While Warcraft may have it’s fair share of fans, the film was a financial disappointment, grossing $47 million domestically against a reported budget of $160 million. While the chances of a sequel may be small, director Duncan Jones evidently did have ideas for how the story would have continued in follow-up films. Appearing at a screening of the film at London’s Prince Charles Square, Jones spoke with the audience about his ideas for how the story would have unfolded in sequels.
Jones revealed that a sequel would have focused on the adolescent years of Go’el:
“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 Warcraft stories would know it’s very much a Spartacus 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.”
Jones discussed what he hopes the heart of the trilogy would have been:
“My fascination with trying to do Warcraft 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.”
Jones also commented on the unlikely chance of a sequel being greenlit:
“It’s not up to me. It’s up to Legendary, and Blizzard, and Universal and too many chiefs. There’s no reason for me to believe there’s any likelihood of it happening other than sheer pig headiness.”
Personally, as someone who knows next nothing about the video game series, I found Warcraft to be a flawed but ambitious film. Having learned everything about the world and characters as I was watching the film, it would have been interesting to see story continue, but it appears that will likely never happen.
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2017 Summer Movie Preview: What To Look Out For
What do aliens, robots, superheroes, pirates, genetically-modified apes, and Will Ferrell all have in common? All of them will be visiting theaters this summer, most as perennials of the blockbusters sphere. There’s a cavalcade of riches this summer, with new offerings from both DC and Marvel, new (and in some cases, final) installments in long-running franchises, and a couple newcomers testing the waters for future sequels. Even some non-theatrical films get in on the fun, like Netflix’s War Machine starring Brad Pitt.
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