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Chesney Hawkes Sings in a Lost Cameo From WARCRAFT

Chesney Hawkes Sings in a Lost Cameo From WARCRAFT

British singer Chesney Hawkes filmed a cameo for director Duncan Jones‘ live-action Warcraft movie that didn’t quite make the final cut when it was released earlier this year. But now Hawkes’ lost moment has resurfaced, and he’s apparently a singer in the Warcraft universe as well.

CraveOnline debuted an exclusive lost scene from Warcraft that features Hawkes’ very brief cameo as he performs a medieval-themed cover of his own 1991 hit, “The One and Only.” It starts at about the 33-second mark, after Callan Lothar (Burkely Duffield) leads his soldiers past a tamed griffin, which wasn’t a finished special effect.

Jones teased Hawkes’ appearance last month when he posted a longer audio sample of Hawkes’ “The One and Only” from the film.

Jones previously used the same song in Moon and Source Code, so it’s become a recurring thing in his movies. The new take on the song actually works quite well and it’s a fun moment. But Jones’ original cut of the film was reportedly 40 minutes longer than the theatrically released version. That means that a lot of scenes like this one had to go, but hopefully Jones can eventually release a true director’s cut of the movie.

In meantime, this is one of the deleted scenes from the upcoming Warcraft Blu-ray and DVD release, which will hit on Tuesday, September 27.

What did you think about Hawkes’ cover of his own song from Warcraft? Let us know in the comment section below!

Image: Legendary Pictures

Editor’s Note: Nerdist Industries is a subsidiary of Legendary Digital Networks.

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