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Warcraft movie trailer teaser offers 15 seconds of Alliance and Horde battling

If this is a tase of the full trailer, then we're in for a real treat come Friday.

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It’s been several years since we learned there would be a Warcraft film, and along the way, we learned Duncan Jones would be the film’s co-writer and director and we spotted Orgrim Doomhammer earlier this year. The film’s first official trailer will be released this Friday, but today, a teaser to that trailer has been released.

The teaser trailer is only 15 seconds long, but it’s full of action and imagery Warcraft fans would be quite familiar with. The teaser offers glimpses of both the Horde and Alliance preparing for battle, with flashes of an epic-looking fight scene taking place in the later portion of the teaser. We even get to see what looks like the infamous Boomstick being fired towards the end of the teaser.

The Warcraft film is expected to release in summer 2016. Be sure to check back on Friday to check out its first official trailer.

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    November 3, 2015 9:19 AM

    Daniel Perez posted a new article, Warcraft movie trailer teaser offers 15 seconds of Alliance and Horde battling

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      November 3, 2015 10:05 AM

      The locations are instantly recognizable, that's pretty impressive.

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        November 3, 2015 10:21 AM

        Stormwind, maybe Karazhan, somewhere in The Barrens... ???

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      November 3, 2015 10:22 AM

      I want this to be good, but some of that stuff looks like the worst parts of the Hobbit trilogy.

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        November 3, 2015 12:50 PM

        A handful of VFX shots is a very poor thing to use for judging what the overall quality/effect of a movie will be. Of course they're going to use the big, showy stuff to sell the movie.

        And let's be honest, the big problems with The Hobbit didn't stem from the fact that they used CG or showed big battles - they stemmed from the drawn-out narrative and lack of compelling characters.

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          November 3, 2015 7:38 PM

          True enough.

          Still seems weird to me that they didn't just go full CG for this movie. They still could have used the same mocap they did for the orcs on the humans as well, and I think it'd look less weird. The compositing just seems off.

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            November 3, 2015 8:44 PM

            I think the movie would be positioned very differently if it had been a fully animated one. For better or worse, American movie audiences don't have a great history of coming out to see animated films that are not explicitly "family" affairs. And I know we all love Blizzard's cinematics, but those are also very expensive to make. A 2-minute cutscene or 30 second intro are leaps and bounds a different level of challenge than a 90-to-120 minute movie. You need to have James Cameron money to do that shit, and Warcraft/Blizzard/Legendary are not going to spend that on this movie.

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      November 3, 2015 10:56 AM

      I don't care if it sucks, I'll be all over this anyway.

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        November 3, 2015 6:51 PM

        Yeah pretty much how I am. Will watch it either way, but don't have high expectations just kinda glad it's being made.

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      November 3, 2015 11:22 AM

      That looks like it'll be a lot of fun to watch on the big screen

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      November 3, 2015 11:28 AM

      where have i been? i thought this was going to be a completely CG flick. bit more interested now that i see it's not

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        November 3, 2015 11:35 AM

        It's not completely CG. Just half the characters, animals, landscapes, skies, trees.

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        November 3, 2015 12:52 PM

        I'm not sure. It's been conceived as a live-action film for quite a long time now. I was making posts about the live-action movie at least as far back as 2008.

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      November 3, 2015 5:38 PM

      Harvest Golem spotted http://i.imgur.com/Ntbyr2P.jpg

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        November 3, 2015 6:40 PM

        Pretty neaty. D:

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      November 3, 2015 6:09 PM

      Is this going to be good vs bad? Or a balanced tale of 2 warring factions?

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        November 3, 2015 6:58 PM

        a tale of 2 warring factions. its actually pretty unique in that way

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          November 3, 2015 9:00 PM

          That could be pretty cool if done well.

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        November 3, 2015 8:58 PM

        It's going to be about the epic struggle against Hogger

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      November 3, 2015 7:34 PM

      I hope they have someone run in and yell "The Crossroads are under attack" at some point in the movie.

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        November 3, 2015 8:38 PM

        and 'have you seen mankrik's wife?'

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      November 3, 2015 7:35 PM

      Who the fuck is gonna watch this but a bunch of us WoW nerds? WHO I ASK YOU?

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        November 3, 2015 8:01 PM

        wtf? this isn't the Warcraft 2 movie?

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        November 3, 2015 8:25 PM

        the fantasy genre is pretty thin next yr, people who like lotr and harry potter might check it out!

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        November 3, 2015 8:27 PM

        A billion chinese, that's who

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          November 3, 2015 8:46 PM

          I think this is really important to keep in mind. The international box office matters a lot more to Hollywood right now than it ever used to, and this film is likely to perform pretty well overseas, and probably better than it does in the States.

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      November 3, 2015 8:39 PM

      Wow Legion release date announced. :(