Warcraft Movie Director Reveals His Plans For Two Sequels And Explains Why They Never Happened
Duncan Jones says the sequels probably won't happen because the first movie did so poorly in the US.
2016's Warcraft movie from director Duncan Jones made more than $439 million globally to become the highest-grossing video game movie in history worldwide. Multiple sequels were planned, but they never came to be due to the movie's very poor performance in the US, where it made only $47 million.
Jones has now shared more details on what he had planned for the Warcraft sequels.
3 films.— Duncan Jones (@ManMadeMoon) June 21, 2020
Part 2 would have been Go’el/Thrall as a young orc slave in Blackmoore’s gladiator camp. Here he meets & befriends a Tauren who tells him of another land to the west where his people come from, & where he might find allies & maybe a new home...
three, the gathering horde army and freeing of orcs around the Eastern kingdom before a dangerous trip across the sea to Kalimdor, & the founding of the 1st Azerothian city of Orgrimmar.— Duncan Jones (@ManMadeMoon) June 21, 2020
Basically the trilogy was the fulfilling of Durotan’s promise to give his people a new home.
The first sequel would have focused on Go'el/Thrall as a young orc slave in Blackmore's gladiator camp, Jones said. He would have become friends with a Tauren who informs him about a new world. In the third movie, Jones planned to take the adventure to Kalimdor, with the story focusing on the founding of the iconic Warcraft location Orgrimmar.
"Basically, the trilogy was the fulfilling of Durotan's promise to give his people a new home," Jones said.
Parts 2 and 3 aren't in the works because the US box office numbers were so bad, Jones said in a follow-up tweet. Jones said in another tweet that he has "no idea" if sequels to Warcraft will ever be made. He added, "No one I worked with on the film even works there anymore."
In addition to Warcraft coming up short at the US box office, the reviews were not very positive.
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