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Of orcs and men: New Warcraft trailer puts humans and orcs on a collision course

Warcraft - In Theaters June 10 (TV Spot 2) (HD)
We’re mere months away from the premiere of Warcraft, Universal Pictures’ big-screen adaptation of the hit game franchise, and the studio has released yet another trailer offering a preview of what’s to come in the epic clash between humans and orcs.

The new trailer features a human knight facing off against an orc warrior across a battlefield littered with bones, along with a montage of scenes — some previously revealed, some new —  from the upcoming film. And with the movie’s June premiere fast approaching, the war is indeed nigh.

Directed by Duncan Jones (Moon, Source Code) and co-written by Jones and Charles Leavitt (Blood DiamondIn the Heart of the Sea), the long-awaited film features a long list of popular characters from the game franchise. Vikings actor Travis Fimmel portrays Sir Anduin Lothar, while Dawn of the Planet of the Apes actor Toby Kebbel plays the Chieftan of the Frostwolf clan of orcs, Durotan.

The official synopsis for the film reads as follows:

Azeroth stands on the brink of war as its civilization, led by the humans, faces a fearsome race of invaders: orc warriors fleeing their dying world of Draenor to find their place in another. As a gateway known as the Dark Portal opens to connect the two worlds, the humans face destruction while the orcs face extinction. Anduin Lothar (Travis Fimmel), leader of the humans, and Durotan (Toby Kebbell), leader of the orcs, are then sent on a collision course that will decide the fate of their families, their people, and their home.

Along with Fimmel as Lothar, the human side of the cast includes Dominic Cooper as King Llane Wrynn, Ben Foster as Medivh, Ben Schnetzer as Khadgar, and Ruth Negga as Lady Taria. The cast of orc characters includes Kebbel’s Duratan, as well as Clancy Brown as Blackhand, Robert Kazinsky as Ogrim, and Daniel Wu as Gul’Dan. Paula Patton plays the half-orc Garona, a character caught in the middle of the conflict.

Warcraft hits theaters June 10, 2016.

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