Whether you’re Horde or Alliance, there’s one thing that we can all agree on — we want to see Duncan Jones’ epic Warcraft movie with a fiery passion. I’m talking Ragnaros fiery, you guys. Diehard fans who braved the lines for Legendary’s Hall H panel were treated to a whopping seven minutes of footage from the film. While that’s all well and good, not all of us were so lucky to be in that hallowed hall; fortunately, we did one better by bringing the cast and crew of Warcraft to the Nerdist Conival at Petco Park where they sat down and talked all things Azeroth with our own Michele Morrow (a.k.a. the dulcet tones behind Hearthstone‘s Alleria Windrunner).
Bringing a veritable Horde of talent with them, director Duncan Jones was joined by Duncan Jones, Paula Patton (Garona), Rob Kazinsky (Orgrim Doomhammer), Clancy Brown (Blackhand), Daniel Wu (Gul’dan), Travis Fimmel (Anduin Lothar), Dominic Cooper (King Llane), Ruth Negga (Lady Taria), Ben Schnetzer (Khadgar), and Ben Foster (Medivh). Don’t worry if that sounds like a lot to handle — Warcraft is a big universe and this is a big movie, but your resident loremaster Michele Morrow has you covered.
With legendary characters like Durotan, Orgrim Doomhammer, Anduin Lothar, Medivh, and many more making their big screen debut, there are plenty of reasons to be excited about Blizzard’s first major feature film adaptation. The film itself, for those not in the know, will chronicle the first encounter between Humans and Orcs. The orc homeworld is dying, ravaged by death and disaster, prompting the Horde to look for greener pastures. To do so, they turn to the warlock Gul’dan, who opens a massive portal to the human realm of Azeroth. Of course, like any evil spell worth its salt, Gul’dan’s poral is powered by extracting the souls from hundreds upon hundreds of slaves, or “fuel for the fel,” as he calls them. (Fun fact: the Fel is evil magic derived from demon’s blood with a tendency to corrupt its user.) Of course, when an invading armada of axe-wielding, green-skinned monsters comes to town, the Humans are forced to respond in kind…
While you’ll have to wait until June 10, 2016 to see Warcraft, at least there’s a graphic novel coming a few weeks earlier. In the meantime, you can always roll a new toon and join the Nerdist guild on Thorium Brotherhood. Come on, you know you want to…
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