While the story forums here are meant to discuss Warcraft’s lore as it is represented in WoW, novels, and short stories, I thought we might take a break from those topics to discuss Warcraft in another form of media: The Big Screen.
As most probably don’t know, remember, or care, I am an avid supporter of Warcraft getting it’s own film universe and awhile back I made a google alert to…well… alert me if any news of a potential sequel came down the pipeline. The alert has been mostly quiet the past four years but a few days ago it went off with a series of new info coming from sources that are apparently trustworthy (they broke the news that Ben Affleck’s batman would appear in the Flash movie before it was officially announced, among other things).
So without further ado, here’s some rapid fire rumors:
New Warcraft movie is in the works and it’ll be a reboot.
Studio wants Chris Pratt in the lead (human) role.
They also want Peter Jackson to direct.
Personal thoughts: I’m not crazy about the Warcraft film universe being rebooted already after just one movie (especially since the last one didn’t have a definitive ending). But I also really want this film universe to be a thing, so maybe it won’t be so bad? Still sucks for the cast and crew of the last movie though.
The Chris Pratt / Peter Jackson news sounds like wishful thinking, but if they can land either one of them, then I think we just might be in good hands. Now if Jackson is on board, then the movie will almost certainly be human centric and if the studio is trying to lure an A-lister like Pratt to the franchise, it also almost certainly means they’re offering him a role that is of great importance to the entire franchise. At least that’s my thinking.
If you’ve read this far, thank you for indulging me. With that said, what does everyone think? Excited about Warcraft movie being, potentially, rebooted? Who do you think Pratt could play? Is Jackson the key to this franchise? Will a gnome make a cameo appearance?