Your First Look at the Warcraft Movie Is in Virtual Reality

Ever since it was announced, director Duncan Jones' Warcraft has been one of cinema's best-kept secrets. Even though it's based on a videogame people have spent hours looking at, very little has been seen of the movie version.

Last night, Legendary Pictures released a little teaseā€”in virtual reality. Warcraft: Skies of Azeroth, one of three VR experiences Legendary just released, throws you on the back of a virtual gryphon for a flight over the city of Stormwind. It's not using footage from Jones' film, but the director notes it's part of the movie's worldbuilding and "it's certainly the first opportunity for anyone to see what Stormwind looks like."

"The city is laid out the same way it is in the movie," Jones says. "We spend a little bit of time in the movie in Stormwind and in the VR experience you'll actually get a chance to get a good look at everything."

The other two VR experiences Legendary released during Comic-Con International's preview night were Beware Crimson Peak, a VR trip into the creepy residence in Guillermo del Toro's upcoming Crimson Peak, and Pacific Rim: Jaeger Pilot, which puts you inside a kaiju-fighting mech. All three are available through Legendary's free app for Android and iOS. If you happen to be at Comic-Con, Legendary is giving away 50,000 new Google Cardboard units to view the VR experiences. Go grab one at the Legendary booth. You won't regret it.