News today, via director Duncan Jones’ Twitter feed, that the World of Warcraft movie has finished filming, has fans of the wildly popular online-game, very excited. The movie, titled ‘Warcraft’, has been something of an enigma to fans and players in the World of Warcraft universe for years now, as rumors of the film have been running rampant since the game’s inception.
Final day on Warcraft now officially… wrapped!! Off to bed for 3 hours before a meeting in the AM. Goodnight/good morning twitter!
— Duncan Jones (@ManMadeMoon) May 23, 2014
The movie is set to hit theaters on March 11, 2016, which is a change from the original release, which was late in 2015, because of Star Wars VII being released the same day. This is a smart move on Thomas Tull’s part (CEO of Legendary Pictures), as Warcraft will be a niche movie and might not do so well against the long awaited Star Wars VII.
Tull also said that even though the movie has been wrapped, there is still roughly 20 months of post-production, yet to go. Most of that time will be spent bringing the Orcs to life, as they are the iconic Yin to the Human’s (of Warcraft) Yang. The studio bringing the Orcs and other magical creatures from the Warcraft universe to life, is Industrial Light & Magic. The studio is also working on Avengers: Age of Ultron and Transformers: Age of Extinction.
The cast (that we know of) will include:
Dominic Cooper (Howard Stark – Captain America: The First Avenger)
Ben Foster (Charlie Prince – 3:10 to Yuma)
Paula Patton (Jane Carter – Mission: Impossible-Ghost Protocol)
Travis Fimmel (Ragnar Lothbrok – Vikings)
Robert Kazinsky (Chuck Hansen – Pacific Rim)
As a regular player of War of Warcraft, since it’s open beta in 2005, this movie has been the favored topic of my guildmates and I, on many a night, farming mining nodes in the Blasted Lands. (yes I just said that)
I am glad they decided to push this movie back to March of 2016, because let’s just be honest, Star Wars VII would have chopped this movie’s legs off with a lightsaber, and then cauterized the stumps, just to prolong the agony. Seriously though, as much as I love Warcraft and can’t wait to see this movie, I just can’t see it standing up to a movie dynasty, like Star Wars.
Are you excited for the Warcraft movie? Let me know in the comments below.