Must Watch: First Trailer for Duncan Jones' 'Warcraft' Movie is Here

November 6, 2015
Source: YouTube


"Our world is dying, there is nothing to go back to… If our people are to survive, we must make our home here." Universal and Legendary have officially debuted the first full-length trailer for Duncan Jones' big screen Warcraft movie, adapting the video game series created by Blizzard Entertainment. This is one epic introduction to two different worlds - that of the humans, and of the orcs, and the two will confront each other for survival. Duncan seems to be presenting this as both sides of the story, following main characters from the orcs and the humans. The CGI is impressive, and will only get better as they finish rendering. The cast includes Ben Foster, Travis Fimmel, Paula Patton, Toby Kebbell, Rob Kazinsky, Dominic Cooper, Daniel Wu and Clancy Brown. Fire this up, and tell us what you think! Welcome to Warcraft.

Here's the first official trailer (+ posters) for Duncan Jones' Warcraft, direct from Universal's YouTube:

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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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Wow that CGI looks super unfinished. It all looks like video game trailer.

Cyberdine on Nov 6, 2015


Looks fun, the point of movies is to enjoy yourself. Stop being a dick.

Ralph McAllister on Nov 6, 2015


How is he (or she) being a dick?? they just pointed out that the CGI looks unfinished, and I for one agree. I am not sold on being immersed in this world when I am distracted by the fact that it all looks so unrealistic. Granted, the world in this film is based on something that is not real, but I must say that LOTR and Hobbit series looked much better in terms of CGI

cg on Nov 6, 2015


I do have to say some of the close up shots look rather gorgeous and highly detailed, but many other shots look unfinished.

cg on Nov 6, 2015


a lot of the compositing is...odd. look at the teaser trailer. this one doesn't show as much, but I agree, it's not the best that we've seen. I was hoping for much less CGI.

ColtNoir on Nov 6, 2015


so unrealistic? This movie has been in post prod for a long time, not sure how much cleaner they are going to make the CGI look but from the trailer its a damn good job for a totally artificial world.

desispeed on Nov 6, 2015


Do you not see the difference in your critique of the visuals vs an offhand negative comment made just to be negative about something a lot of people are looking forward to? Your comment = respectful and insightful commentary regarding the visuals. Previous comment = being a dick.

Ralph McAllister on Nov 6, 2015


Your argument is unjustly.

Cyberdine on Nov 6, 2015


I liked Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within. I can look past the visuals. I would prefer them to be less familiar, since they do look like the visuals of so many other recent fantasy movies. It could be worse, it could look like the game.

Ralph McAllister on Nov 6, 2015


Hobbit looks just as bad as SW Ep. 2-3 do.

dawko on Nov 7, 2015


For only stating the obvious, i really hit a nerve there. A huge WOW supporter/game player I'm assuming.

Cyberdine on Nov 6, 2015


What about being any good? Is that a point too?

EggRoll on Nov 6, 2015


It was just their opinion, calm down now.

Alex Billington on Nov 6, 2015


Lord of the Warcraft Rings or something. Looks highly derivative.

Mark Sheridan on Nov 6, 2015


The games are essentially ripoffs of LOTR, D&D and every other fantasy story out the movie is double derivative

TheOct8pus on Nov 6, 2015


Technically all fantasy stories have derived from LotR... I'd say Blizzard has done well with developing their own lore and making it unique. when playing their games you don't ever say "This feels like Lotr"

ColtNoir on Nov 6, 2015


I really liked the original 3 WC games. They have a good story, and it's fun to participate in the quest, but they borrow liberally from every fantasy out there, and as you said, most of it comes from LOTR.

TheOct8pus on Nov 6, 2015


I got a bit of a Avatar vibe there for a moment. I'll give it a go, the characters are quite bizarre, but I kind of like that.

Carpola on Nov 6, 2015


CGI, CGI everywhere....

qweqwu on Nov 6, 2015


Looks ok......will check out

Trey on Nov 6, 2015


It looks very CGI though..they need some more texture on those creatures

Trey on Nov 6, 2015


For at least 10 seconds, I thought this was an 100% animated movie.

TheOct8pus on Nov 6, 2015



Cyberdine on Nov 6, 2015


My heart is beating so fast. I'm so sorry. This looks horrible. E.T. looked more real than this. Don't worry guys. My mommy, Noel, will know how to fix this. She fixes everything.

Nick Carpenter on Nov 6, 2015


Guys, guys, guys! I'll make it up to you. I swear. Check out the International Star Wars trailer that's 4 articles below this one. It's EPIC. So cool. I hope I get to direct one of these one day.

Nick Carpenter on Nov 6, 2015



TheOct8pus on Nov 6, 2015


We need more gold, my liege....

TheOct8pus on Nov 6, 2015



ryderup on Nov 6, 2015


Something me doing?

DAVIDPD on Nov 6, 2015


Haha!!! Apparently, 79 peons were killed in the making of this film.

TheOct8pus on Nov 6, 2015


The insane amount of CGI has tempered my excitement for this movie a lot, I kind of wish they'd just gone full CGI and made it like one of Blizzard's amazing cinematic intros on one of their games, but either way I'll still see it. I'll give them this: They wen't all in on it and appears they aren't holding any of the "fantasy" elements out of it.

ColtNoir on Nov 6, 2015


Wouldn't it have made more sense for Duncan Jones to direct StarCraft?

TheOct8pus on Nov 6, 2015


CGI in this looks terrible, its like half animated movie half live action, with a healthy dose of green screen.

Higgens on Nov 6, 2015


This looks awful! And i mean realy awfull! It looks like a game trailer and than a bad one... I will never see this like the year one Dracula movie... Realy awful! made my point!

ari smulders on Nov 6, 2015


The amount of CGI that poured out of my monitor from this trailer, i'm pretty sure gave me a dose of radiation.

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Patience Lapierre on Nov 8, 2015


I'll see it

Xerxexx on Nov 6, 2015


I don't like the CGI so far.

Adam on Nov 6, 2015


Avatar 2

ryderup on Nov 6, 2015


Hmmm, this definitely looked better than expected. The effects were good. The acting didn't seem very hammy. Possibly the riskiest gamble since AVATAR.

DAVIDPD on Nov 6, 2015


This "fantasy" genre differs greatly from my idea of a fantasy. ...giggity

TheOct8pus on Nov 6, 2015


Kid's stuff. Not interested...

shiboleth on Nov 6, 2015



Gerardo Vazquez on Nov 6, 2015


That looks really bad

EggRoll on Nov 6, 2015


Fuck yes. Been waiting for this to happen for years. Looks awesome.

evilED on Nov 6, 2015


Blizzards own animation team could make a movie worth seeing, no doubt .. and the cgi isnt mind blowing, but the biggest disappointment so far is the orc voices. Just too human. popcorn and hangover? Yeah, Ill see it easy.

ErrorSapiens on Nov 6, 2015


Netflix should give Blizzards team a series to do.

OfficialJab on Nov 8, 2015


Unpolished, definitely. But I'll watch it for sure, simply because of the hours I've put in the games over the past two decades (typing this makes me feel old). Dat Legion cinematic tho...

Neuromancer on Nov 6, 2015


I really like Duncan's work a lot but this looks...bad.

Sascha Dikiciyan on Nov 6, 2015


I don't get peoples problem it looks good to me. Yes it's CGI who cares? it looks epic. If you look at things so critically all the time it ruins the experience that's why people were so divided with the hobbit.

benj on Nov 6, 2015


The in game movies look way better than this. This reminds me of the Dungeons & Dragons movie.

Scottymac on Nov 6, 2015


I think we all can agree this looks disappointing.

III on Nov 6, 2015


Another unnatural looking CGI crap just like Avatar. Game trailers are so better.

Pincode on Nov 6, 2015


I think Avatar looked more realistic than this. The CGI reminds me of Polar Express.

VAharleywitch on Nov 7, 2015


Avatar was ultimately an animated movie.

Pincode on Nov 7, 2015


And ultimately pretty awful.

Payne by name on Nov 8, 2015


look at you, so trendy and bold

Mark Alters on Nov 13, 2015


It's not really that great but looks good, they could have done with and without CGI.

Bruce Acosta on Nov 6, 2015


Way too much CGI!

M_LokSatta on Nov 6, 2015


I love Moon. I love Clancy Brown. I love Toby Kebbell. Some great ingredients, but I just can't get interested in this. Hello redbox.

grimjob on Nov 6, 2015


The cgi hatred amuses me. We all knew it was going to be a cg movie. The response feels to me like watching an animation and afterwards complaining it looked too animated. The issue to me would be oversaturation, it's hard to focuse. But I'll wait and see.

Armitall on Nov 7, 2015


If people complain about the CGI, I think it's a fair assumption that you read one of these statements between the lines: the CGI doesn't look convincing or lively enough / CGI has been overused where it would have benefited from models or sets instead / The film looks to reliant on only CGI-spectactle, but the CGI spectacle isn't drawing me in. If either of those are implicitly meant with the complaints, then I don't think the animation analogy is a fair one.

Snev De la Fontaine on Nov 7, 2015


It would have looked better, and probably been easier on the production and marketing if they had done it with wardrobe/makeup etc It would have been rough on the orc actors day-to-day, but they wouldn't have to pay ILM or whoever by the looks of things about a trillion dollars, and wouldn't have to be turning all the potential ticket buyers who hate the digital effects dominating every sequence.

OfficialJab on Nov 8, 2015


Looks nice to me. Maybe a little too clean, actually, but then again, WarCraft always had the shiny armor and things.

Salvador Venturanza on Nov 7, 2015


SOOOOO... Ragnar Lothbrok (or 'Lodbrok', if you want to go with THAT spelling) as.... Ragnar Lothbrok?

Mark Brackney on Nov 7, 2015


There is no doubt that it will be a major flop. It looks horrid.

Firefly15 on Nov 7, 2015


Looks like this film may be a pleasant surprise in the end, but, between this and Assassin's Creed, I expect the latter film adaptation to be far superior in terms of bringing video-game based movies to the forefront of box-office and critical success. This film seems fine from the trailer, I'm just worried that it may feel hollow in terms of character and storytelling once it finally gets released. Hopefully I'm wrong though because who doesn't love a good fantasy/adventure film every now-and-then?

thejon93rd on Nov 7, 2015


Looks boring, storywise, but the animation looks neat.

capitandelespacio on Nov 8, 2015


People always crap on CGI in trailers but fail to realize this movie is still 8 months away so they have a ton of time to keep making it look better. I'm not worried. Looks pretty cool to me.

David Diaz on Nov 9, 2015


So...only Orcs and Humans exist?

Lar Rackell on Nov 9, 2015


Looks like a video game adaptation that can actually be pretty good. Duncan Jones has not given me a reason to doubt him, having made great sci-fi flicks like Moon and Source Code, so I'm optimistic about this movie.

Aaron on Jan 25, 2016

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