Warcraft Movie Sequel Details Emerge, Still Not Confirmed
Director Duncan Jones talks about what he has planned for the unannounced sequel.
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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