A little less than three months away from the release of Warcraft, a new TV spot offers up more footage, more fighting, and more Azeroth.
Written by Duncan Jones and Charles Leavitt and based on the Warcraft video game series, the film will lead us into the world of Azeroth as a war brews between the humans and the orcs, who fled their home and find themselves in Azeroth, courtesy of a portal between their worlds.
As its name implies, there’s going to be a lot of fighting in this film, and the trailer reveals that fight scenes will be varied and plentiful. It’s full of grunts, sword clangs and battlecries, though the trailer also hints at the personal conflicts that will accompany large-scale army clashes. In short, there’s a lot going on.
Another prominent feature of the trailer is more of the world of Azeroth. An essential element of a film that’s adapting a story as sprawling and expansive as this one is that the world feels big. And based on the number of different settings we’re thrown into in this spot (and the official trailer), it looks as if it’s going to succeed in meeting that challenge.
Frame-by-frame analyses like the one by IGN, below, offer a careful dissection of the trailer has yielded some theories about all of the places that might be a part of the film: places like Redridge Mountains, Westfall, Hellfire Peninsula, Stormwind, and Elwynn Forest. The footage in the most recent spot gives us some more insight into these places, and though we’re not seeing all of it for the first time, the new angles and fresh cutting gives us more to look forward to as we get a little bit better look at the massive film world of Azeroth.
We also see more of the main players. There’s plenty of Durotan (Toby Kebbell) and Anduin Lothar (Travis Fimmel) with some decent looks at Garona (Paula Patton), too. And, of course, there are some griffins.
Warcraft is directed by Duncan Jones (Moon, Source Code) and arrives in theaters June 10th.