Warcraft International Footage Hints At The Start Of A Larger Cinematic Universe
November 19, 2015
We’ve been hearing about the Warcraft movie for quite some time, and recently, we finally got our first look at the new film when the first trailer finally hit. Now, as withStar Wars, we’re finding new footage by tracking down clips meant for other countries. Much like the overseas trailer for The Force Awakens, the internationalWarcraft clip gives us not only new scenes to fawn over but new details that we didn’t have before. Check out the spot below.
Being a TV spot, the clip doesn’t give us nearly the detail that the full trailer did, and much of what we do see is in the U.S. trailer. However, there was something else at the end of the spot that wasn’t in the domestic trailer. If you don’t speak French, you may not have noticed it.
While the line is simply French for “the beginning” it is an interesting addition. While there has already been talk of additional Warcraft films, there’s been nothing official to tell us that they are actually happening. By calling this film the beginning, there’s a not-at-all-subtle implication that there will absolutely be more movies. It’s possible something has been greenlit since the first trailer, and all future advertising will include the same tagline. We’ll have to wait and see if we get future ads in English that use it.
There’s also a brief scene in the TV spot that also gives us an implication that there may be a bigger story to tell. While the trailer only showed us the human and orc armies separately, this clip actually shows them coming together to do battle. While it may seem like the most obvious thing in the world, what we gathered about the plot from the trailer implies that the film is about humans and orcs coming together to fight a new evil force. We’re used to seeing these massive fantasy battle set pieces as the big finale to epics like The Lord of the Rings. While it’s possible that this human v. orc battle scene will actually be early in the movie (how epic is this film going to be if that’s the case?), it also may be that we won’t even get to the human/orc unification in this movie. They may be saving it for a later one.
Warcraft is a huge property in some circles but it doesn’t have nearly the wide reach that a J.R.R. Tolkien fantasy does. Is moving forward on more Warcraft movies this quickly a good idea?