Director Duncan Jones‘ Warcraft film brought moviegoers into Blizzard’s epic fantasy world earlier this summer, with a story that split its time between the various races of the Alliance and the Orcs from Draenor, who were more than simply one-dimensional villains to be defeated. A newly released deleted scene from Warcraft adds some further shading to the Horde, as the leading Orc characters gathered to discuss the Fel.
JoBlo posted the Warcraft video on its YouTube page, and it appears to take place early in the film as the Orcs search for a way to cross over from their dying world, Draenor, and journey to Azeroth. The clip finds Frostwolf Clan chieftain Durotan (Toby Kebbell); his mate, Draka (Anna Galvin); and their friend, Orgrim Doomhammer (Robert Kazinsky) as they skeptically listen to Grommash Hellscream (Terry Notary) encourage them to embrace the Fel, a formidable black magic that is powered by death. Blackrock Clan chieftain Blackhand (Clancy Brown) also weighs in on the Fel, and offers his own perspective.
It’s unfortunate that this scene was cut from the film, because it gave the primary Orc characters some added depth while further demonstrating the camaraderie between Orgrim and Durotan. If you watch the scene closely, you can actually see Orgrim and Durotan’s subtle reactions to Hellscream’s sales pitch. The movements of their eyes conveyed the thoughts that they didn’t want want to share with him. That’s the mark of some very impressive CGI animation and motion capture.
Warcraft will be released on Blu-ray and DVD on September 27.
What did you think about this lost scene from the Warcraft movie? Would you embrace the Fel? Strike for the Horde, in the comment section below!
Image: Legendary Pictures
Editor’s note: Nerdist Industries is a subsidiary of Legendary Digital Networks.