Leeroy Jenkins Might Be in the Warcraft Movie
"Yes, he ran into battle too early."
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The 2016 Warcraft movie might feature a reference to one of gaming's most iconic memes: Leeroy Jenkins.
Book of Eli writer Gary Whitta, who wrote a draft of the Warcraft movie, shared a snippet of his draft on Twitter. As you could have probably guessed, "Private Jenkins" is a little too eager to charge into battle.
Leeroy Jenkins was actually in my original draft of the Warcraft movie. And yes, he ran into battle too early. pic.twitter.com/G8bO4KmU6j— Gary Whitta (@garywhitta) May 12, 2015
Eurogamer points out that the Warcraft movie script has gone through numerous drafts, so it's possible this sequence has been changed or possibly removed altogether.
The Warcraft movie was recently delayed by three months, and is now scheduled to open in theaters in June 2016. Earlier this week, we got our first look at the movie's CG orcs, which are quite impressive.
The Leeroy Jenkins meme recently celebrated its tenth anniversary. The meme has been referenced on popular shows like Jeopardy and How I Met Your Mother, among others.