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| name = Warcraft<ref name="atlanticwireMovie">{{ref web|work=The Atlantic Wire|url=http://www.theatlanticwire.com/entertainment/2013/09/world-warcraft-gets-movie-treatment/69775/|title='World of Warcraft' Gets the Movie Treatment|author=[http://www.theatlanticwire.com/authors/richard-lawson/ Richard Lawson]|date=23-Sep-2013}}</ref><ref name="blizzplanetLegendaryReleaseDate">{{ref web|work=[[Blizzplanet]]|url=http://www.blizzplanet.com/blog/comments/legendary-pictures-announces-warcraft-film-release-date-december-18-2015|desc=Legendary Pictures Announces Warcraft Film Release Date: December 18, 2015|author=[http://www.blizzplanet.com/blog/comments/author/blizzplanetadmin Medievaldragon]|date=1-Oct-2013}}</ref>
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| director = [http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1512910/ Duncan Jones]<ref name="officialBluePostDuncanJones">{{ref web|work=Official Community &gt; General Discussion forum (US)|url=http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/7801170580#1|title=#1 - Warcraft Movie Update: Director Signed!|author={{blizz}} [[Nethaera]]|date=30-Jan-2013 4:58 PM PST}}</ref><ref name="hollywoodreporterDuncanJones">{{ref web|work=Hollywood Reporter|url=http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/warcraft-movie-lands-source-code-416956|title='Warcraft' Movie Lands 'Source Code' Director (Exclusive)|author=Borys Kit|date=30-Jan-2013 4:15 PM PST}}</ref>
 
| director = [http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1512910/ Duncan Jones]<ref name="officialBluePostDuncanJones">{{ref web|work=Official Community &gt; General Discussion forum (US)|url=http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/7801170580#1|title=#1 - Warcraft Movie Update: Director Signed!|author={{blizz}} [[Nethaera]]|date=30-Jan-2013 4:58 PM PST}}</ref><ref name="hollywoodreporterDuncanJones">{{ref web|work=Hollywood Reporter|url=http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/warcraft-movie-lands-source-code-416956|title='Warcraft' Movie Lands 'Source Code' Director (Exclusive)|author=Borys Kit|date=30-Jan-2013 4:15 PM PST}}</ref>
| producer =[http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2100078/ Thomas Tull],<ref name="varietyLeavittScreenwriterAndMore">{{ref web|work=Variety.com|url=http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118057401|title='World of Warcraft' drafts new scribe <small>Legendary sparks to Charles Leavitt take on fantasy tale</small>|author=[http://www.variety.com/biography/3167 Jeff Sneider], [http://www.variety.com/biography/1380 Marc Graser]|date=2-Aug-2012 3:40pm PDT}}</ref>, [http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0419169/ Jon Jashni]<ref name="varietyLeavittScreenwriterAndMore" /> (Legendary)<br/>[http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0849964/ Charles Roven],<ref name="varietyLeavittScreenwriterAndMore" /> [http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0308672/ Alex Gartner]<ref name="varietyLeavittScreenwriterAndMore" /> (Atlas)<br />[http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1568035/ Stuart Fenegan]<ref name="hollywoodreporterDuncanJones" /><br />[[Chris Metzen]]<ref name="hollywoodreporterDuncanJones" />
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| producer =[http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2100078/ Thomas Tull],<ref name="varietyLeavittScreenwriterAndMore">{{ref web|work=Variety.com|url=http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118057401|title='World of Warcraft' drafts new scribe <small>Legendary sparks to Charles Leavitt take on fantasy tale</small>|author=[http://www.variety.com/biography/3167 Jeff Sneider], [http://www.variety.com/biography/1380 Marc Graser]|date=2-Aug-2012 3:40pm PDT}}</ref>, [http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0419169/ Jon Jashni]<ref name="varietyLeavittScreenwriterAndMore" /> (Legendary)<br/>[http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0849964/ Charles Roven],<ref name="varietyLeavittScreenwriterAndMore" /> [http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0308672/ Alex Gartner]<ref name="varietyLeavittScreenwriterAndMore" /> (Atlas)<br />[http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1568035/ Stuart Fenegan]<ref name="hollywoodreporterDuncanJones" /><br />Jillian Share<ref name="blizzplanetLegendaryReleaseDate" /><br />Brent O'Connor<ref name="blizzplanetLegendaryReleaseDate"/><br />[[Chris Metzen]]<ref name="hollywoodreporterDuncanJones" />
 
| writer = [http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0495378/ Charles Leavitt]<ref name="varietyLeavittScreenwriterAndMore" /><br/>Chris Metzen (presumed)
 
| writer = [http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0495378/ Charles Leavitt]<ref name="varietyLeavittScreenwriterAndMore" /><br/>Chris Metzen (presumed)
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| starring = Clancy Brown,<ref name="warcraftTwitterClancyBrownDanielWu">{{ref web|work=Twitter.com|url=https://twitter.com/Warcraft/status/413472357529837568|title=WARCRAFT by @Legendary from @UniversalPics coming March 11, 2016 cast to also include @danielwuyanzu and Clancy Brown.|author=[https://twitter.com/Warcraft @Warcraft]|date=19 Dec 2013 12:54 AM}}</ref><ref name="legendaryTwitterClancyBrownDanielWu">{{ref web|work=Twitter.com|url=https://twitter.com/Legendary/status/413461860550070272|title=#WarcraftMovie update! Daniel Wu & Clancy Brown to join the cast.|author=[https://twitter.com/Legendary @Legendary]|date=19 Dec 2013 12:12 AM}}</ref> Travis Fimmel,<ref name=commingsoonFullCastIncludes">{{ref web|work=ComingSoon.net|url=http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=112065|title=Full Warcraft Cast Includes Ben Foster, Paula Patton, Dominic Cooper and More!|author=Source: Legendary Pictures and Universal Pictures|date=4-Dec-2013}}</ref> Paula Patton,<ref name=commingsoonFullCastIncludes" /> Ben Foster,<ref name=commingsoonFullCastIncludes" /> Toby Kebbell,<ref name=commingsoonFullCastIncludes" /> Rob Kazinsky,<ref name=commingsoonFullCastIncludes" /><ref name="varietyCastingDec2013">{{ref web|work=Variety.com|url=http://variety.com/2013/film/news/ben-foster-warcraft-rob-kazinsky-1200805271/|title=Ben Foster, Toby Kebbell, Rob Kazinsky Join ‘Warcraft’ for Legendary|author=[http://variety.com/author/justin-kroll/ Justin Kroll]|date=4-Dec-2013 04:00PM PST}}</ref>, Daniel Wu,<ref name="warcraftTwitterClancyBrownDanielWu" /><ref name="legendaryTwitterClancyBrownDanielWu" />, Burke Duffield and more
 
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| studio = [http://www.legendarypictures.com/ Legendary Pictures], [http://www.imdb.com/company/co0028338/ Atlas Entertainment]<ref name="varietyLeavittScreenwriterAndMore" />
 
| studio = [http://www.legendarypictures.com/ Legendary Pictures], [http://www.imdb.com/company/co0028338/ Atlas Entertainment]<ref name="varietyLeavittScreenwriterAndMore" />
| distributor = [http://www.warnerbros.com/ Warner Bros.]
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| distributor = [http://www.universalpictures.com/ Universal Pictures]<ref name="vergeWarcraftMovie">{{ref web|work=The Verge|url=http://www.theverge.com/2013/10/1/4792838/warcraft-movie-dated-for-december-18-2015|title='Warcraft' movie slated for December 18th, 2015 release|author=[http://www.theverge.com/users/nateog Nathan Olivarez-Giles]|date=1-Oct-2013 09:48 pm}}</ref>
| release = ''Unknown''
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| release = 11-Mar-2016<ref name="twitterWarcraft">{{ref web|work=Twitter.com|url=https://twitter.com/Warcraft/status/405820745302814720|title=Release date for WARCRAFT from @Legendary Pictures released by @UniversalPics is moving from December 18, 2015, to March 11, 2016.|author=[https://twitter.com/Warcraft World of Warcraft]|date=27-Nov-2013 10:09 PM}}</ref><ref name="hollywoodreporter">{{ref web|work=HollywoodReporter.com|url=http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/legendarys-warcraft-spooked-by-star-660654|title=Legendary's 'Warcraft,' Spooked by 'Star Wars,' Moves to 2016|author=Borys Kit|date=27-Nov-2013 3:20 PM PST}}</ref>
 
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'''''Warcraft''''' is an upcoming fantasy epic based on the Warcraft series and set on the [[world]] of [[Azeroth (world)|Azeroth]]. It was first announced in 2006 as a project partnership with {{wplink|Legendary Pictures}},<ref name="blizz06pr">{{ref web|work=Web.Archive.org|url=http://www.blizzard.com/press/060509.shtml|title=BLIZZARD ENTERTAINMENT&reg; AND LEGENDARY PICTURES TO PRODUCE LIVE-ACTION WARCRAFT&reg; MOVIE|author=[[Blizzard Entertainment]]|date=9-May-2006|archiveurl=http://web.archive.org/web/20071125104232/http://blizzard.com/press/060509.shtml|archivedate=25-Nov-2007}}</ref> but since more than 6 years have past since the announcement and the film is still not in shooting, signs the movie would ever get made were slim until early 2013. Starting in February 2013, there has been a relative flurry of small news bits from recently named Director, [[Duncan Jones]].<ref>{{ref web|work=Google.com|url=https://www.google.com/search?q=site%3Atwitter.com%2FManMadeMoon+warcraft|title=Google search of "site:twitter.com/ManMadeMoon warcraft"|accessdate=28-Mar-2013}}</ref>
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'''Warcraft''' is a movie directed by Duncan Jones and produced by Legendary Pictures. It began filming at the beginning of 2014 and has a release date of March 11, 2016.
   
Despite [[Blizz]]ard's extremely poor PR support for a Warcraft movie, Legendary Entertainment continues to include mentions of their involvement with the Warcraft franchise in the standard boilerplate description of their company into mid 2012.<ref>{{ref web|work=The Sacramento Bee|url=http://www.sacbee.com/2012/07/11/4624051/lg-electronics-first-ever-appearance.html|title=LG Electronics' First-Ever Appearance At Comic-Con Showcases Groundbreaking 3D And HD Technology (via PR Newswire)|author=[http://www.sacbee.com/search_results/?sf_pubsys_story_byline=LG%20Electronics&link_location=top LG Electronics]|date=11-Jul-2012 9:14 am|quote2=<br/>'''About Legendary Entertainment'''<br/>Legendary Entertainment is a leading media company with film (Legendary Pictures), ...Among the wholly-owned projects that Legendary Pictures is currently developing in-house are the upcoming Seventh Son, directed by Sergei Bodrov; the Jackie Robinson biopic 42; an adaptation of the phenomenally successful interactive game universe Warcraft;...}}</ref> In late January 2013, some hope was renewed when ''Moon'' and ''Source Code'' director, Duncan Jones, was signed to direct the film.<ref name="officialBluePostDuncanJones"/> Supposedly Activision-Blizzard's CEO, Bobby Kotick, still supports the making of the film.<ref name="varietyKotickQuote">{{ref web|work=Variety.com|url=http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118057401|title='World of Warcraft' drafts new scribe <small>Legendary sparks to Charles Leavitt take on fantasy tale</small>|author=[http://www.variety.com/biography/3167 Jeff Sneider], [http://www.variety.com/biography/1380 Marc Graser]|date=2-Aug-2012 3:40pm PDT|quote=While Activision Blizzard-chief Bobby Kotick has held off on brokering film deals for his company's games, he told Variety if it's 'important to Blizzard, it's important to me. They're very excited about having a ''World of Warcraft'' film. They've been very careful and thoughtful about the development process.'}}</ref> However, a general statemtent by Kotick to the New York Times about making movies out of game franchises could indicate that no properties of the company will ever be made into movies as long as he heads the company.<ref name="nytimesKotick">{{ref web|work=New York Times|url=http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/16/business/bobby-kotick-of-activision-drawing-praise-and-wrath.html?pagewanted=all|title=At Activision, a Hero and Villain, Zapped Into One|author=[http://topics.nytimes.com/top/reference/timestopics/people/c/amy_chozick/index.html AMY CHOZICK]|date=15-Dec-2012|quote=CALL OF DUTY may look like a movie, but Mr. Kotick has little interest in turning it into one — and has turned down several studios’ requests. He says movies based on video games rarely please devoted fans and could taint the brand.}}</ref>
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== Synopsis ==
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Though little has been revealed about the content of the movie, it is reportedly set at the time of the [[First War]]. The story focuses on the war between the orcs and humans, capturing each side's way of thinking and delving into their varied and sometimes identical ideals. [[Anduin Lothar]] plays a prominent role for the humans, while the orcs' main driving character is reportedly [[Durotan]], the father of [[Thrall]].
   
== Plot ==
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Since it is set at some point during the First War, there are some plot points that can be expected - though it remains to be seen how strongly the writers have stuck to canon:
{{Outdated-section|Nothing more recent than 2007.}}
 
The film was originally set in the era of ''[[Warcraft: Orcs and Humans]]''. This was scrapped, however, as there were notions that it would be too similar to ''Lord of the Rings'' and that Warcraft had reached its current level of popularity through its [[MMORPG]], rather than the previous [[RTS]] games.<ref name="PCIGN">{{ref web|work=IGN (PC)|url=http://pc.ign.com/articles/810/810700p1.html|title=BlizzCon 2007: New Details of the Warcraft Movie|author=[http://people.ign.com/ShoggIGN Charles Onyett]|date=4-Aug-2007}}</ref>
 
   
As such, the movie is set one year before ''World of Warcraft'' and will primarily be told from the [[Alliance]]'s point of view, though Metzen says his heart lies with the [[Horde]]. Characters such as [[Cairne Bloodhoof]], [[Thrall]], [[Sylvanas Windrunner]], and [[Bolvar Fordragon]] are likely to make appearances. [[Arthas]] is unlikely to appear.<ref name="PCIGN"/> At BlizzCon 2007, Chris Metzen said that the main character is set to be a new hero described as a "kick-ass Human" and an "Anti-Thrall".<ref>{{ref web|work=[[Blizzplanet]]|url=http://www.blizzplanet.com/blog/comments/blizzcon_2007_videos|title=Blizzcon 2007 Videos (see Legendary Pictures Panel – Day 2 – Saturday 4th 2007)|author=[http://www.blizzplanet.com/blog/comments/author/blizzplanetadmin Medievaldragon]|date=23-Jan-2008}}</ref><ref name="youtube">[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lSG2DiejFJ8 Blizzcon 07 Legendary Pictures panel]</ref> This new character in the movie is not same one as in the comic (now known to be [[Varian Wrynn]]).<ref>{{ref web|work=[[WoW Insider]]|url=http://wow.joystiq.com/2007/08/04/liveblogging-the-blizzcon-movie-panel/|title=Liveblogging the BlizzCon movie panel|author={{wowinsider|Amanda Rivera}}|date=4-Aug-2007 3:05PM}}</ref><br>
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*The corruption of the orcs
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*[[Medivh]] and the creation of the [[Dark Portal]]
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*The invasion of Azeroth by the orcs
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*Durotan and [[Gul'dan]] at odds with one another. Durotan is a being of honor and stands against the corruption and invasion, while Gul'dan has accepted the promises of Sargeras and his agents unquestioningly
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*The destruction of Stormwind
   
Metzen also stated clearly that lore would be bent for the sake of the film, Varian Wrynn might have a twin.<ref name="youtube" />
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There are a number of characters that may make an appearance in the movie since they appeared at some point during this time period. For the human side of things we might see [[Khadgar]], [[Adamant Wrynn III]] and his wife [[Varia]], and perhaps even [[Aedelas Blackmoore]], depending on if the entirety of the First War is played out.
   
Interestingly enough, the film is described as the "first film", raising obvious possibilities as to future installments.<ref name="youtube" />
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For the orcs any of the warlords featured in [[Warlords of Draenor]] are possible, most prominently [[Blackhand]] and his lieutenant, [[Orgrim Doomhammer]]. [[Garona]] is also possible, as is Durotan's mate, [[Draka]].
 
Concept art of [[Teldrassil]] was released in relation to the film, hinting that at least some of the film takes place there, and perhaps by extension, in [[Darnassus]].
 
   
 
== Cast and crew ==
 
== Cast and crew ==
 
=== Crew ===
 
=== Crew ===
:'''Director''' - Duncan Jones<ref name="officialBluePostDuncanJones"/><ref name="hollywoodreporterDuncanJones" />
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:'''Director''' - Duncan Jones<ref name="officialBluePostDuncanJones" /><ref name="hollywoodreporterDuncanJones" />
   
 
:'''Executive Producer''' - Stuart Fenegan<ref name="hollywoodreporterDuncanJones" />
 
:'''Executive Producer''' - Stuart Fenegan<ref name="hollywoodreporterDuncanJones" />
:'''Co-Producer''' - Chris Metzen ([[Blizz]]ard)<ref name="hollywoodreporterDuncanJones" />
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:'''Executive Producer''' - Jillian Share<ref name="blizzplanetLegendaryReleaseDate" />
:'''Producer''' - Charles Roven<ref name="hollywoodreporterDuncanJones" />
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:'''Executive Producer''' - Brent O'Connor<ref name="blizzplanetLegendaryReleaseDate" />
:'''Producer''' - Alex Gartner<ref name="hollywoodreporterDuncanJones" />
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:'''Co-Producer''' - Chris Metzen ([[Blizz]]ard)<ref name="hollywoodreporterDuncanJones" /><ref name="blizzplanetLegendaryReleaseDate" />
:'''Producer''' - Thomas Tull (Legendary Pictures)<ref name="hollywoodreporterDuncanJones" />
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:'''Producer''' - Charles Roven<ref name="hollywoodreporterDuncanJones" /><ref name="blizzplanetLegendaryReleaseDate" />
:'''Producer''' - Jon Jashni (Legendary Pictures)<ref name="hollywoodreporterDuncanJones" />
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:'''Producer''' - Alex Gartner><ref name="hollywoodreporterDuncanJones" /> (Atlas Entertainment)<ref name="blizzplanetLegendaryReleaseDate"/
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:'''Producer''' - Thomas Tull (Legendary Pictures)<ref name="hollywoodreporterDuncanJones" /><ref name="blizzplanetLegendaryReleaseDate" />
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:'''Producer''' - Jon Jashni (Legendary Pictures)<ref name="hollywoodreporterDuncanJones" /><ref name="blizzplanetLegendaryReleaseDate" />
 
:'''Writer''' - Charles Leavitt<ref name="hollywoodreporterDuncanJones" />
 
:'''Writer''' - Charles Leavitt<ref name="hollywoodreporterDuncanJones" />
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:'''Writer''' - Duncan Jones<ref name="blizzplanetLegendaryReleaseDate" />
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:'''Visual Effects Director''' - Bill Westenhofer<ref name="blizzplanetCarpenterTweet">{{ref web|work=[[Blizzplanet]]|url=http://www.blizzplanet.com/blog/comments/legendary-pictures-and-blizzard-entertainment-welcome-visual-effects-supervisor-bill-westenhofer|title=Warcraft Film – Legendary Pictures and Blizzard Entertainment Welcome Visual Effects Supervisor Bill Westenhofer|author=[http://www.blizzplanet.com/blog/comments/author/blizzplanetadmin Medievaldragon]|date=15-April-2013}}</ref>
   
 
=== Cast ===
 
=== Cast ===
 
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;Confirmed
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* [[Clancy Brown]]<ref name="warcraftTwitterClancyBrownDanielWu" /><ref name="legendaryTwitterClancyBrownDanielWu" /> &mdash; [[Blackhand]]
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* [[Travis Fimmel]]<ref name=commingsoonFullCastIncludes" /><ref name="varietyCastingDec2013" /><ref name="varietyVikings">{{ref web|work=Variety.com|url=http://variety.com/2013/film/news/viking-travis-fimmel-warcraft-legendary-1200755267/|title=Vikings’ Actor Travis Fimmel Game for Legendary’s ‘Warcraft’ (EXCLUSIVE)|author=[http://variety.com/author/justin-kroll/ Justin Kroll]|date=25-Oct-2013 05:37 PM PDT}}</ref> &mdash; [[Anduin Lothar]]
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* [[Ben Foster]] &mdash; [[Medivh]]<ref name=commingsoonFullCastIncludes" /><ref name="varietyCastingDec2013" /><ref>http://www.ign.com/articles/2014/05/30/ben-foster-reveals-his-character-in-the-warcraft-movie</ref>
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* [[Rob Kazinsky]]<ref name=commingsoonFullCastIncludes" /><ref name="varietyCastingDec2013" /> &mdash; [[Orgrim Doomhammer]]
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* [[Toby Kebbell]]<ref name=commingsoonFullCastIncludes" /><ref name="varietyCastingDec2013" /> &mdash; [[Durotan]]
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* [[Paula Patton]]<ref name=commingsoonFullCastIncludes" /><ref name="varietyCastingDec2013" /><ref name="atlanticwireMovie" /> &mdash; [[Garona]]
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* [[Daniel Wu]]<ref name="warcraftTwitterClancyBrownDanielWu" /><ref name="legendaryTwitterClancyBrownDanielWu" /> &mdash; [[Gul'dan]]
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* [[Dominic Cooper]]<ref name="varietyCastingDec2013" /> &mdash; [[Llane|King Llane]]
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* [[Burke Duffield]] &mdash; ?
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;Rumored
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* [[Paul Dano]]<ref name="atlanticwireMovie" /> &mdash; ?
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* [[Anson Mount]]<ref name="atlanticwireMovie" /> &mdash; ?
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* [[Anton Yelchin]]<ref name="atlanticwireMovie" /> &mdash; ?
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;Likely not
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* [[Colin Farrell]]<ref name="atlanticwireMovie" /> &mdash; ?
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* [[Mila Kunis]] &mdash; [[Valeera Sanguinar]]? <ref name="fanshare">It is not clear if this is a reliable source, since: A) it was released April 1st and B) FansShare is not really a proper news site: {{ref web|work=FansShare.com|url=http://www.fansshare.com/news/mila-kunis-confirmed-for-world-of-warcraft-movie/|title=Mila Kunis confirmed for World of Warcraft movie|author=[https://plus.google.com/117703832515584744072?rel=author Jon Galt]|date=1-April-2013}}</ref>
   
 
== Development history ==
 
== Development history ==
 
=== 2006 - 2008 ===
 
=== 2006 - 2008 ===
In a May 9, 2006 press release, [[Blizzard Entertainment]] and ''{{wplink|Legendary Pictures}}'' (makers of {{wplink|Batman Begins}} and {{wplink|300 (film)|300}}) announced that they will develop a live-action film set in the [[Warcraft universe]]. Legendary Pictures has acquired the movie rights for the game universe, and both companies are now focused on translating the Warcraft experience to the big screen. Read more about it in the press release.<ref name="blizz06pr" /> Uwe Boll attempted to apply for the job of director, from which Blizzard CEO Paul Sams replied "We will not sell the movie rights, not to you…especially not to you."<ref name=No-Uwe-Boll>{{ref web |url=http://moviesblog.mtv.com/2008/04/18/uwe-boll-wont-ever-be-entering-the-world-of-warcraft/ |title=Uwe Boll Won't Ever Be Entering The World Of Warcraft |accessdate=2009-06-01 |author=Shawn Adler |date=2008-04-18}}</ref> At [[BlizzCon 2008]], according to Mike Morhaime, a script was being written.<ref name="firstshowing">{{ref web|work=FirstShowing.net|url=http://www.firstshowing.net/2008/world-of-warcraft-movie-still-on-the-horizon/|title=World of Warcraft Movie Still on the Horizon?|author=[http://www.firstshowing.net/author/abillington/ Alex Billington]|date=15-Oct-2008}}</ref>Chris Metzen mentioned that the film will be action-packed and violent, stating "We're definitely not going to make a G or a PG version of this. It's not PillowfightCraft."<ref name="kotaku"/>
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In a May 9, 2006 press release, [[Blizzard Entertainment]] and ''{{wplink|Legendary Pictures}}'' (makers of {{wplink|Batman Begins}} and {{wplink|300 (film)|300}}) announced that they will develop a live-action film set in the [[Warcraft universe]]. Legendary Pictures has acquired the movie rights for the game universe, and both companies are now focused on translating the Warcraft experience to the big screen. Read more about it in the press release.<ref name="blizz06pr" /> Uwe Boll attempted to apply for the job of director, from which Blizzard CEO Paul Sams replied "We will not sell the movie rights, not to you…especially not to you."<ref name="No-Uwe-Boll">{{ref web |url=http://moviesblog.mtv.com/2008/04/18/uwe-boll-wont-ever-be-entering-the-world-of-warcraft/ |title=Uwe Boll Won't Ever Be Entering The World Of Warcraft |accessdate=2009-06-01 |author=Shawn Adler |date=2008-04-18}}</ref> At [[BlizzCon 2008]], according to Mike Morhaime, a script was being written.<ref name="firstshowing">{{ref web|work=FirstShowing.net|url=http://www.firstshowing.net/2008/world-of-warcraft-movie-still-on-the-horizon/|title=World of Warcraft Movie Still on the Horizon?|author=[http://www.firstshowing.net/author/abillington/ Alex Billington]|date=15-Oct-2008}}</ref>Chris Metzen mentioned that the film will be action-packed and violent, stating "We're definitely not going to make a G or a PG version of this. It's not PillowfightCraft."<ref name="kotaku" />
   
 
=== 2009 - 2011 ===
 
=== 2009 - 2011 ===
The live-action film was set for release in 2009,<ref name="kotaku">{{ref web|work=Kotaku.com|url=http://kotaku.com/286074/warcraft-movie-details-revealed-at-blizzcon|title=Warcraft Movie Details Revealed At BlizzCon|author=[http://kotaku.com/people/MCWHERTOR/ Michael McWhertor]|date=4-Aug-2007 6:30 PM}}</ref> but was later rescheduled to 2011.<ref name = "Rami">{{ref web |title = Sam Raimi Announces Robert Rodat as Warcraft Film writer|accessdate = 2009-10-18 |author = Medievaldragon |url = http://www.blizzplanet.com/blog/comments/sam_raimi_announces_robert_rodat_as_warcraft_film_writer/|date = 2009-10-12}}</ref> On July 22, 2009, Blizzard Entertainment announced that [http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000600/ Sam Raimi] would become the Warcraft movie director, but in July 2012 he told Crave Online that he would not direct due to committing to the movie {{wplink|Oz: The Great and Powerful}}.<ref name="craveNoRaimiDirector">{{ref web|work=Crave Online|url=http://www.craveonline.com/film/articles/192085-comic-con-2012-exclusive-sam-raimi-wont-direct-the-world-of-warcraft-movie|title=Comic Con 2012 Exclusive: Sam Raimi Won't Direct the World of Warcraft Movie|author=[http://www.craveonline.com/profiles/167425-fred-topel Fred Topel]|date=13-July-2012|quote2=“Actually, they don’t have me directing World of Warcraft anymore because when I took the Oz job, they had to move on to another director,” Raimi said. “They had to start making it.”}}</ref>
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The live-action film was set for release in 2009,<ref name="kotaku">{{ref web|work=Kotaku.com|url=http://kotaku.com/286074/warcraft-movie-details-revealed-at-blizzcon|title=Warcraft Movie Details Revealed At BlizzCon|author=[http://kotaku.com/people/MCWHERTOR/ Michael McWhertor]|date=4-Aug-2007 6:30 PM}}</ref> but was later rescheduled to 2011.<ref name="Rami">{{ref web |title = Sam Raimi Announces Robert Rodat as Warcraft Film writer|accessdate = 2009-10-18 |author = Medievaldragon |url = http://www.blizzplanet.com/blog/comments/sam_raimi_announces_robert_rodat_as_warcraft_film_writer/|date = 2009-10-12}}</ref> On July 22, 2009, Blizzard Entertainment announced that [http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000600/ Sam Raimi] would become the Warcraft movie director, but in July 2012 he told Crave Online that he would not direct due to committing to the movie {{wplink|Oz: The Great and Powerful}}.<ref name="craveNoRaimiDirector">{{ref web|work=Crave Online|url=http://www.craveonline.com/film/articles/192085-comic-con-2012-exclusive-sam-raimi-wont-direct-the-world-of-warcraft-movie|title=Comic Con 2012 Exclusive: Sam Raimi Won't Direct the World of Warcraft Movie|author=[http://www.craveonline.com/profiles/167425-fred-topel Fred Topel]|date=13-July-2012|quote2=“Actually, they don’t have me directing World of Warcraft anymore because when I took the Oz job, they had to move on to another director,” Raimi said. “They had to start making it.”}}</ref>
   
 
In 2010 it was announced that Filipina cosplay goddess Alodia Gosengfiao would likely star in the movie,<ref>{{ref web|work=Japanator.com|url=http://www.japanator.com/cosplay-goddess-alodia-to-be-in-wow-movie-15945.phtml|title=Cosplay Goddess Alodia to be in WoW movie|author=[http://www.japanator.com/userblog_show_promoted_blogs.phtml?a=605 Red Baylon]|date=31-Jul-2010 5:30 PM}}</ref><ref>{{ref web|work=The 9th Soul (Anima9.Wordpress.com) blog|url=http://anima9.wordpress.com/2010/08/21/its-official-alodia-will-be-on-the-world-of-warcraft-movie/|title=It’s official: Alodia will be on the World of Warcraft movie|author=Fated Blue|date=21-August-2010}}</ref> but this was never confirmed by any official sources.
 
In 2010 it was announced that Filipina cosplay goddess Alodia Gosengfiao would likely star in the movie,<ref>{{ref web|work=Japanator.com|url=http://www.japanator.com/cosplay-goddess-alodia-to-be-in-wow-movie-15945.phtml|title=Cosplay Goddess Alodia to be in WoW movie|author=[http://www.japanator.com/userblog_show_promoted_blogs.phtml?a=605 Red Baylon]|date=31-Jul-2010 5:30 PM}}</ref><ref>{{ref web|work=The 9th Soul (Anima9.Wordpress.com) blog|url=http://anima9.wordpress.com/2010/08/21/its-official-alodia-will-be-on-the-world-of-warcraft-movie/|title=It’s official: Alodia will be on the World of Warcraft movie|author=Fated Blue|date=21-August-2010}}</ref> but this was never confirmed by any official sources.
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=== 2013 ===
 
=== 2013 ===
Not much happened thru late 2012, but in late January 2013, Legendary Pictures announced that director Duncan Jones had been attached to the production,<ref name="hollywoodreporterDuncanJones" /> sparking some hope the filming might start. No specific development news has come out so far in Spring 2013, but lots of indirect evidence of film production has cropped up. However, previous Director, Sam Raimi, did explain why he left the project in 2013. He revealed that alot of pre-production work was done by him and Robert Rodat (script writer), but [[Blizz]]ard effectively vetoed their work and he largely blamed it on their mismanagement.<ref name="blizzplanetRaimiExplains">{{ref web|work=[[Blizzplanet]]|url=http://www.blizzplanet.com/blog/comments/sam-raimi-reveals-why-he-departed-the-warcraft-film|title=Sam Raimi Reveals Why He Departed the Warcraft Film|author=[http://www.blizzplanet.com/blog/comments/author/blizzplanetadmin Medievaldragon]|date=5-March-2013}}</ref>
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Not much happened thru late 2012, but in late January 2013, Legendary Pictures announced that director Duncan Jones had been attached to the production,<ref name="hollywoodreporterDuncanJones" /> sparking some hope the filming might start. No specific development news has come out so far in Spring 2013, but lots of indirect evidence of film production has cropped up. However, previous Director, Sam Raimi, did explain why he left the project in 2013. He revealed that a lot of pre-production work was done by him and Robert Rodat (script writer), but [[Blizz]]ard effectively vetoed their work and he largely blamed it on their mismanagement.<ref name="blizzplanetRaimiExplains">{{ref web|work=[[Blizzplanet]]|url=http://www.blizzplanet.com/blog/comments/sam-raimi-reveals-why-he-departed-the-warcraft-film|title=Sam Raimi Reveals Why He Departed the Warcraft Film|author=[http://www.blizzplanet.com/blog/comments/author/blizzplanetadmin Medievaldragon]|date=5-March-2013}}</ref>
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The film now appears to be real with an official announcement and short teaser at [[Comic-Con]] 2013.<ref name="cinemaBlendComiCon2013">{{ref web|work=CinemaBlend.com|url=http://www.cinemablend.com/new/World-Warcraft-Movie-Officially-Announced-With-Footage-Screened-Comic-Con-38625.html|title=World Of Warcraft Movie Officially Announced With Footage Screened At Comic-Con|author=[http://www.cinemablend.com/features/About-Us-296.html#Katey%20Rich Katey Rich]|date=20-Jul-2013 12:47:26}}</ref> The film is supposed to begin principal photography some time in early 2014.<ref name="CTVVancouver">{{ref web|work=BC.CTVNews.ca|url=http://bc.ctvnews.ca/world-of-warcraft-film-to-shoot-in-vancouver-1.1437486|title=World of Warcraft film to shoot in Vancouver|author=CTV British Columbia's Peter Grainger|date=3-Sep-2013 7:51AM PDT}}</ref>
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==== Comic-Con teaser ====
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A very short visual teaser for the film was introduced by current director, Duncan Jones, at San Diego [[Comic-Con]].<ref name="cinemaBlendComiCon2013" /> Here is a brief description of the teaser which was not released to the public:<ref>An amalgamation of various reports of the teaser.</ref>
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:''A view of a desolate, dry landscape full of rocky outcroppings that pans to a scruffy, armored human soldier drinking water from a leather skin. A cage with rocks in it is shown followed by a squeaking noise as a green tinged sky is shown with dark clouds and green lightning. The waterskin is tossed to the ground and the soldier draws his sword with a sound of metal ringing off metal. The human walks over to the skeleton a fallen soldier and picks up the soldier's shield. He smashes his sword on the shield, apparently testing it. Cut to the muscled green arm (likely of an orc) of a creature heading toward the soldier. They circle each other with flashes of green skin and some armor as they charge each other. An extreme closeup of the orc as it raises its hammer and brings it down as the human raises his shield. Cut to black. A Warcraft logo. And then the [[Blizzard Entertainment]] logo.''
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==== Filming in Vancouver, release in 2015 ====
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CTV News (of Canada) announced that filming would begin in January 2014 in Vancouver with a release date sometime in 2015.<ref name="CTVVancouver" />
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==== Officially announced to release in late 2015 ====
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It has been announced to be released on December 18, 2015.<ref name="blizzplanetLegendaryReleaseDate" />
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==== Official release pushed to spring 2016 ====
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Apparently the next installment of the Star Wars franchise was scheduled for late 2015, so it apparently prompted the studio to move the Warcraft film release to March 16, 2016.<ref name="hollywoodreporter">{{ref web|work=HollywoodReporter.com|url=http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/legendarys-warcraft-spooked-by-star-660654|title=Legendary's 'Warcraft,' Spooked by 'Star Wars,' Moves to 2016|author=Borys Kit|date=27-Nov-2013 3:20 PM PST}}</ref>
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==== Significant casting lined up ====
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By early December 2013, several cast members have been confirmed or mostly confirmed. Among them:<ref name=commingsoonFullCastIncludes" /> Travis Fimmel ('Vikings'), Paula Patton ('Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol'), Ben Foster ('3:10 to Yuma'), Toby Kebbell ('The Counselor'), and Rob Kazinsky ('Pacific Rim'). Negotiations with Dominic Cooper ('Captain America: The Winter Soldier') are also being finalized.
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==== Financing and distribution ====
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According to the LA Times: "...Universal, a unit of NBCUniversal, will market, co-finance and distribute Legendary films for five years beginning in 2014..."<ref name="latimesUniversalCoFinanceDist">{{ref web|work=LA Times|url=http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/envelope/cotown/la-et-ct-universal-pictures-warcraft-20131001,0,6307105.story|title=Universal Pictures sets 2015 release date for Legendary's 'Warcraft'|author=Daniel Miller|date=1-Oct-2013 5:31 pm}}</ref>
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=== 2014 ===
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== Media ==
 
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=== Images ===
 
=== Images ===
 
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Image:Teldrassilmovie.jpg|First conceptual art of [[Teldrassil]], expected to make an appearance in ''Warcraft''.
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File:Teldrassilmovie.jpg|First conceptual art of [[Teldrassil]], which was expected to make an appearance in ''Warcraft'', but the movie has probably completely changed since this old art.
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File:WcMovieLogo Aug2014.jpg|Official movie logo revealed at SDCC 2014.
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File:Warcraft_movie_logo_Nov2014_1024x554.jpg|Official new movie logo revealed at [[BlizzCon 2014]].
 
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;Props seen at BlizzCon 2014
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=== Videos ===
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File:Warcraft Movie Panel Full - World of Warcraft Movie - Blizzcon 2013 HD|[[BlizzCon 2013]] Movie Panel
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File:Warcraft - Title HD|Old motion logo (circa Aug 2014)
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{{elink|type=blizzplanet|link=http://warcraftmovie.blizzplanet.com/blog/comments/sdcc-2014-warcraft-movie-booth-photos|desc=SDCC 2014 – Warcraft Movie Booth Photos|bydate=by [http://warcraftmovie.blizzplanet.com/blog/comments/author/blizzpmedievaldragon Medievaldragon] July 25, 2014}}
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{{elink|icon=ign|site=IGN.com|link=http://www.ign.com/articles/2014/03/22/why-warcraft-was-easier-to-adapt-as-a-movie-than-mass-effect|desc=Why Warcraft Was Easier to Adapt as a Movie than Mass Effect|bydate=By [http://people.ign.com/Roth-IGN Roth Cornet] 21 Mar 2014}}
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{{elink|site=HollywoodReporter.com|link=http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/legendarys-warcraft-adds-daniel-wu-666793|desc=Legendary's 'Warcraft' Adds Daniel Wu, Clancy Brown|bydate=by Rebecca Ford 12/18/2013 3:32 PM PST}}
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{{elink|site=ComingSoon.net|link=http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=112065|desc=Full Warcraft Cast Includes Ben Foster, Paula Patton, Dominic Cooper and More!|bydate=Source: Legendary Pictures and Universal Pictures December 4, 2013}}
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{{elink|site=HollywoodReporter.com|link=http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/legendarys-warcraft-spooked-by-star-660654|desc=Legendary's 'Warcraft,' Spooked by 'Star Wars,' Moves to 2016|bydate=Borys Kit 11/27 2013 3:20 PM PST}}
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{{elink|site=The Verge|link=http://www.theverge.com/2013/10/1/4792838/warcraft-movie-dated-for-december-18-2015|desc='Warcraft' movie slated for December 18th, 2015 release|bydate=By [http://www.theverge.com/users/nateog Nathan Olivarez-Giles] October 1, 2013 09:48 pm}}
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{{elink|site=LATimes.com|link=http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/envelope/cotown/la-et-ct-universal-pictures-warcraft-20131001,0,6307105.story|desc=Universal Pictures sets 2015 release date for Legendary's 'Warcraft'|bydate=By Daniel Miller October 1, 2013 5:31 p.m.}}
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{{elink|site=The Atlantic Wire|link=http://www.theatlanticwire.com/entertainment/2013/09/world-warcraft-gets-movie-treatment/69775/|desc='World of Warcraft' Gets the Movie Treatment|bydate=[http://www.theatlanticwire.com/authors/richard-lawson/ Richard Lawson] Sep 23, 2013}}
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{{elink|type=blizzplanet|link=http://www.blizzplanet.com/blog/comments/warcraft-film-casting-paul-dano-travis-fimmel-anson-mount-anton-yelchin|desc=Warcraft Film Casting – Paul Dano, Travis Fimmel, Anson Mount & Anton Yelchin|bydate=By [http://www.blizzplanet.com/blog/comments/author/blizzplanetadmin Medievaldragon] September 23, 2013}}
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{{elink|type=blizzplanet|link=http://www.blizzplanet.com/blog/comments/warcraft-film-casting-paula-patton-colin-farrell-rumored|desc=Warcraft Film Casting – Paula Patton & Colin Farrell Rumored|bydate=By [http://www.blizzplanet.com/blog/comments/author/blizzplanetadmin Medievaldragon] September 23, 2013}}
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{{elink|type=blizzplanet|link=http://www.blizzplanet.com/blog/comments/ctv-news-world-of-warcraft-film-could-save-british-columbia-film-industry|desc=CTV News – World of Warcraft Film Could Save British Columbia Film Industry|bydate=By [http://www.blizzplanet.com/blog/comments/author/blizzplanetadmin Medievaldragon] September 8, 2013}}
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{{elink|type=blizzplanet|link=http://www.blizzplanet.com/blog/comments/warcraft-film-conflagration-based-on-prince-arthas-menethil|desc=Warcraft Film “Conflagration” Based on Prince Arthas Menethil?|bydate=By [http://www.blizzplanet.com/blog/comments/author/blizzplanetadmin Medievaldragon] August 30, 2013}}
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{{elink|type=blizzplanet|link=http://www.blizzplanet.com/blog/comments/warcraft-film-shooting-scheduled-to-roll-cameras-on-january-23-at-vancouver|desc=Warcraft Film Shooting Scheduled to Roll Cameras on January 13 at Vancouver|bydate=By [http://www.blizzplanet.com/blog/comments/author/blizzplanetadmin Medievaldragon] August 29, 2013}}
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{{elink|site=PC Magazine|link=http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2422054,00.asp|desc=Comic-Con Fans Get World of Warcraft Teaser Trailer. You Don't|bydate=By [http://www.pcmag.com/author-bio/david-murphy David Murphy] July 20, 2013 09:36pm EST}}
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{{elink|site=ScreenRant.com|link=http://screenrant.com/warcraft-movie-teaser-trailer-description/|desc=Comic-Con 2013: ‘Warcraft’ Movie Teaser Footage Description|bydate=by [http://screenrant.com/author/rob/ Rob Keyes] 7/20/2013}}
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{{elink|site=CinemaBlend.com|link=http://www.cinemablend.com/new/World-Warcraft-Movie-Officially-Announced-With-Footage-Screened-Comic-Con-38625.html|desc=World Of Warcraft Movie Officially Announced With Footage Screened At Comic-Con|bydate=by [http://www.cinemablend.com/features/About-Us-296.html#Katey%20Rich Katey Rich] 2013-07-20 12:47:26}}
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{{elink|site=/FILM|link=http://www.slashfilm.com/legendary-officially-reveals-warcraft-teaser-at-comic-con/|desc=Legendary Officially Reveals ‘Warcraft’ Teaser at Comic-Con|bydate=by [http://www.slashfilm.com/author/germain-lussier/ Germain Lussier] Saturday, July 20th, 2013}}
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{{elink|type=blizzplanet|link=http://www.blizzplanet.com/blog/comments/breaking-news-legendary-pictures-and-warner-bros-end-partnership-warcraft-film-continues|desc=Breaking News: Legendary Pictures and Warner Bros End Partnership, Warcraft Film Continues|bydate=By [http://www.blizzplanet.com/blog/comments/author/blizzplanetadmin Medievaldragon] – June 25, 2013}}
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{{elink|type=blizzplanet|link=http://www.blizzplanet.com/blog/comments/legendary-pictures-warner-bros-8-year-parnertship-contract-expires-soon-nbc-universal-interested|desc=Legendary Pictures / Warner Bros 8-Year Parnertship Contract Expires Soon – NBC Universal Interested|bydate=By [http://www.blizzplanet.com/blog/comments/author/blizzplanetadmin Medievaldragon] – June 23, 2013}}
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{{elink|type=blizzplanet|link=http://www.blizzplanet.com/blog/comments/legendary-pictures-and-blizzard-entertainment-welcome-visual-effects-supervisor-bill-westenhofer|desc=Warcraft Film – Legendary Pictures and Blizzard Entertainment Welcome Visual Effects Supervisor Bill Westenhofer|bydate=By [http://www.blizzplanet.com/blog/comments/author/blizzplanetadmin Medievaldragon] – April 15, 2013}}
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{{elink|site=Collider.com|link=http://collider.com/world-of-warcraft-movie-thomas-tull/|desc=Legendary Pictures CEO Thomas Tull Talks Duncan Jones’ WORLD OF WARCRAFT Movie, and Other Future Projects|bydate=by [http://collider.com/author/matt-goldberg/ Matt Goldberg] April 10th, 2013 11:19 am}}
 
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Directed byDuncan Jones[3][4]
Produced byThomas Tull,[5], Jon Jashni[5] (Legendary)
Charles Roven,[5] Alex Gartner[5] (Atlas)
Stuart Fenegan[4]
Jillian Share[2]
Brent O'Connor[2]
Chris Metzen[4]
Written byCharles Leavitt[5]
Chris Metzen (presumed)
StarringClancy Brown,[6][7] Travis Fimmel,[8] Paula Patton, Ben Foster, Toby Kebbell, Rob Kazinsky,[9], Daniel Wu,[6][7], Burke Duffield and more
StudioLegendary Pictures, Atlas Entertainment[5]
Distributed byUniversal Pictures[10]
Release dates(s)11-Mar-2016[11][12]
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
BudgetExpected upwards of $100 million[citation needed]

Warcraft is a movie directed by Duncan Jones and produced by Legendary Pictures. It began filming at the beginning of 2014 and has a release date of March 11, 2016.

Synopsis Edit

Though little has been revealed about the content of the movie, it is reportedly set at the time of the First War. The story focuses on the war between the orcs and humans, capturing each side's way of thinking and delving into their varied and sometimes identical ideals. Anduin Lothar plays a prominent role for the humans, while the orcs' main driving character is reportedly Durotan, the father of Thrall.

Since it is set at some point during the First War, there are some plot points that can be expected - though it remains to be seen how strongly the writers have stuck to canon:

  • The corruption of the orcs
  • Medivh and the creation of the Dark Portal
  • The invasion of Azeroth by the orcs
  • Durotan and Gul'dan at odds with one another. Durotan is a being of honor and stands against the corruption and invasion, while Gul'dan has accepted the promises of Sargeras and his agents unquestioningly
  • The destruction of Stormwind

There are a number of characters that may make an appearance in the movie since they appeared at some point during this time period. For the human side of things we might see Khadgar, Adamant Wrynn III and his wife Varia, and perhaps even Aedelas Blackmoore, depending on if the entirety of the First War is played out.

For the orcs any of the warlords featured in Warlords of Draenor are possible, most prominently Blackhand and his lieutenant, Orgrim Doomhammer. Garona is also possible, as is Durotan's mate, Draka.

Cast and crew Edit

Crew Edit

Director - Duncan Jones[3][4]
Executive Producer - Stuart Fenegan[4]
Executive Producer - Jillian Share[2]
Executive Producer - Brent O'Connor[2]
Co-Producer - Chris Metzen (Blizzard)[4][2]
Producer - Charles Roven[4][2]
Producer - Alex Gartner>[4] (Atlas Entertainment)[2]
Producer - Jon Jashni (Legendary Pictures)[4][2]
Writer - Charles Leavitt[4]
Writer - Duncan Jones[2]
Visual Effects Director - Bill Westenhofer[13]

Cast Edit

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Confirmed
Rumored
Likely not

Development history Edit

2006 - 2008 Edit

In a May 9, 2006 press release, Blizzard Entertainment and Legendary Pictures (makers of Batman Begins and 300) announced that they will develop a live-action film set in the Warcraft universe. Legendary Pictures has acquired the movie rights for the game universe, and both companies are now focused on translating the Warcraft experience to the big screen. Read more about it in the press release.[17] Uwe Boll attempted to apply for the job of director, from which Blizzard CEO Paul Sams replied "We will not sell the movie rights, not to you…especially not to you."[18] At BlizzCon 2008, according to Mike Morhaime, a script was being written.[19]Chris Metzen mentioned that the film will be action-packed and violent, stating "We're definitely not going to make a G or a PG version of this. It's not PillowfightCraft."[20]

2009 - 2011 Edit

The live-action film was set for release in 2009,[20] but was later rescheduled to 2011.[21] On July 22, 2009, Blizzard Entertainment announced that Sam Raimi would become the Warcraft movie director, but in July 2012 he told Crave Online that he would not direct due to committing to the movie Oz: The Great and Powerful.[22]

In 2010 it was announced that Filipina cosplay goddess Alodia Gosengfiao would likely star in the movie,[23][24] but this was never confirmed by any official sources.

2012 Edit

As of early 2012, the movie has still not been announced to be in production, so the chances of it being made are getting lower by the year. At Comic Con 2011, Chris Metzen said the movie was not dead, but gave few useful details saying it was still in the "treatment stage".[25] In mid-March 2012, Nethaera said the movie is "still on the radar" with no other update.[26]

According to IMDB, the manuscript writer will be Chris Metzen. (Jesse Wigutow was mentioned, but has been removed).[27] IMDB information on pre-release movies should be taken as suspect, though. IMDB generally only removes false information if someone reports it.

2013 Edit

Not much happened thru late 2012, but in late January 2013, Legendary Pictures announced that director Duncan Jones had been attached to the production,[4] sparking some hope the filming might start. No specific development news has come out so far in Spring 2013, but lots of indirect evidence of film production has cropped up. However, previous Director, Sam Raimi, did explain why he left the project in 2013. He revealed that a lot of pre-production work was done by him and Robert Rodat (script writer), but Blizzard effectively vetoed their work and he largely blamed it on their mismanagement.[28]

The film now appears to be real with an official announcement and short teaser at Comic-Con 2013.[29] The film is supposed to begin principal photography some time in early 2014.[30]

Comic-Con teaser Edit

A very short visual teaser for the film was introduced by current director, Duncan Jones, at San Diego Comic-Con.[29] Here is a brief description of the teaser which was not released to the public:[31]

A view of a desolate, dry landscape full of rocky outcroppings that pans to a scruffy, armored human soldier drinking water from a leather skin. A cage with rocks in it is shown followed by a squeaking noise as a green tinged sky is shown with dark clouds and green lightning. The waterskin is tossed to the ground and the soldier draws his sword with a sound of metal ringing off metal. The human walks over to the skeleton a fallen soldier and picks up the soldier's shield. He smashes his sword on the shield, apparently testing it. Cut to the muscled green arm (likely of an orc) of a creature heading toward the soldier. They circle each other with flashes of green skin and some armor as they charge each other. An extreme closeup of the orc as it raises its hammer and brings it down as the human raises his shield. Cut to black. A Warcraft logo. And then the Blizzard Entertainment logo.

Filming in Vancouver, release in 2015 Edit

CTV News (of Canada) announced that filming would begin in January 2014 in Vancouver with a release date sometime in 2015.[30]

Officially announced to release in late 2015 Edit

It has been announced to be released on December 18, 2015.[2]

Official release pushed to spring 2016 Edit

Apparently the next installment of the Star Wars franchise was scheduled for late 2015, so it apparently prompted the studio to move the Warcraft film release to March 16, 2016.[12]

Significant casting lined up Edit

By early December 2013, several cast members have been confirmed or mostly confirmed. Among them: Travis Fimmel ('Vikings'), Paula Patton ('Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol'), Ben Foster ('3:10 to Yuma'), Toby Kebbell ('The Counselor'), and Rob Kazinsky ('Pacific Rim'). Negotiations with Dominic Cooper ('Captain America: The Winter Soldier') are also being finalized.

Financing and distribution Edit

According to the LA Times: "...Universal, a unit of NBCUniversal, will market, co-finance and distribute Legendary films for five years beginning in 2014..."[32]

2014 Edit

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Media Edit

Images Edit

Props seen at BlizzCon 2014

Videos Edit

Notes Edit

References Edit

  1. ^ a b c d e f Richard Lawson 2013-09-23. 'World of Warcraft' Gets the Movie Treatment. The Atlantic Wire.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Error on call to Template:ref web: Parameters url and title must be specifiedMedievaldragon 2013-10-01. . Blizzplanet.
  3. ^ a b Blizz Nethaera 2013-01-31. #1 - Warcraft Movie Update: Director Signed!. Official Community > General Discussion forum (US).
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Borys Kit 2013-01-31. 'Warcraft' Movie Lands 'Source Code' Director (Exclusive). Hollywood Reporter.
  5. ^ a b c d e f Jeff Sneider, Marc Graser 2012-08-02. 'World of Warcraft' drafts new scribe Legendary sparks to Charles Leavitt take on fantasy tale. Variety.com.
  6. ^ a b c d @Warcraft 2013-12-19. WARCRAFT by @Legendary from @UniversalPics coming March 11, 2016 cast to also include @danielwuyanzu and Clancy Brown.. Twitter.com.
  7. ^ a b c d @Legendary 2013-12-19. #WarcraftMovie update! Daniel Wu & Clancy Brown to join the cast.. Twitter.com.
  8. ^ Source: Legendary Pictures and Universal Pictures 2013-12-04. Full Warcraft Cast Includes Ben Foster, Paula Patton, Dominic Cooper and More!. ComingSoon.net.
  9. ^ a b c d e f g Justin Kroll 2013-12-05. Ben Foster, Toby Kebbell, Rob Kazinsky Join ‘Warcraft’ for Legendary. Variety.com.
  10. ^ Nathan Olivarez-Giles 2013-10-01. 'Warcraft' movie slated for December 18th, 2015 release. The Verge.
  11. ^ World of Warcraft 2013-11-27. Release date for WARCRAFT from @Legendary Pictures released by @UniversalPics is moving from December 18, 2015, to March 11, 2016.. Twitter.com.
  12. ^ a b Borys Kit 2013-11-27. Legendary's 'Warcraft,' Spooked by 'Star Wars,' Moves to 2016. HollywoodReporter.com.
  13. ^ Medievaldragon 2013-04-15. Warcraft Film – Legendary Pictures and Blizzard Entertainment Welcome Visual Effects Supervisor Bill Westenhofer. Blizzplanet.
  14. ^ Justin Kroll 2013-10-26. Vikings’ Actor Travis Fimmel Game for Legendary’s ‘Warcraft’ (EXCLUSIVE). Variety.com.
  15. ^ http://www.ign.com/articles/2014/05/30/ben-foster-reveals-his-character-in-the-warcraft-movie
  16. ^ It is not clear if this is a reliable source, since: A) it was released April 1st and B) FansShare is not really a proper news site: Jon Galt 2013-04-01. Mila Kunis confirmed for World of Warcraft movie. FansShare.com.
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  18. ^ Shawn Adler 2008-04-18. Uwe Boll Won't Ever Be Entering The World Of Warcraft. Retrieved on 2009-06-01.
  19. ^ Alex Billington 2008-10-15. World of Warcraft Movie Still on the Horizon?. FirstShowing.net.
  20. ^ a b Michael McWhertor 2007-08-04. Warcraft Movie Details Revealed At BlizzCon. Kotaku.com.
  21. ^ Medievaldragon 2009-10-12. Sam Raimi Announces Robert Rodat as Warcraft Film writer. Retrieved on 2009-10-18.
  22. ^ Fred Topel 2012-07-13. Comic Con 2012 Exclusive: Sam Raimi Won't Direct the World of Warcraft Movie. Crave Online. “Actually, they don’t have me directing World of Warcraft anymore because when I took the Oz job, they had to move on to another director,” Raimi said. “They had to start making it.”
  23. ^ Red Baylon 2010-07-31. Cosplay Goddess Alodia to be in WoW movie. Japanator.com.
  24. ^ Fated Blue 2010-08-21. It’s official: Alodia will be on the World of Warcraft movie. The 9th Soul (Anima9.Wordpress.com) blog.
  25. ^ Pete Haas 2010-07-22. Comic Con: World Of Warcraft Movie Isn't Dead But It's Nowhere Close To Happening. Cinema Blend.
  26. ^ Blizz Nethaera 2012-03-15. #10 - World of Warcraft Movie. Official Movies, TV and Entertainment forum (US)It's still on the radar. We just don't have any current updates to provide.
  27. ^ IMDB information on pre-release movies should be taken as suspect, though. IMDB generally only removes false information if someone reports it. Warcraft (????). IMDB.com. Retrieved on 2012-07-11.
  28. ^ Medievaldragon 2013-03-05. Sam Raimi Reveals Why He Departed the Warcraft Film. Blizzplanet.
  29. ^ a b Katey Rich 2013-07-20. World Of Warcraft Movie Officially Announced With Footage Screened At Comic-Con. CinemaBlend.com.
  30. ^ a b CTV British Columbia's Peter Grainger 2013-09-03. World of Warcraft film to shoot in Vancouver. BC.CTVNews.ca.
  31. ^ An amalgamation of various reports of the teaser.
  32. ^ Daniel Miller 2013-10-01. Universal Pictures sets 2015 release date for Legendary's 'Warcraft'. LA Times.

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