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!
Today, Around 12:43am EST, Duncan Jones posted in his Twitter account that he would be participating in Warcraft movie Behind-the-Scenes interviews (plural) some time within the next 24 hours.
Pre-orders for the Warcraft: Durotan The Official Warcraft Movie Prequel are now available. No front cover at the moment.
Insight Editions is developing a new book that offers a unique behind-the-scenes look at the creation of the Legendary Pictures’ Warcraft film. Warcraft: Behind the Dark Portal is slated to ship on May 24, 2016 and pre-orders are now available.
Something 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?
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.
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.
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!
The Blizzard Showcase Panel was led by eSports senior manager Kim Phan along with the following panelists: Chris Metzen, James Waugh, Christie Golden, Nick Carpenter, Jason Bishoff, and Legendary Comics artist Mat Broome.
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)
This page contains all the SDCC 2015 videos, photos, and panel transcripts we got from San Diego Comic Con 2015. Some from the Blizzard Entertainment, Legendary Pictures, WETA, and NECA booths. Others from the Blizzard Showcase panel, and Legendary signing session.
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.
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.
Something that we were all waiting for has finally become available to us : Some footage of how Stormwind will look like for the Warcraft movie, and it’s really immersive! You can either watch it on Youtube on the following VR Demo, or you can download the new app Legendary VR for the App Store or Google Play.
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.
SDCC 2015 attendees alert: Legendary Pictures announced the signing schedule for those interested in the Warcraft Movie. The Legendary Pictures panel itself will have the presence of director Duncan Jones to show the first Warcraft movie preview at Hall H on Saturday July 11, 2015 2:30pm – 3:30pm.
I have been digging some SDCC 2015 info out there that evokes more questions than answers. From what I can predict from this stuff, there will be Warcraft Movie licensed toys sometime in 2016. That feels more prediction than speculation. It’s coming.