The new TV spot focuses on the unlikely alliance of humans and orcs, showing how neither group seems thrilled with — or confident in — the idea of teaming up. Between epic action and war scenes, we see snippets of each race expressing their strong doubts. The kingdom of Azeroth is also showcased, in all of its breathtaking glory.
Based on the popular video game franchise, the movie focuses on Azeroth as the civilization is poised to face war. In the face of the threat, humans and orcs alike find themselves in danger and decide that joining forces is in their mutual best interest, as the TV spot shows, however distasteful the prospect. The film stars Travis Fimmel, Toby Kebbell, Paula Patton, Ben Foster, Dominic Cooper, Ben Schnetzer, Ruth Negga, and more.
Director Duncan Jones had announced in a tweet earlier Sunday that he’d received news that fans could expect to see the new TV spot during the AFC and NFC championship games, giving them a chance to prepare themselves for the excitement to come.
Just heard the new Warcraft TV spot will be showing during the AFC & NFC championship games today!
— Duncan Jones (@ManMadeMoon) January 24, 2016
In addition to helming the film, Jones also co-wrote the screenplay with Charles Leavitt. The flick is produced by Legendary Pictures, Blizzard Entertainment, and Atlas Entertainment.
Warcraft opens in theaters on June 10 after previously being pushed back from its original release date. Fans’ patience will, however, soon be rewarded.