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Warcraft Movie Tweets
Duncan Jones, the director of the Warcraft Movie, has answered questions about the movie and shared his vision of what Part 2 and 3 could have been. Note that even though the Warcraft Movie has the highest grossing world wide, there haven't been any announcements that the sequels may happen.
Originally Posted by Duncan Jones
Tweet: #NowWatching Warcraft: The Beginning; ManMadeMoon made a terrific fantasy film and UniversalPics & Blizzard_Ent should have let him continue the story. #Warcraft
Duncan Jones: Thank you Kevin. We’d done the hard work. It’s a pity we couldn’t build on that.

Tweet: Can I ask, had you planned out the story for a trilogy of films (or more perhaps)?
Duncan Jones: 3 films. 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...
Duncan Jones: 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. Basically the trilogy was the fulfilling of Durotan’s promise to give his people a new home.

Tweet: Sounds truly great. Certainly epic. A shame we won't see them.
Duncan Jones: Yeah... it would have been something special.

Tweet: Do you think that some sort of sequel to your movie will be made? Shame that you won't continue this marvelous vision within the Warcraft universe.
Duncan Jones: I have no idea, and no one i worked with on the film even works at Blizzard anymore.

Tweet: Despite all that happened. I'm glad that it was made and to have seen it. I liked the details and fun little things in there as well. Plus it became one of the highest-grossing video game movies world-wide. (even though some expected more from it)
Duncan Jones: THE highest grossing world wide.



Small World of Warcraft Now Available for Pre-purchase
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Blizzard Entertainment is excited to announce their first collaboration with Days of Wonder by introducing Small World® of Warcraft®, a new board game combining the Small World® game mechanics with Blizzard’s celebrated Warcraft® universe.

Small World of Warcraft is set on the fantasy world of Azeroth, where the races of the Alliance and the Horde—including Orcs, Dwarves, Trolls, and Worgen— clash in a world-consuming conflict.

In Small World of Warcraft, players choose combinations of special powers and races from the Warcraft universe, such as Portal Mage Pandarens or Herbalist Goblins, and vie for control of Azeroth. To help them achieve dominance, players will occupy legendary terrains and seek control of powerful artifacts. However, all empires must eventually fall, so players will need to be ready to put an overextended race into a state of “decline” and lead a new one to rule Azeroth.

Blizzard and Days of Wonder worked closely to create a game that seamlessly brings together both universes. Small World of Warcraft features a variety of new and exclusive artwork that captures the feel of the colorful and vibrant Warcraft universe, with races and special powers designed to be familiar to the millions of WoW® players around the world who’ve explored the far reaches of Azeroth.

To learn more about the game, please visit the dedicated website.

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  1. Varodoc's Avatar
    Also, huh.
    Duncan Jones: 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. Basically the trilogy was the fulfilling of Durotan’s promise to give his people a new home.
    Stormwind, Lordaeron, Gilneas, Dalaran, Alterac, Stromgarde, Boralus, Zin-Azshari, Zuldazar, Suramar, Ironforge, Silvermoon, Gnomeregan, Mechagon, Nazjatar: Are we a joke to you?
  1. fractile81's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by kornek21 View Post
    as a lore fanatic of wow, his ideas of 2nd and 3rd film made be cringe, like honestly.
    I'm not a lore fanatic and I cringed as well. Lord of the Clans was already good with Taretha and her story as it relates to Thrall.

    Bah, so many books to catch up on...
  1. Kyphael's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Pakheth View Post
    To be honest I found the CGI orcs a lot more relatable and easy to like that the humans in the Warcraft movie. The humans were so stiff. Durotan and Draka at least had personality.
    No, I get it, Ben Foster was a plank. No emotion. The guy playing Khadgar wasn't much better. The only human character I got invested in was Lothar, but we critique this as fans of Warcraft. The general audience just on previews alone aren't going to go out in droves to watch a movie where a CGI Orc is the main character. To them it looks like Lord of the Rings rip off or just silly.

    Even if we didn't focus on Arthas, I think even a Varian movie about his gladiatorial days could make bank if you put a marquee name behind it, the script is solid, and you focus marketing around Varian fighting Orcs, then as the story develops, the audience finds out Orcs ain't so bad, but they wouldn't be the main characters to begin with.
  1. GreenJesus's Avatar
    Wait what? A tauren tells Thrall to go west?? What? Good thing that movie didn't see the light of day.
  1. Verdugo's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by GreenJesus View Post
    Wait what? A tauren tells Thrall to go west?? What? Good thing that movie didn't see the light of day.
    I bet the Tauren was supposed to be Baine.
  1. Kyphael's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Verdugo View Post
    I bet the Tauren was supposed to be Baine.
    It better have been Cairne.
  1. Verdugo's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Kyphael View Post
    It better have been Cairne.
    Cairne has been forgotten, his legacy stomped on by his son that sends body parts to young blonde boys.
  1. Zmagoslav's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Varodoc View Post
    Also, huh.

    Stormwind, Lordaeron, Gilneas, Dalaran, Alterac, Stromgarde, Boralus, Zin-Azshari, Zuldazar, Suramar, Ironforge, Silvermoon, Gnomeregan, Mechagon, Nazjatar: Are we a joke to you?
    Did you completely miss he's talking about orcish cities? or did you just want to shoot off a meme?
  1. Kyphael's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Verdugo View Post
    Cairne has been forgotten, his legacy stomped on by his son that sends body parts to young blonde boys.
    I sort of meant for the sake of story continuity. Thrall would more likely have met Cairne than Baine unless Blizzard were going out of their way to grossly misinterpret the timeline for their movies.
  1. Varodoc's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Zmagoslav View Post
    Did you completely miss he's talking about orcish cities? or did you just want to shoot off a meme?
    Do tell me how you would know that.
  1. Verdugo's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Kyphael View Post
    I sort of meant for the sake of story continuity. Thrall would more likely have met Cairne than Baine unless Blizzard were going out of their way to grossly misinterpret the timeline for their movies.
    I wouldnt put it past them that they would try to promote current character roster above all others. Just say that this would replace his traumatic sex adventure with centaurs and thats it.
  1. Eazy's Avatar
    I'm glad that these movies weren't made. Taurens in Lordaeron and three movies focused mostly on orcs...

    It should've been:
    Warcraft
    Warcraft 3: RoC
    Warcraft 3: Tft
  1. Kyphael's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Verdugo View Post
    I wouldnt put it past them that they would try to promote current character roster above all others. Just say that this would replace his traumatic sex adventure with centaurs and thats it.
    Maybe, I've heard Warlords of Draenor happened primarily for cross promotion with the film, and Baine was already born and grown around the time Thrall was coming of age anyway.
  1. Saltysquidoon's Avatar
    He literally had a beloved series of games to base the entire thing off.

    "Nah bro it would have been my Orc fanfiction"

    Hollywood; WhY dO aDaPtAtIoNs FaIl?
  1. crakerjack's Avatar
    I thought the movie was alright, nothing special. The issue with warcraft is that there's too much lore. Warcraft would have done better had it turned into a GoT like series.
  1. StillMcfuu's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Varodoc View Post
    The movie should've been about Arthas. He has more fans than all the characters from WC1 combined.
    Honestly this would have been a better idea. Not only are there more fans of just Arthas and the scourge chapter of warcraft vs pretty much all the others, but the movies scale could have been just humans and zombies. It would have been a sword and sorcery zombie movie, which don't really exist. It would have given regular joe movie goers an excuse to step in the theater, instead of just the "my son plays this on his gamebox" which the movie suffered from.

    Plus one of the biggest issues with the movie are the Orcs, they dont fit in the world. And the rest of armor and everything just looked... soap opera quality.
  1. blankfaced's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Verdugo View Post
    Blizzard should just move to China then. Maybe they could even bring their message of inclusivity there, see how it works out.

    Look, someone even designed new logo for them.

    Or they shouldn't pander to whiny man children when they don't get their way? But the blatant racism you've displayed is enough for me.
  1. Verdugo's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by blankfaced View Post
    Or they shouldn't pander to whiny man children when they don't get their way?
    They didnt. Thats why the movie is considered a bomb.
  1. GreenJesus's Avatar
    lol imagine doing warcraft 3 without illidan and arthas. Oof.
  1. Malikath's Avatar
    Duncan Jones is a hack who just can't cut-it.

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