“Warcraft” Gets Character Poster Treatment

After a ridiculous twenty month post production schedule and a minor release push, Legendary Pictures’ Warcraft, an epic adventure of world-colliding conflict based on Blizzard Entertainment’s global phenomenon “World of Warcraft”, is finally set to invade theaters this summer.

Directed by Duncan Jones and starring Travis Fimmel, Paula Patton, Ben Foster, Dominic Cooper, Toby Kebbell, Ben Schnetzer, Rob Kazinsky and Daniel Wu, Warcraft was originally moved from its December 2015 release in an effort to not conflict with the juggernaut that was Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens.  The move proved to be a smart one, though it should be noted that the jury is still out as to whether this film will live up to the popularity of its source material.

Legendary Films has just revealed ten brand new character posters, each showcasing one of the film's central players that will partake in the looming battle in Azeroth, the peaceful realm that is standing on the brink of war thanks to the fearsome Orc warriors forthcoming invasion.  The posters, though visually appealing, don't offer much in the way of excitement; though it should be noted that fans will likely enjoy their first glimpse at some of those they have waited years to see visualized on the big screen.

Outside of Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings, the fantasy genre has been a tough sell over the past several years.  But much like Hitman: Agent 47, Warcraft  must extend interest beyond those who play the game if they wish to be seen as a success.  Failure to do so will become just another nail in the coffin, proving once again that video games aren't meant for the movie theater.

We'll get out answer to this question and countless others when Warcraft hits theater June 10.


About Stephen Davis

Stephen Davis
I owe this hobby/career to the one and only Stephanie Peterman who, while interning at Fox, told me that I had too many opinions and irrelevant information to keep it all bottled up inside. I survived my first rated R film, Alive, at the ripe age of 8, it took me months to grasp the fact that Julia Roberts actually died at the end of Steel Magnolias, and I might be the only person alive who actually enjoyed Sorority Row…for its comedic value of course. While my friends can drink you under the table, I can outwatch you when it comes iconic, yet horrid 80s films like Adventures in Babysitting and Troop Beverly Hills. I have no shame when it comes to what I like, and if you have a problem with that, then we’ll settle it on the racquetball court. I see too many movies to actually win any film trivia contest, so don’t waste your first pick on me. My friends rent movies from my bookcase shelves, and one day I do plan to start charging. I long to live in LA, where my movie obsession will actually help me fit in, but for now I am content with my home in Austin. I prefer indies to blockbusters, Longhorns to Sooners and Halloween to Friday the 13th. I miss the classics, as well as John Ritter, and I hope to one day sit down and interview the amazing Kate Winslet.

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