014
Always horde. Can't wait to see some trolls.
OfficialJab on Nov 8, 2014
anyone can tell me about ARTAS or illidan? his in movie scenario?
ali.zarin on Nov 8, 2014
For those interested: IMDb ran this poll on Friday November 8, 2014: "Poll: Friday Face-off: Warcraft: Will You Fight For the Alliance or the Horde?" The poll is still open for voting. A link to the poll is on the IMDb main page.
dandassow on Nov 8, 2014
These look like mediocre game assets from a company that likes to borrow heavily from other games like... Warhammer anyoner?
Mediocre Metzen on Nov 8, 2014
Sadly this film is 5 years too late. The cast is quite unimpressive nor are they very engaging. It will be a tough sell to the casual movie goers as well as discerning ones. A movie based on a video game with traditionally weak over the top melodramatic plots (I use this word loosely). Also the film will have no strong point of view since they're catering to the fans of both the Alliance and the Horde. At least in Lord of the Rings, you have a strong point of view where you empathize with the plight of the humans, hobbits and elves vs the dark forces and orcs. Warcraft has none of that. If they're going to base this off what Metzen and his 12 burned out creative development people he has, then it's dead on arrival. Game over.
Nick Out Of The Closet on Nov 8, 2014
My friend, this will be the "Hobbit" movie we have all been waiting for.(read. quality fantasy movie) 🙂
dawko on Nov 9, 2014
5 years late???? TRY 20!
Brian Beard on May 7, 2015
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