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Wheel of Time Full Trailer is out *No Spoilers Please*

TheSword

Legend

So the 2 minute trailer is out for the Wheel of Time series, coming in November. It is looking bloody good! There are a few experienced actors in there I recognise, who I didnt know were in it, to support the newcomers.

Also I think theres no doubt that this is going to be high fantasy which is good. We dont often get that in our fantasy media. My gut feeling is this could one of the closest mainstream liveaction media productions to what we consider typical dungeons and dragons. A party of heroes starting at level 1 (With a couple of DM NPCS) travelling to defeat evil in a high fantasy campaign.

What are people's thoughts? Even if you don't like the books, would the trailer capture your interest enough to tempt you to watch it?
 
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TheSword

Legend
I've just seen that James Buckley is doing the Soundtrack. I try not to expect to much from Trailer soundtracks as they can sometimes be totally different to the series... Game of Thrones being a good example, but this one did sound good.

James Buckly is a great composer though. The new Bourne film soundtrack was really good. Lots of action films in his portfolio. Interested to see if it has the softer side too, or if it will be all intense action...
 
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Gradine

Final Form (they/them)
Interesting that they're really down-selling the role of Rand, Mat, and Perrin, at this point, and are instead emphasizing Egwene as a sort of "chosen one".

Looks specactular. Can't for wait for it
 


MarkB

Legend
this may be the wildest thing I've seen someone say about an upcoming fantasy adaptation in years.
Sorry, but I have no familiarity with the source material (I think I struggled through a chapter or two of the first novel a couple of decades ago), and the trailer just presents a load of generic faces and places without giving me any real clue as to who's important, who's the main character, whether anyone's likeable, or what the plot is about. Oh, except the villain's called "The Dark One", which is about the most generic fantasy villain name ever.
 

Umbran

Mod Squad
Staff member
Nope. Just looks like loads and loads of characters in the Realms of Generica.

I don't actually care so much if the world is generic, if the characters are interesting people.

For me alone, it would depend on what other fantasy on the docket of stuff I'm watching at the time. My wife was a fan of the earlier books, but like many, didn't finish because he bogged himself down, so I expect she might be interested. And I'll give anything she likes at least a shot.
 


TheSword

Legend
Sorry, but I have no familiarity with the source material (I think I struggled through a chapter or two of the first novel a couple of decades ago), and the trailer just presents a load of generic faces and places without giving me any real clue as to who's important, who's the main character, whether anyone's likeable, or what the plot is about. Oh, except the villain's called "The Dark One", which is about the most generic fantasy villain name ever.
I’m not sure exactly you expect from a teaser trailer? Full synopsis and a character sketch of each of the leads? The villain is called Shai’tan but that’s neither here nor there.
 

MarkB

Legend
I’m not sure exactly you expect from a teaser trailer? Full synopsis and a character sketch of each of the leads? The villain is called Shai’tan but that’s neither here nor there.
I don't expect much, and I'm optimistic for the series to be potentially worth watching. But you asked whether the trailer would capture the interest of someone not familiar with the novels - and for me the answer is no, it didn't capture my interest.
 


Parmandur

Book-Friend
Interesting that they're really down-selling the role of Rand, Mat, and Perrin, at this point, and are instead emphasizing Egwene as a sort of "chosen one".

Looks specactular. Can't for wait for it
Well, all 6 Edmond Fielders are super important, and they seem to not want to give too much away here to folks who aren't established fans of the books to maintain the effect of the core revelations of the first book.

Tons of little details from the first two books in here, fairly astonishing how much they packed into two minutes.
 

Parmandur

Book-Friend
Sorry, but I have no familiarity with the source material (I think I struggled through a chapter or two of the first novel a couple of decades ago), and the trailer just presents a load of generic faces and places without giving me any real clue as to who's important, who's the main character, whether anyone's likeable, or what the plot is about. Oh, except the villain's called "The Dark One", which is about the most generic fantasy villain name ever.
Well, admittedly "The Dark One" is literally Satan-Who-is-the-Devil, but by going full hog it actually transcends normal Heroic Fantasy bad guy sterotypes and is ultimately much weirder.
 

Parmandur

Book-Friend
I don't expect much, and I'm optimistic for the series to be potentially worth watching. But you asked whether the trailer would capture the interest of someone not familiar with the novels - and for me the answer is no, it didn't capture my interest.
I can say that this is definitely a trailer for the fans...because never having seen most of these actors I knew who most of them were from the books precisely, and what was happening in the flash scenes and why. I'll bet there are more trailers latter for people who haven't read the books, but readers of the novels are not an inconsiderable audience to start with.
 

doctorbadwolf

Heretic of The Seventh Circle
Sorry, but I have no familiarity with the source material (I think I struggled through a chapter or two of the first novel a couple of decades ago), and the trailer just presents a load of generic faces and places without giving me any real clue as to who's important, who's the main character, whether anyone's likeable, or what the plot is about. Oh, except the villain's called "The Dark One", which is about the most generic fantasy villain name ever.
I’m just at a loss as to what in the trailer is “generic”. I mean...the characters are human and there is magic? That's....about it.
 


doctorbadwolf

Heretic of The Seventh Circle
I can say that this is definitely a trailer for the fans...because never having seen most of these actors I knew who most of them were from the books precisely, and what was happening in the flash scenes and why. I'll bet there are more trailers latter for people who haven't read the books, but readers of the novels are not an inconsiderable audience to start with.
To be fair, I had trouble tracking who a lot of the characters were without help. My wife had to point out that Egwene is the girl in the river and in the half naked scene, and I've no idea who the old guy in the "no matter what happens, the wheel keeps turning" bit was.

But yeah, its very much a "build hype by inviting fans to dig into the trailer shot by shot to find all the details" trailer. Still, diverse cast, a mysterious council of female mages that protect the world, a city consumed by living shadow, a monster with a mouth for a face, etc. Not exactly bringing any other fantasy property I can think of in recent years to mind.
 

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