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Warcraft Movie release delayed to 2016 [Updated]

Another delay has sprung up in the Warcraft Movie. The release date has been pushed back, as Warcraft tweeted today:

We thought it was looking good for 2015, but given that filming is slated to begin in January 2014 it may have been ambitious. Blizzard's policy always seems to be that it's better to do something right than to do it fast, but in the context of the Warcraft movie it's really rather drawn out.

It's highly possible that all movies have complicated and troublesome stories behind them, but the Warcraft movie seems, from our perspective as game fans at least, to have had more than its fair share. That being said, the relatively constant flow of information on news sites, and the panel at BlizzCon all imply that it's still moving forwards.

Update: An official press release has been published by Legendary Pictures.

Filed under: Warcraft Movie

Warcraft movie slated for discussion at BlizzCon

Warcraft movie slated for discussion at BlizzCon
The upcoming Warcraft movie will get its own one-hour panel at BlizzCon 2013. The panel will feature director Duncan Jones as well as Chris Metzen and Rob Pardo on hand to discuss the transition of Warcraft from game to screen. Taking place from 1-2pm Saturday on the Main Stage, the one-hour presentation may just clear up some burning questions players have had about the film -- like what exactly the film is going to be about, among many, many other things.

The movie itself was first announced as a possibility all the way back in 2006, and the last time we had a panel at BlizzCon dedicated to the film was a Q&A panel back in 2007. Since then, discussion about the movie had mostly dwindled out, leaving many to wonder if we'd ever see Warcraft on the big screen at all. 2013 marked an absolute flurry of new information on the film, as Duncan Jones was announced as the new director, filming was rumored and later confirmed to begin in 2014, a mood piece teaser was shown at San Diego ComicCon, story and casting rumors flew, and we were at last given an actual release date for the film: December 18, 2015.

So what can we expect from this year's movie panel? That's a very good question. No doubt discussion of the evolution of the film may take place, although whether or not any questions will be taken at the panel hasn't really been made clear. But that small teaser piece from ComicCon hasn't aired anywhere since it was shown in San Diego. Will we get to see the teaser? Will we get a different teaser? Will casting be announced for the film? If you're headed to BlizzCon or you've signed up for a Virtual Ticket, you won't want to miss this panel -- and for those not attending, we'll be covering it here as well.

Filed under: News items, BlizzCon

Warcraft movie release date announced

Release date given for Warcraft film
Players lucky enough to attend the San Diego Comic-con this year saw a concept trailer. Filming dates have been announced, and rumors have run rampant about who will star. Today, however, takes the cake -- the official Warcraft Twitter has just announced the release date for the Warcraft film.
Considering how little we actually know about the subject of the film, the script, or the actual identity of the actors cast in the film -- much less if the film has actually wrapped up casting -- the announcement of a release date comes as a bit of a surprise. But when one thinks of just how long most players have been waiting for the release of a Warcraft film, having a firm date to look forward to is an absolute blessing. We've waited for years, and now we've got a date to mark on our calendars. Will you be in theaters December 18, 2015?

Filed under: Blizzard, News items

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