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Tomas Hernandez is owner of Blizzplanet.com since 2003. I post news about World of Warcraft, StarCraft II, Diablo III, Hearthstone, Overwatch, Heroes of the Storm, Blizzard Careers, and the Warcraft film.   Blizzplanet is a leading fansite covering news about upcoming Blizzard Entertainment licensed products. I also post previews and reviews. I have interviewed book writers and Blizzard game developers.   I was previously an employee of the OGaming Network (2003), and IncGamers (2008-2010). I was a guest newsposter for GosuGamers (World of Warcraft) a few years ago and for Diablofans.com (formerly Diablo3.com)   ***Fans who would love to watch Blizzard-related panels and appreciate our efforts can support Blizzplanet's patreon in a monthly-basis, or a one-time basis. Our staff are volunteer fans like you. Your donatives will help us travel to all the Blizzard events we attend year-round.

NYCC 2015 – WETA Warcraft Movie Armor Props

Written by Medievaldragon on . Posted in Blizzard Products News, Warcraft Movie, World of Warcraft Film

WETA brought some of the armor and weapon sets used in the Warcraft Movie to New York Comic Con. In addition, the WETA Warcraft Movie 1:6 scale armor replicas to be sold in 2016 were displayed too.

Currently, WETA has announced the King Llane Armour and Alliance Soldier 1:6 scale armor replicas; and there was a NYCC Show Special sale of two collectable pins: Warcraft Horde and Alliance for $10 each.

Weapons & Armour

Working with designs supplied by LEGENDARY, WETA Workshop’s manufacturing team created working physical props and costumes. It was great fun to take weapons and armour out of the gaming realm and make them real!

84 full suits of gleaming armour were produced for the film’s royal guards and foot soldiers, along with hundreds of weapons and shields.

Hero suits and weapons were crafted for featured characters including King Llane Wrynn I.

Blades were made in both hero steel and lightweight materials. WETA’s paint team worked their magic, bringing real-world treatments and finishes to armour and weapons produced in lightweight materials so that real human actors could look awesome wielding huge weapons and wearing giant suits of gleaming armour!

NYCC 2015 - WETA Warcraft Movie Armor Props

Speculation: Was a Warcraft Movie Sequel Filmed Simultaneously?

Written by Medievaldragon on . Posted in SDCC 2015, World of Warcraft Film

warcraft-lord-of-the-clansSomething that really caught my attention during the Gamespot interview is to hear WETA Workshop’s Mike Gonzales say the armor was [used] for the [Warcraft films] … wait, did you hear that right? … Plural? … Films? Was this an understandable mistake, or a slip of tongue? Did Duncan actually film enough for a sequel or a trilogy in one go?

SDCC 2015: WETA Workshop talks about Warcraft Movie 1:6 Armor Replicas

Written by Medievaldragon on . Posted in World of Warcraft Film

A week after SDCC 2015, WETA Workshop shared via newsletter a video by Gamespot. Mike Gonzales said all the armor and weapons on display at SDCC were part of the Warcraft Movie scenes. The armor on display at the WETA booth was specifically used for the Royal Guard of Stormwind (view our SDCC 2015 Legendary booth photos). In this video, we get a closer look at the Warcraft Movie 1:6 scale armor replicas that WETA plans to have for sale in 2016 after the movie goes live.

SDCC 2015 – Warcraft Movie Panel

Written by Medievaldragon on . Posted in Legendary Pictures, SDCC 2015, Warcraft Movie, World of Warcraft Film

Sadly, the person I assigned to go to the “SDCC 2015 – Warcraft Movie Panel” spent two hours in line before everyone was told there was no more room. My heart deflated. I have heard Duncan Jones fed and handed away lots of twinkies to late-campers who waited in line since last night. So I can understand the line was pretty huge as the panel schedule approached.

SDCC 2015 - Warcraft Movie Panel

SDCC 2015 – JAKKS Warcraft Movie Licensed Action Figures

Written by Medievaldragon on . Posted in Blizzard Products News, Legendary Pictures, SDCC 2015, World of Warcraft Film

JAKKS Pacific revealed plans for their Legendary Pictures Warcraft Movie license. Their toys will ship at retailers nationwide on June 16. Check out below our SDCC 2015 JAKKS Warcraft Movie panel video.

SDCC 2015 JAKKS Warcraft Movie License details

All new toy line for the Summer 2016 blockbuster film from Legendary Pictures and Universal!

SDCC 2015 – Christie Golden writing Warcraft Movie Novel

Written by Medievaldragon on . Posted in Blizzard Products News, Legendary Pictures, SDCC 2015, World of Warcraft Film

During the Blizzard Showcase panel held at San Diego Comic Con, Christie Golden revealed she is writing a prequel to the Warcraft Movie where we will see a lot of the things that lead to the events in the movie, new continuity. Find out more details about the Warcraft Movie Novel in our Blizzard Showcase Panel video transcript page. (link at the bottom)

SDCC 2015 Legendary Booth: Warcraft Movie Photos

Written by Medievaldragon on . Posted in SDCC 2015, World of Warcraft Film

Blizzplanet correspondent and cosplayer @Stroughnecks made it to San Diego Comic Con to take photos of the SDCC 2015 Legendary Booth. There she saw a lot of exciting props from the Warcraft Movie including armor, weapons, banners, background props, and even the Jakks Warcraft Movie licensed action figures. In addition, a sign next to the Alliance armor seems to hint WETA might sell 1:6 replicas in 2016.

SDCC 2015 Warcraft Movie – i09 Interviews Duncan Jones

Written by Medievaldragon on . Posted in SDCC 2015, World of Warcraft Film

i09 had the opportunity to interview Duncan Jones at SDCC 2015 to talk about the Warcraft Movie. The movie is pretty much done. Duncan is waiting for 10 VFX shots to be added to the movie, and then all he has left to do is clench his fists, and grind his teeth while geekily waiting until June 2016 for this project to be shared with the public.

Recording of SDCC 2015 Legendary Pictures Panel Forbidden

Written by Medievaldragon on . Posted in SDCC 2015, World of Warcraft Film

Earlier I asked Duncan Jones if recording of the SDCC 2015 Legendary Pictures was possible, or if at least the Warcraft movie teaser trailer would make it to the public some time after the event.

He responded within a few minutes around 3:20am (EDT) that Legendary could answer that for me. I contacted Legendary and surprisingly got a response within a few hours at 10am. Without quoting, recordings are strictly forbidden. I will do my best to get ahold of a transcript, so keep an eye on our social feeds for any updates on that.