12:00pm PT by Graeme McMillan
'Warcraft': This Is What the Big Screen Orc King Looks Like
Warcraft, the movie adaptation of the Blizzard Entertainment game that's spanned video games, comic books and prose novels to date, might be almost a year away, but fans got their first glimpse of what's in store with the release of the first image from Duncan Jones' movie Monday morning.
The image, which was released via Wired, featured Orgim, an orc warchief created by Industrial Light and Magic combining reference material provided by Blizzard with images of Robert Kazinsky, the actor who'll be playing the role in the summer 2016 movie. According to the magazine, the character was created by the same team responsible for Avengers: Age of Ultron's Hulk.
Jones shared the image on Twitter after the Wired story went live, writing that he couldn't "tell you what a relief it is to FINALLY have at least something released from Warcraft for you all to see!" In a follow-up tweet, he shared a second image, tagging Kazinsky. (See both tweets below.)
Originally announced for the 2015 holiday season, Warcraft will be co-written and directed by Moon director Jones, with Charles Leavitt also working on the screenplay. The movie, the first co-financed by Legendary Pictures and Universal Studios, will now be released June 10, 2016. In addition to Kazinsky, the movie will star Ben Foster, Paula Patton and Dominic Cooper.
Can't tell you what a relief it is to FINALLY have at least something released from Warcraft for you all to see! :) pic.twitter.com/RUDUijxo8R— Duncan Jones (@ManMadeMoon) May 18, 2015