Well the first “real” Warcraft Movie trailer is here:
Interesting. I really wonder what non players are going to make of this. Visually it looks good. The CGI and real world stuff appears fairly seamless. Odd too see the characters, which look pretty much like their in-game cartoon origins against those realistic backgrounds.
The world and mythos of WOW is so vast, complex, and “inclusive” of so many other fantasy ideas that it must have been a serious challenge to narrow down into a coherent story. Clearly they are focusing on the Warcraft I Orcs vs Humans aspect. I see nary a glance of any of the other even more fantastic elements: spellcasters, undead, elves, dragons, etc. Probably not a bad idea from a budget and mainstreaming POV.
Hmmm. It will be interesting to see how good a job they do — and if people not familiar with the lore can engage in it.