The ‘Warcraft’ Movie Gets A Prequel Graphic Novel Plus A Panel At PAX East

For fans waiting on the Warcraft movie, it has just been announced a graphic novel prequel will be available before the movie debuts in theaters on June 10. The graphic novel is called Warcraft: Bonds of Brotherhood and all the details you need to know about it are below.

According to IGN, the 112 page hardcover graphic novel (retailing at $24.99) will be released on June 7, just days before the Warcraft movie hits theaters in the U.S. The novel will be written by Paul Cornell from a story by Blizzard’s Chris Metzen. Mat Broome, Michael O’Hare, Eddie Nunez, Roy Allan Martinez, Ale Garza, and Mike Bowden are tasked with the artwork. Kevin Tong is credited with the Warcraft graphic novel cover art.

Warcraft graphic novel prequel to the movie
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This graphic novel is being billed as the “official prequel graphic novel to the major motion picture.” This will likely make it possible for fans who have not played the video games the Warcraft movie is based on another option to pick up a feel for the world of Warcraft before heading off to view the movie.

The blurb for the Warcraft graphic novel is as follows.

“Discover how three of Azeroth’s greatest champions forged their first alliance, in the official graphic prequel to the Warcaft movie from Legendary, Universal Pictures and Blizzard Entertainment.

“In a fantasy action epic set decades before the film, the young and headstrong Llane, Lothar, and Medivh embark on a mission of vengeance that will forge them into heroes… the kind of heroes Azeroth will need in its darkest hour.”

Warcraft: The Beginning movie poster
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As well as this latest news on the Warcraft movie, fans heading to PAX East in Boston next week are in for a treat with the Warcraft panel. Entitled, Warcraft: A Look Inside the Upcoming Cinematic Adventure, it will feature one of the cast members, Robert Kazinsky as well as the movie’s director, Duncan Jones. Kazinsky, who plays Orgrim in the movie, is a fan of the World of Warcraft games and even credits the game with saving his life when he was going through a rough patch in his acting career.

The Warcraft panel at PAX East will be held in the main theater on Saturday April 23. Extra panel details are below.

“Join director/co-writer Duncan Jones and star Robert Kazinsky (Orgrim) as they discuss the secrets behind WARCRAFT, their much-anticipated epic adventure of world-colliding conflict, which arrives in theatres this summer. They’ll reveal just how they transformed the Blizzard universe of heroes and villains who have captivated millions into Legendary’s epic cinematic adventure that launches into IMAX 3D theaters on June 10.”

A second trailer for the Warcraft movie is expected to be released on April 19 according to Duncan Jones’ Twitter account.

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Legendary’s website provides the synopsis and other movie details for Warcraft via the blurb below.

“Legendary’s Warcraft is a 3D epic adventure of world-colliding conflict based upon Blizzard Entertainment’s globally-renowned universe. Directed by Duncan Jones (Moon, Source Code) and written by Charles Leavitt and Duncan Jones, the film is a Legendary Pictures, Blizzard Entertainment and Atlas Entertainment production. The producers are Charles Roven, Thomas Tull, Jon Jashni, Alex Gartner and Stuart Fenegan. Jillian Share, Brent O’Connor, Michael Morhaime and Paul Sams serve as executive producers. Rob Pardo, Chris Metzen, Nick Carpenter and Rebecca Steel Roven co-produce.”

The Warcraft movie will be released in 3D by Universal Pictures on Friday, June 10. For fans of Aussie actor Travis Fimmel, Warcraft has been reported by as premiering in Australia on June 16.

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