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.