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.
The Warcraft movie is due to hit theatres in June 2016, and Weta are proud to announce that we have been involved in creating props and armour for the film. At SDCC 2015, the Warcraft display spread between the Weta Workshop and Legendary booths and included King Llane and Alliance armour and weapons, as well as a full size Orgrim statue.
Check out the video below to see a walk-through of the booth with Mike Gonzales the head of Consumer Products at Weta, and Justin Haywald from Gamespot!
Note: This video interview stirred me to spin a speculation whether a sequel was secretly filmed simultaneously… read more.
Video and Transcript
Now WETA is definitely well-known for creating most of the loved props in the Lord of the Rings movie, and we also know that they are working in the Warcraft movie. The stuff we see behind us.
What are you guys showing off here in the Comic-Con?
WETA: Well, we are out here showing the artistry of WETA Workshop. We obviously designed and built all of the Lord of the Rings and the Middle-Earth series, Hobbit; and now we are expanding, like you said, into Warcraft; but we also have worked on everything from Avatar, District 9, most recently Chappie, we even did concept design for Fury Road (Mad Max).
So we are really out here to showcase all the different facets of WETA, and the different properties and our new relationship with Legendary Pictures.
Gamespot: Some of the props that you have here, are these actually used in the movie or are these just replicas that you have brought along, or…?
WETA: Everything you see above us here with the armor, those are actually [used] in the [films](***plural?***) for Warcraft. Yea, so pretty much everything you see here is actual props or created just for Comic-Con.
Gamespot: So here is a booth showing off obviously some of the props and armor. What is this exactly?
WETA: So this is one of the Royal Guards for the Warcraft film. You can see all the artists in the workshop, we got the process that you go through when you build the armor, we worked with them on the Alliance armor and weaponry, and then along with every license that we do — we usually try to get the same artist to go through and make some collectibles.
So in this scale we are doing some 1:6 scale of the armor and weapons; and we will be coming out with a few other things in the Warcraft line too.