‘Warcraft’ TV Spot: War Is Coming, Get Ready
In case you forgot, there’s a Warcraft movie coming out this summer, and a new TV spot to prove it. Duncan Jones’ long-developing Warcraft is finally hitting theaters in just five months, and this new preview offers our best look at some of the characters yet. There’s still lots of action at work, but we finally get up close and personal with a few of the major players in the CG-packed adaptation of the hit game.
Warcraft stars Dominic Cooper as King Llane Wrynn, Travis Fimmel as Anduin Lothar, Ben Foster as Medivh and Ruth Negga (Seth Rogen’s upcoming Preacher series) as Lady Taria, all fighting on the side of the Alliance. For the Horde, we have Clancy Brown as Blackhand, Toby Kebbell as Durotan, Robert Kazinsky as Ogrim and Daniel Wu as Gal’Dan. Paula Patton also stars as Garona, a character caught somewhere in between the warring factions.
It still remains to be seen how Warcraft will fare with audiences who are not familiar with the MMORPG on which the film is based, and much of what we have seen looks to be a mix of Lord of the Rings and Avatar — two wildly popular franchises, comparisons to which could hook a few newbies if the marketing is right.
Warcraft hits theaters on June 10.