It wasn’t too long ago that it was revealed that the upcoming World of Warcraft movie would see a release on the 18th of December 2015. That’s a little over two years to go but now it seems that the movie will be delayed even further, according to a tweet from the official World of Warcraft Twitter account. According to the tweet, it seems that the movie will be moving from its 18th of December 2015 release date to an 11th of March 2016 release date. It is unclear as to why there might be a delay since no explanation was given, but we can’t say we’re too surprised.
Given Blizzard’s involvement and the company’s attention to detail and their reputation for delaying games, this does not come as a complete shock, but hopefully what this means is that we can look forward to an even greater movie and perhaps prove that movies adapted from video games don’t have to be horrible.
During BlizzCon 2013, additional details of the movie was shared with attendees. The movie will take us back to the original Warcraft game where it will be more about Orcs versus Humans as opposed to some of Warcraft’s later stories, like the one involving Arthas and the Lich King. The movie is expected to begin filming next year and according to the rumors, Colin Farrell and Paula Patton could be part of the cast. So, who else is a little bummed by this delay?
Update – As it turns out there is a possibility as to why the movie has been delayed. This is likely due to Star Wars: Episode VII which is expected to see a release around the same time as well, so to avoid competition, bumping the movie to 2016 would be a better idea.