Blizzard makes a smart choice, delays Warcraft movie to 2016

December to March can make a big difference.

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Back at Blizzcon, Blizzard announced that the movie based on their Warcraft IP would be coming out on December 18, 2015. As an Internet savvy reader of pop culture news, you may have recognized this as an incredibly terrible idea, because that's the same date slated for Star Wars: Episode VII.

Fortunately, Blizzard has come to its senses and realized that going up against one of the biggest properties in nerd culture on the eve of its rebirth would be a bad idea. The new date for the Warcraft film, according to the official World of Warcraft Twitter, is March 11, 2016.

We learned more details about the movie's Orcs vs. Humans plot at Blizzcon earlier this year, and we also talked to Blizzard about their goals for the film. But at least fans will have the upcoming World of Warcraft expansion, Warlords of Draenor, to tide them over.

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Some of the best video games make the worst movies. And vise versa. I don't see how a Warcraft movie can be even a little bit good.

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@IndremaLover The fact that there is no good movie out of a game yet has nothing to do with the eagerness of continue attempting it. Duncan Jones can do it right. Academy Award for Warcraft in 2017!

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<< LINK REMOVED >> because silent hill movies were very good they just need the heart to make and not just to make a quick buck

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<< LINK REMOVED >> If they use the story from Warcraft 3 it can be a great fantasy movie.

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Yes, a smart move. Because most movie-goers will be lining up to see how much shaky cam and distracting lens flares JJ Abrams can squeeze into Star Wars.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> aw is he really the one doing the new SW.......

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2345 would have been the most opportune time for this movie.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> u live on a farm?

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I fear that it would have met the same fate as the victims of the movie Seven if it had been released on the same day as Star Wars movie number seven. I always found their lack of scheduling disturbing.

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It should have came out 5 years ago.