Duncan Jones' Warcraft was one of the most ambitious films based on video games ever made but it looks like it won't be getting a sequel anytime soon. The film only made $47 million at the domestic box office - not even half of the film's $160 million budget. However, it made over $386 million internationally, which made fans think that there's hope that a sequel will be produced, but there's no sign that it will happen anytime soon. Since it's not likely that Warcraft films are coming, Jones didn't seem to hold back any story details when he talked about his vision for his movie franchise. During a special screening of Warcraft in London, he told a group of fans about his vision for the trilogy.
Here's what Jones said to the crowd (via Flickeringmyth):
"This first film is about establishing the world, and showing Durotan helping his son escape a dying planet. So to me the idea over the course of three films would be for Thrall to fulfill that vision of Durotan to create a new homeland for the Orcs. So in [the sequel] it would be the adolescent years of that baby, and anyone who does know their
stories would know it's very much a
story that goes on with that character. I would basically follow that through. And with the human side of it, which is a little less clear of how that would follow, but basically there is an aftermath to this film which would need to be completed. And on the Orc side you're very much following that baby, Go'el, known as Thrall in the universe, and how he eventually creates the Orc homeland.
"My fascination with trying to do
in three films and the idea of family is, I love the idea of Durotan has sacrificed himself so his son and the people he cares about can survive – I want to see that sacrifice pay off. That's the trilogy. That's the heart of the story. The rest of it is mumbo jumbo names and shit (laughs). Good shit, because Chris Metzen is a wonderful writer, but the heart of the story is someone's sacrifice because they thought it was worth sacrificing for, and it was a good person who has a good kid and I want that good kid to pay off."
When talking about the possibility of a Warcraft sequel, Jones said, "there's no reason for me to believe there's any likelihood of it happening." It would be sad if Jones' vision for Warcraft would not manifest on the big screen. With the franchise's rich world and diverse characters, it would be shame not to see Warcraft revived in the film industry.
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