Warcraft Movie Nearly Finished, Director Has Ideas for Trilogy

"I don't think anyone is going to be disappointed," Duncan Jones says.


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After years of development, the Warcraft movie from Godzilla studio Legendary Pictures and Blizzard Entertainment is nearly finished, director Duncan Jones said at Comic-Con. He revealed the details in a new interview, in which he also said he and Blizzard have ideas to expand the one film into a trilogy.

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Speaking with i09, Jones said about the Warcraft film, "We have pretty much a finished movie." There are about ten VFX shots still yet to be implemented, he explained, but the rest in finished. And he certainly sounds optimistic about it.

"I know that it's good," Jones said. "I've shown it to people that I trust, whose opinions I respect, and who are honest with me, and they've said it's good. So now I just kind of clench my fists and grit my teeth and wait for everyone else to see it."

Not only does Jones think the Warcraft movie will live up to fans' expectations, but he's also eager to get to work on two follow-ups.

"I think we have a movie we're very proud of," he said. "I don't think anyone is going to be disappointed after this. And if it goes well, I am pretty convinced that [Blizzard story and franchise director Chris Metzen] and I have a very good idea of what story we can tell in three films, given the opportunity."

Jones went on to say that he would love to return for two Warcraft sequels. What would help make the decision easier, he said, is if he could make his pet project, an indie movie he's calling Mute, in the time between now and Warcraft's release next summer.

After multiple delays, the Warcraft movie is now scheduled to open June 10, 2016. It stars Clancy Brown (Spongebob, The Shawshank Redemption) as Blackhand and Dominic Cooper (Need for Speed,Captain America) as King Llane. For more on the movie's cast, check out this story.

We're expecting to learn more about the Warcraft movie this week at Comic-Con. Legendary Pictures has a panel scheduled for this Saturday, July 11, where we may finally see the first trailer for the Warcraft movie.

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