Warcraft Movie Sequel Details Emerge, Still Not Confirmed
Director Duncan Jones talks about what he has planned for the unannounced sequel.
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This story contains some Warcraft movie spoilers.
Although the 2016 Warcraft movie was a disappointment at the US box office, it did well in China and ended up making more than $430 million worldwide. It might lose money overall, though that doesn't necessarily rule out a sequel. Director Duncan Jones has ideas for a trilogy, but it remains to be seen if he'll get to make another movie.
Someone asked him on Twitter if there would be a Warcraft sequel, to which he frankly responded, "I truly don't know." Jones said he wants to make a follow-up but explained that the decision is up to Legendary, the production company behind the first movie.
While a Warcraft sequel is not confirmed, Jones recently shared some insight into what the movie's story might cover. In other tweets, he said a Doomplate for the character Ogrim was planned for sequel. He added: "With the orcs now in Azeroth, they learn about armor making in this new world."
Jones went on to say: "[Warcraft 2] would have seen Dalaran LAND in the Alterac mountains & magic proliferate as Kirin Tor try to be more open after death of Llane."
Here are some other quotes from Jones about his story plans for the Warcraft sequel:
- "Main orc focus would have been Go'el's imprisonment & violent bid for freedom." [Source]
- On the subject of the Alliance's main focus: "Don't want to give too much away, as who knows... but Khadgar unleashing Pandora's Box, Lothar arc, Varian." [Source]
- Warcraft struggled, Jones says, because it had too many storylines: "You have to focus. Trying to serve too many threads is exactly the problem that got us in this position." [Source]
Warcraft is the highest-grossing video game movie in history, surpassing the Jake Gyllenhaal-starring Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time ($336 million globally). The newest video game film, Assassin's Creed, opened in December and has made around $86 million worldwide, according to Box Office Mojo.
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