Blizzard Aired Footage of ‘Warcraft’ Movie at BlizzCon 2014
A handful of lucky fans got to see Draenor and Azeroth in a whole different way as Blizzard and Legendary Pictures revealed a teaser comprised of footage from their upcoming film, 'Warcraft.'
The special video teaser of 'Warcraft' was held at BlizzCon 2014 with tons of fans in line to watch. According to Jameson from MMO-Champion, who was in attendance for the teaser, the viewing had zero Blizzard staff members in the room but had a ton of security making sure no one was recording any video footage (some shaky, low quality footage has leaked online despite these measures, but Legendary Pictures and Blizzard have been meticulously cracking down on any uploads we could find). Many other BlizzCon attendees' descriptions of the viewing corroborate Jameson's review.
The teaser supposedly starts with an overhead view of a beautiful depiction of Stormwind Castle, which was much more elaborate than any of Blizzard's previous depictions of it (as it should be). The video shows Lothar, the knight champion of Azeroth, in an armory-like area decked out for combat, saying something along the lines of "I've spent more time protecting my king than my own son." The video then cuts over to Stormwind's throne, with Lothar saying "Does that make me loyal or a fool?"
The teaser trailer changes over to a desolate, cliff-ridden area that is presumably Draenor prior to the Orc's invasion of Azeroth. We see Durotan, Chieftain of the Frostwolf Clan and future Warchief of the Horde, questioning himself, saying "I've led thousands of warriors into battle, but I fear to be a father." The video then shows Draka, his wife, visibly pregnant (with Thrall the fetus!). Durotan then asks, "Does that make me a leader or a coward?"
After these two short sequences, we see Durotan about to be attacked, presumably by humans (but it could be Doomhammer's Blackrock clan for all you Loremasters). We then see Lothar investigating a dead Orc who appeared in the grassy plains of Azeroth. Mind you, this is the first time the Alliance have encountered Orcs. Lothar investigates the corpse and looks at its black blood, which suggests it was infected by the bloodlust curse by the Burning Legion demon, Mannoroth.
Lastly, we see a massive war going on between Human Footmen and Orc Grunts, with Dalaran floating in the background (though it wasn't actually floating until it was moved in Warcraft III to our knowledge, Dalaran may have been retconned to just be a floating city). Lothar could then be seen walking through the Dwarf capital, Ironforge. The camera cuts to Khadgar blasting a spell towards the screen and the final clip is of a Gryphon Rider wrecking some grounded Orcs across a massive battlefield.
For those who do not know, 'Warcraft' will be based on Blizzard's first RTS game of the same name, which spawned multiple sequels and expansions while paving the way for the epic MMORPG, World of Warcraft. 'Warcraft' is currently in post-production and expected to hit theaters on March 11, 2016.