Legendary Pictures Comic-Con panel featuring Warcraft and more
Filmmakers and talent from Legendary Pictures’ upcoming Warcraft and Crimson Peak, distributed by Universal Pictures, will discuss the innovative slate and present never-before-seen material. Chris Hardwick (AMC’s “Talking Dead”) hosts the panel that will also include surprises from highly-anticipated Legendary movies, including Krampus, and more. The panel will kick-off on Saturday, July 11 at 2:30 p.m. Pacific Time.
UPDATE: You can read the archived version of our live blog below.
2:35 ComingSoon.net: Welcome to our live blog of the Legendary Pictures panel. Scheduled to be presented are Warcraft, Crimson Peak, Great Wall, Krampus and possibly more.
2:37 Comment From Stee is it already start or a delay like the WB Panel?
2:37 ComingSoon.net: Delayed a bit.
2:40 Comment From MarvelWatch Who’s on hand for this one? Ed? Silas?
2:40 EDouglasCS: Hello!
2:41 EDouglasCS: I have made it past the Bataan Death March that is the Hall H wifi!
2:41 ComingSoon.net: Internet is still horrible, but we’re going to work through it!
2:41 EDouglasCS: this liveblog is brought to you by overpriced $80 internet
2:41 ComingSoon.net: We had no internet during Hateful 8 and had to cancel the blog.
2:41 EDouglasCS: I’m setting up a Kickstarter to set up our own WIFI server for Comic-Con 2016
2:42 ComingSoon.net: Fingers crossed for this one and 20th Century Fox.
2:42 EDouglasCS: Today’s schedule is (not sure of the order) Warcraft, Crimson Peak and Krampus
2:42 EDouglasCS: I missed Screen Gems and Hateful 8
2:42 EDouglasCS: But I’ll be back for Fox for sure
2:42 ComingSoon.net: Great Wall as well.
2:42 EDouglasCS: The panels are already running late. Legendary hasn’t started yet
2:43 Spencer Perry-SHH: Ask Thomas Tull very nicely to release the Krampus footage online please
2:43 EDouglasCS: The biggest suckage is the shutting off the laptop s when they show footage… and during WB it was non-stop
2:43 EDouglasCS: Does anyone have any questions while we’re waiting?
2:43 Comment From Centurium They might announce JURASSIC WORLD 2!
2:43 EDouglasCS: That would be a good idea 🙂
2:43 Comment From ME3 Any rumors about release Warcraft trailer for public?
2:44 EDouglasCS: I expect we’ll see something soon. They’ve already shown a lot of footage at Comic-Con (2nd year here) and BlizzardCon.
2:44 EDouglasCS: This year, they have the casts of Crimson Peak and Warcraft, not just the directors
2:44 EDouglasCS: So Tom Hiddleston, Jessica Chastain and Mia Wasikowska will be here
PollsDelete All 2:44 EDouglasCS: not sure who from Warcraft
2:44 Comment From Lanny I think the Warcraft trailer is 99% certain They said “WARCRAFT fans in particular, you will not want to miss it.”
2:45 EDouglasCS: Just the footage they showed at least year’s Comic-Con. They’ve had a year to finish more FX and I’m assiuming they’re almost done if not done
2:45 EDouglasCS: It’s starting!
2:46 EDouglasCS: And out comes Legendary president Thomas Tull in an Ambling Entertainment T shirt
2:47 EDouglasCS: He mentioned the life-long wish of wanting to work with Steven Spielberg on Jurassic World
2:47 EDouglasCS: He introduced Chris Hardwick
2:47 EDouglasCS: who is moderating
2:48 EDouglasCS: First up is Guillermo del Toro and Crimson Peak
2:50 EDouglasCS: “I wanted to create a lush gothic romance” – GDT
2:50 EDouglasCS: Thomas Tull has made a bet on how many times Guillermo uses the F word during the panel
2:50 EDouglasCS: “It’s the most beautiful movie that I’ve made”
2:51 EDouglasCS: He wanted to make a movie for and about strong women
2:51 EDouglasCS: First up is a clip from Crimson Peak
2:52 ComingSoon.net: Just a reminder that Ed has to close his laptop during footage and it may take a few minutes for him to return.
2:55 ComingSoon.net: Approaching 5,000 readers. Hi everyone!
2:55 EDouglasCS: They just showed an extended trailer with lots more of the spirit haunting Allerdale Hale
2:56 EDouglasCS: Out coemes the cast including Mia, Thomas, Jessica
2:56 EDouglasCS: Sorry, Tom Hiddlestone
2:56 EDouglasCS: GDT says that they’re creating an expereience at Halloween Horror nights of Allerdale Hall in LA
2:57 EDouglasCS: Mia “I’ve never been on a set like this before, the detail was incredible”
2:57 EDouglasCS: I’ve seen more and more footage of this from Comic-Con last year to CinemaCon to this year’s Comic-COn
2:57 EDouglasCS: You probably know the story from the trailer but it showed a lot more of the bloody skeletal spirit that’s I guess the “boss monster” (using video game terms)
2:58 EDouglasCS: There’s a lot of blood… blood-covered snow, blood pouring out of a bath tap
PollsDelete All 2:58 Comment From Jon Blood, the movie, the video game
2:58 Spencer Perry-SHH: This made me laugh
3:00 EDouglasCS: Mia says she’s new to the horror genre but that’s not true. What about Stoker?
3:00 EDouglasCS: The actors were talking about the amazing sets and what they liked about them
3:00 EDouglasCS: They’re going right to audience questions by the way
3:00 EDouglasCS: She’s asking Tom what makes Guillermo del Toro different from other directors
3:00 EDouglasCS: He gave each of them ten page backstories for each of their characters including their starsigns, date of births and other things
3:01 ComingSoon.net: 6,000 readers. Are you guys trying to beat the Warner Bros. live blog or something?
3:01 Comment From Jimmy People are just waiting for Warcraft.
3:01 EDouglasCS: “I’ve never been teased so much on set by a director, but I liked it” — TOm
3:01 EDouglasCS: “And we’re twins” – GDT
3:01 EDouglasCS: GDT made a joke that Tom could kill puppies and women would still love him
3:01 Comment From Yolteotl We want WARCRAFT !
3:02 ComingSoon.net: Patience dear.
3:02 EDouglasCS: Asking GDT about rewriting Thomas Sharpe for Tom after Benedict Cumberbatch dropped out
3:03 EDouglasCS: He’s talking about how he spent a lot of writing after meeting with Benedict writing and then did some changes after meeting with Tom
3:03 EDouglasCS: I wish they live streamed these panels like they did at Star Wars Celebration. There’s no reason not to
3:03 EDouglasCS: (But they still wouldn’t do the footage)
3:03 ComingSoon.net: But how much does Ed know about Warcraft. That is the question. Haha.
3:04 EDouglasCS: Jessica Chastain (who is lovely, if you haven’t had a chance to meet her, as I have) is talking about her character Lucille and how she collaborated with Guillermo on the chadracter
3:04 EDouglasCS: CS: I know they’re busy crafting a war.. that’s about it
3:04 EDouglasCS: I know there’s the Horde and the other guys 🙂
3:04 EDouglasCS: Alliance?
3:05 ComingSoon.net: The commenters will help you out 🙂
PollsDelete All 3:05 EDouglasCS: They’re talking about the house in the movie and how it has kept all of its secrets hidden but they’re being released with the arrival of Mia’s Edith
3:06 EDouglasCS: Tom is being asked about what is emotionally challenging and he called the last act “an emotional roller coaster”
3:06 EDouglasCS: Honestly I’ve done so many of these panels/press conferences, I can just make stuff up what they say and be right 🙂
3:06 I side with… The Horde ( 52% ) The Alliance ( 48% )
3:07 ComingSoon.net: There you go 🙂
3:07 EDouglasCS: I’m not sure we’ll get another Crimson Peak trailer and this one was clearly red band and more extended than I’ve seen
3:07 EDouglasCS: I’m worried they’re giving too much away at this point
3:07 EDouglasCS: (I hope not
3:08 EDouglasCS: GDT really enjoys working with Legendary and that he’s happy that he’s able to do rated R horror and he said that Legendary never said it had to be made PG-13 so he was free to make an “adult movie in English language”
3:09 EDouglasCS: Next up is Warcraft!
3:09 EDouglasCS: No.. I lied… it’s Krampus
3:09 EDouglasCS: Michael Dougherty, Adam Scott and Toni Collette are on hand
3:09 EDouglasCS: (Sorry, I’m mean) 🙂
3:10 EDouglasCS: This si going to be the first footage of it ever shown
3:11 EDouglasCS: Michael Dougherty is talking about the concept of Krampus as the creepy supernatural version of Santa Claus
3:11 EDouglasCS: Dougherty wrote and directed the excellent horror movie Trick ‘r Treat and he’s a long time collaborator with Bryan Singer
3:11 EDouglasCS: “We wanted to make a scary Christmas movie where all the wishes you made a sa child turned dark”
3:11 EDouglasCS: Showing trailer
3:12 ComingSoon.net: Almost 10,000 readers. You guys have to be clones, no?
3:13 EDouglasCS: Very cool trailer which hopefully we’ll see soon
3:14 EDouglasCS: It starts with sleigh bells and the Christmas carol which title I don’t know cause I’m Jewish
3:14 EDouglasCS: They’re talking about how they got involved
3:15 Comment From Phetus Whats the point of this live blog ?
3:15 EDouglasCS: Anyway, the trailer starts innocuously with lots of images of Christmas (including a Black Friday rush to get gifts)
3:15 ComingSoon.net: We ask ourselves that all the time 🙂
PollsDelete All 3:15 EDouglasCS: but it gets darker and darker as we see kids being taken by something
3:15 EDouglasCS: One kid sees a tail coming down from the chimney and he reaches for it and gets pulled up
3:16 EDouglasCS: It played on the “He knows when you’re sleeping, he knows when you’re awake” Christmas theme
3:16 EDouglasCS: They’re talking a lot about Amblin movies like Poltergeist and Gremlins and Goonies as an influence on the movie
3:17 EDouglasCS: We don’t really see the Krampus but we do see bits of him like his long clawed hand but I think it’s really playing on the darker aspects of Christmas that’s part of the tradition in Europe
3:17 EDouglasCS: The cast also looks great as Adam Scott and Toni Collette are awesome but it also has David Koechner who is very funny
3:17 Comment From Potz How long do you reckon it will take until we can see all these trailer by ourselves?
3:18 EDouglasCS: That’s a good question. I expect Krampus to be soon but it would probably be on a horror film and I’m not sure what’s coming up where it might fit
3:18 EDouglasCS: Sinister 2 maybe?
3:18 EDouglasCS: Same with Warcraft trailer. I’m sure they’ll want to show something before Christmas but they need to find the right fit.
3:19 ComingSoon.net: The Horde is winning, you guys.
3:19 EDouglasCS: And both these movies are Universal so presumably before a Universal movie? (And not Minions)
3:19 Comment From Vegas82 I think he means when can we see it online. Who wants to have to go to the movies to see a trailer?
3:19 EDouglasCS: It’s the same thing. Most of the time these trailers are going online a week or two before they’re attached to a movie in theaters. The point of trailers is to get those who go to the movies to learn about other movies.
3:19 EDouglasCS: So they do put them online but usually it’s planned around the schedule, what movies are being released
3:20 EDouglasCS: Asking what Michael wants the audience to get out of it
3:20 EDouglasCS: Actually Adam answered “I think it’s a movie that’s very scary but up until that point, it’s like you’re watching a Vacation movie or Parenthood”
3:20 EDouglasCS: “It’s a fun family dramedy then all this stuff happens to people” — Adam
3:20 EDouglasCS: He says it isn’t a movie we haven’t seen in a long time and Amblin seems like a good description
3:21 EDouglasCS: Looks like they’re running out of time for Warcraft… sorry!
3:21 EDouglasCS: They’re not taking audience questions and going right to Warcraft. I’m kidding! Put down the pitchforks! 🙂
3:21 ComingSoon.net: So how about that Batman v Superman trailer? 🙂
3:22 EDouglasCS: Everything else is kind of a letdown after BvS and Suicide Squad 🙂
3:22 EDouglasCS: next up is Warcraft
3:22 EDouglasCS: And they have almost all the cast…. they have 11 people from the cast!!!
PollsDelete All 3:23 EDouglasCS: they have to get more chairs to fit them all on stage
3:23 EDouglasCS: First up is Duncan Jones (who is awesome)
3:23 EDouglasCS: They’re opening up the side screens again!!!
3:24 EDouglasCS: OMG..here we go again
3:24 EDouglasCS: This is the third year Duncan has been here with Warcraft
3:24 EDouglasCS: These side screens are amazing.
3:25 EDouglasCS: Imagine a 360 wraparound screen and that’s what it is. It’s gotta be 30feet long on each side and about 15 feet high
3:25 EDouglasCS: I can’t do film or panoramic pictures
3:26 EDouglasCS: Paula Patton as Garona
3:26 EDouglasCS: Ben Foster as Medivh
3:26 EDouglasCS: They’re showing footage of each character as they come out and putting up pictures
3:26 EDouglasCS: Toby Kebbell as Durotan
3:26 EDouglasCS: (He also plays Doctor Doom)
3:27 EDouglasCS: Dominic Cooper as King Llayne
3:27 EDouglasCS: Rob Kazinsky as Orgrim
3:27 EDouglasCS: It’s really hard to type and watch the stuff they’re showing
3:27 EDouglasCS: Ben Schnetzer as Khadgar
3:28 EDouglasCS: They show footage of each character and then have an image of each one
3:28 EDouglasCS: Clancy Brown as Blackhand
3:28 EDouglasCS: Ruth Negga as Lady Taria
3:28 EDouglasCS: Daniel Woo as Gulda (spelling?)
3:28 ComingSoon.net: 12,000 readers. You guys beat the Warner Bros. panel.
3:28 EDouglasCS: And they have a new logo
3:29 Comment From Marc Gul’dan.
PollsDelete All 3:29 EDouglasCS: They have ten images lining Hall H with the Alliance characters on one side and the Horde on the other
3:29 EDouglasCS: the Horde are all CG so those are painted characters
3:29 EDouglasCS: Gul’dan. Thanks “Guest”
3:30 EDouglasCS: Oh also Travis Fimmel as Anduin Lothar… so that’s ten of the cast
3:30 EDouglasCS: The Horde are all doing motion capture
3:30 EDouglasCS: Paula Patton is talking about playing Garonna as a half human half orc
3:31 EDouglasCS: “She never really fits in with each world” – Patton
3:31 EDouglasCS: re: pictures, there’s a security guard sitting right next to me
3:32 EDouglasCS: Ben Foster is talking about playing the wizard Medivh
3:32 EDouglasCS: I’m sure they’ll release the posters with the trailer
3:33 EDouglasCS: But its very hard to watch stuff in Hall H when it’s happening all around you
3:33 EDouglasCS: Dominic Cooper is saying they had it harder cause they were wearing armor while the Horde cast were wearing comfy pajamas every day
3:34 Comment From Rei Half human, half orc? Don’t you mean half Draenei?
3:34 EDouglasCS: I thought she said half-human but I can’t hit rewind to double check
3:35 EDouglasCS: Rob Kazinsky says that his girlfriend left him cause of Warcraft but it was worth it to be a part of the movie
3:36 EDouglasCS: Guys, this is the first of hopefully many more movies so they may be holding off on revealing more about Garona
3:36 EDouglasCS: Ben Schnetzer is now talking about why he wanted to be a part of the movie
3:36 EDouglasCS: There is SO MUCH cast on stage
3:37 EDouglasCS: Remember: Not everyone is going to know World of Warcraft
3:37 EDouglasCS: Clancy Brown just did a recreation of his voice for Blackhand which sounds amazing
3:37 Comment From Azrielen Indeed pretty sure this movie is made EXACTLY for people who don’t know Warcraft, as well as for the fans.
3:38 Kisaragi Comment From Kisaragi
PollsDelete All 3:38 EDouglasCS: Ruth Negga is talking about her character saying that “behind every man is a great woman”
3:39 EDouglasCS: Last up is Daniel Wu talking about Gul’dan
3:39 Kisaragi Comment From Kisaragi
3:39 EDouglasCS: (Thanks CS)
3:39 EDouglasCS: They haven’t shown any footage besides the intros
3:39 EDouglasCS: Yeah I’m sure we’ll see those posters in high res format for many years
3:39 EDouglasCS: Daniel says his wife has played the games for many years
3:40 EDouglasCS: They’re going to show some footage!
3:40 EDouglasCS: I have no idea if I’ll know who anyone is
3:43 ComingSoon.net: 15,000 readers. Only 6,500 fit in Hall H.
3:44 Spencer Perry-SHH: Reminder, when they show footage Ed has to close his laptop. He’ll be back with a recap shortly
3:45 ComingSoon.net: HIs recap of this guy who looked like a orc did this to that guy that looked like a Lord of the Rings dude.
3:46 ComingSoon.net: The Horde is still winning, you guys.
3:48 EDouglasCS: Wow
3:48 EDouglasCS: They showed a LOT of footage, not just a trailer
3:48 EDouglasCS: And of course now the pane is over and I need to move somewhere else
3:49 EDouglasCS: Basically it starts with a focus on the Horde as it shows a bunch of them walking across the wilderness until they come to an area with a bunch of green orcs
3:49 EDouglasCS: We spend some time with the orcs as they realize they need to find food and water to save their world
3:50 EDouglasCS: it shows a lot of Ben Foster’s Durotan and his wife who is pregnant and that seems to be a big part of the story
3:51 EDouglasCS: But we see a wizard creating a portal from the souls of prisoners
3:51 EDouglasCS: Sorry yes Toby Kebbell
3:51 EDouglasCS: Anyway, the wizard creates the portal and the orcs rush through it and for that whole section we haven’t seen a single human
3:52 EDouglasCS: when they get through the portal, they first see the humans on horseback and we get to see King Llane and some of the other characters who say that the Horde are monsters that need to be destroyed
3:52 EDouglasCS: Yes, sorry, the wizard is Ben Foster
3:53 EDouglasCS: Sorry guys I’m about to get kicked out of my seat
PollsDelete All 3:53 EDouglasCS: I’m trying to get you as much info as I can
3:53 ComingSoon.net: Thanks Ed, we really appreciate it.
3:53 EDouglasCS: There was a lot of footage of all the characters but it kept coming back to Durotan and his wife who has the baby in the human world where he’s in danger
3:53 EDouglasCS: They should have done Warcraft first, the bastards
3:56 EDouglasCS: Okay I found another seat
3:56 EDouglasCS: Will try to answer questions too
3:56 Comment From Trollerblade Wikipedia says Warcraft the movie is in Post-Production, any word if filming is actually complete?
3:57 EDouglasCS: Yes, filming has been finished a long time. From the footage it’s obviously very CG heavy especially in the Horde scenes because that’s all CG
3:58 EDouglasCS: What’s interesting is that it seems to be focusing more on the Horde characters in terms of the emotional base of the film
3:58 EDouglasCS: But maybe it was more impressive to show those characters than the humans
3:58 EDouglasCS: we did see a few scenes where the clash as well as characters riding on Gryphons
3:59 EDouglasCS: Warcraft panel is over but I’m going to try answer questions for a bit
3:59 EDouglasCS: They didn’t show a trailer but full footage, probably; 5-6 minutes and they were using the large side screens so the footage was being extneded to either side
3:59 Comment From Trailer? How did the CG look like? Stunning?
4:00 EDouglasCS: It looks good but it’s very CG heavy which is somewhat disturbing
4:00 EDouglasCS: I think it looks better when it mixes the two classes together
4:00 EDouglasCS: Slow down people! 🙂
4:01 EDouglasCS: I’ll try to answer a few questions at once. This wasn’t a trailer but they obviously have enough footage to do one. I think this was more to introduce the story being told, the basic characters and the visuals
4:02 Comment From peete Did they use any music in the trailer/footage? anything remarkable?
4:02 EDouglasCS: The individual characters looked great but there were huge scenes with thousands of orcs and the scene where Medivh opens the portal was pretty impressive
4:02 EDouglasCS: Yeah, the music was great and it definitely seems to be actual score from Ramin Djawadi (Iron Man, Pacific Rim)
4:03 EDouglasCS: No, they did not say when they will release the trailer online or anywhere
4:03 EDouglasCS: they have a lot of footage to work with but they will have to cut something shorter like 2 minutes and that might be hard because they need to figure out the focus rather than just showing them fighting
4:03 Comment From Neruk I love you Did they show Gul’dan (Daniel Wu) at all?
4:03 EDouglasCS: Very briefly, we got a glimpse of all the characters
PollsDelete All 4:04 Comment From Heidi any elves?
4:04 EDouglasCS: yes! We did get a brief glimpse of the elves, very short
4:05 EDouglasCS: I can’t even begin to explain how hard it is to take this all in when it’s happening on three screens at once all around you
4:05 Comment From Guest Any plans for the footage to be publicly released? or con exclusive… again!
4:05 Comment From Lornidas what about Paula Patton? was she sexy?
4:05 EDouglasCS: We only see her very briefly in chains being taken somewhere
4:06 EDouglasCS: Someone asked about the cinematic if it compares to the game. I haven’t played the game but the visuals do look like a much higher quality video game especially in the first few minutes with the hHorde
4:06 Comment From Leviosa i’m just curious why draka (durotan’s wife) is in the movie despite us not even knowing who’s playing her. if she’s only in the start that would suck and would also be weird
4:07 EDouglasCS: It seems like she’s playing a pretty big role in the movie and good question on why her casting hasn’t been announced
4:07 EDouglasCS: There was no question and answer period maybe because they were running late.
4:07 EDouglasCS: Each actor said one thing
4:08 EDouglasCS: I think I need to run. I have to charge up my laptop before Fox
4:08 Comment From FUKK Do you think it has the potential to become a classic like LOTR and such others?
4:08 ComingSoon.net: Thanks Ed. Thanks to everyone for joining us! It looks like The Horde won!
4:08 EDouglasCS: That’s a really tough question especially since I don’t have the connection to WoW as I do Tolkien but in theory, people who like LoTR and the Hobbit should enjoy this
4:09 EDouglasCS: It seems the characters are really being given a lot of life and dimension
4:09 EDouglasCS: Okay guys I’m signing off. Thanks for joining us. I’ll be back here at 5:30 for the Fox panel