During Legendary Pictures’ panel at San Diego Comic-Con 2015, which also included Guillermo del Toro’s Crimson Peak, long-in-the-making World of Warcraft movie took the Hall H stage.
This is director Moon and Source Code Duncan Jones’ third year working on the movie, titled Warcraft, after presenting and teasing the film the last two Comic-Cons. Jones wanted the movie to be an epic fantasy adventure movie, and something that was made to appeal to a wide audience beyond the loyal gamers.
Also taking part in the panel was cast members Travis Fimmel, Toby Kebbell, Dominic Cooper, Daniel Wu, Paula Patton, Robert Kazinsky, Ruth Negga, Ben Schnetzer, Clancy Brown, and Ben Foster.
Patton was looking forward to working with Jones.
Kebbell dons the mo-cap suit once more playing the lead orc role of Durotan.
Cooper said he could not lift up his sword, because he never saw such a big sword. Foster joked “it gets bigger.”
Kazinsky (who plays Orgrim) is a true player, and found himself playing 600 hours, and says he lost a relationship and his self-esteem, but all of his flaws had been perfected because of his role in the film. He stands by Jones making the film that everyone wants to see.
Patton said her character was the greatest challenge in her career. She is half-human, half-orc. It was the scariest thing she has undertaken.
Brown didn’t get into details about his character, but did talk in the Orcish dialect, saying that when he looks into the crowd, all he see is fuel for the fel.
Foster said Jones had a “very specific vision, and he brought that vision to a beloved game, and he elevated that game to a film.”
Negga says behind every great man there is a greater woman. When describing her character she said she knows what she is doing.
Wu says playing Guld’dan was a daunting task. He took the role because his wife is an avid fan of the game, and he did it to get in her good graces. While he promised her that he would take a year off to focus on their newborn baby, as soon as Wu told his wife about the role she said that he had to “fuckin’ be in it.”
Warcraft arrives in theaters March 2016.