Warcraft The Movie 30 Second TV Spot Hits Like A Doomhammer

This is turning out to be one heck of a year for geek culture in entertainment. First, fans (both new and old) of the Star Wars franchise were treated to a long awaited sequel to the original trilogy in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and later this year World of Warcraft may be tempted to log off the popular MMORPG long enough to see the movie Warcraft.

Legendary Pictures and Universal Pictures released a 30-second teaser trailer of the forthcoming flick based on Blizzard's cash cow of a franchise. It's a blended live-action, CG movie set in Azeroth, a peaceful place that's on the brink of war as Orc warriors fleeing from their dying home invade the territory looking for a new place to settle down.

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"As a portal opens to connect the two worlds, one army faces destruction and the other faces extinction. From opposing sides, two heroes are set on a collision course that will decide the fate of their family, their people and their home. So begins a spectacular saga of power and sacrifice in which war has many faces, and everyone fights for something," Legendary and Universal explain.

World of Warcraft, the fourth game released in the Warcraft universe, is the most popular MMORPG of all time. It's been around for over a decade, peaking at the end of 2010 and into early 2011 with 12 million paid subscribers. In November of last year, Blizzard reported WoW having 5.5 million subscribers, the lowest it's been in 10 years, and said it would no longer announce such statistics.

Though the number of subscribers has been falling off, expansion packs have done a good job of refreshing the franchise and keeping enough interest for millions of gamers to continue playing. WoW could also see an influx of subscribers when the Warcraft movie hits theaters later this year on June 10.