[Watch] See the world of the new Warcraft movie

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As the dust settles on last weekend’s Comic-Con, some movie production companies have decided to release the trailers and footage shown off in San Diego on YouTube – probably because fan-leaked shaky-cam footage is less than ideal.

We’ve already seen the trailer for the new Suicide Squad movie that Warner Bros released in HD (albeit grudgingly) and now Legendary Pictures has decided to release footage of the upcoming Warcraft film.

Legendary took an interesting approach to showing off its sword-and-sorcery blockbuster, which as everyone and their dog knows is based on Blizzard’s mega-selling world-conquering World Of Warcraft MMO. Apparently fans were handed Google Cardboard viewers at Legenedary’s booth that allowed them to access a VR experience called Warcraft: Skies Of Azeroth. Now they’ve posted this experience online.

Click on the above video and you’ll be able to see what the world of Warcraft looks like from the air – and you’ll even be able to pan around to take in all of the scenery in a full 360 degree arch. From the looks of things, you’re flying over the Alliance stronghold of Stormwind on the back of a giant eagle.

We’re hoping, incidentally, that the screenwriters Charles Leavitt (who wrote Blood Diamond) and Duncan Jones (who wrote and directed Moon and Source Code – and is also directing this film) won’t adopt the same narrative tactics that employ giant eagles as J.R.R. Tolkien. That is, whenever the author writes their characters into a corner, they deploy a giant eagle as a get-out-of-jail-free card.

Warcraft is slated for release next year.