LOL so would I damn gnomes. But in all seriousness, they better include the horde, I want to see some warlock action, and it should happen before WoW. I rly don't know how bliz can do this without %^&*ing it up as almost every game based movie has been pretty weak but I sure hope they pull it off because it would be so epic!
A WoW only movie wouldn't make much of a story...basically because WoW just adds a few additions to the MAIN story, which is Warcraft.Personally I think that a series of movies about the whole main story of Warcraft, starting from the creation of Azeroth and ending with the latest lore additions that Wotlk brought, would be a huuuge success... I personally would really like too see that. By my calculations that would mean about 8-9 movies... Hope someone thinks about this xD
i evertime thinking why blizzard not make a movie ?now i see the news and i so happy. FOR THE WIN! FOR THE ALLIANCE!
One thing I would like to point out:The world of Middle-earth was created alongside a book.Warcraft started off as something small and grew to a whole collection of stories and eventually a whole universe.But unlike Tolkien's works, Warcraft is in the first place a videogame and therefor, in my opinion, more of a challenge to make a film out of it than i.e. The Lord of the Rings.I don't, in any case, try to disvalue Warcraft by pointing out that it hasn't been a book in the first place.
Following the story from both and Horde and Ally in the battle of something BIG! (Like Ahn'Qiraj, War of the ancients, first- second or third-war)Imagine: Following a Druid, Shaman, Paladin, Warrior and a Priest in one of the above suggestion. Ofc we can start out with everone just got out of training and going freelancing. (Except the druid, there is not alot of them so (s)he is proberly sent to felwood or something. Then they all meet when they hear about some big battle and go their when the face (ex) the Qiraj.and so on.your following some "chars" in they dailyday when a threat looms and they go to the threat (ex: Qiraj), where they meet some others and they join as a group but not only seen from one factions point.But ofc i dont want it as a seven-year-old-cartoon. No! I want something that everyone can jump into.you make the movie like this:________________________________________ Ally_ _Hordeyou get to know the adventures(on both sides) ->_ |______ |_________________________________________ |<WAR> |_________________________________________ | __ ___ |___ The 2 team find clues about the other team -> \\ _____ /___ ______________________________________ \\ ____ /__________________________________________ \\ _ _ /____The 2 team join eachother on their adventure -> \\ _/____________________________________________ |__________Problems! (maybe split up)->____ ______ |____________________________________________ |________________________________________ Epic BattleThe point is: Some freelance adventures you can regonize as your own toon in a epic battle.
Obviously it'll be at least a trilogy, unless it turns out to be a huge pile of crap.I really think the first fo them should focus on another race than Humans, i'd bet on Orcs, the history of Thrall. And i'm not saying that just because i play as Horde, but because that's jut not expected.It'd be kinda something like Star Wars. First you tell the story of Thrall, how much he and his people suffered on the hands of Humans. Orcs are the "Bad ones" in every single Fantasy setting, this should be shattered right form thebeginning, so people who don't know WoW would just think "Oh in this movie World Humans are Bad and Orcs are nice". But the second movie would tell the story of Varian Wrynn and ^&*! up with all the Humans Bad Orcs Nice thing the first fim built, showing the audience that in Warcraft, just like in the real world, there is no such thing as Good or Bad, there's only different thinking. Obviously there should be a third movie when they ally together against Arthas or the Buning Legion or whatever.But even if the story comes from before Varyan and Thrall i really think they shouldn't depict a human hero battling Orcs. Everyone just expect that, and if they do it it'll be harder to convince the audience later that the Horde isn't the villians after all.And Michael Bay should keep his dirty hands AWAY from our WoW. I mean, people who watched Transformers is in their early 20's, they don't wanna see a teenager running around with Robots anymore, they want to see something more mature. Transformers is So more deep than that stupid movie, sure the robots were awesome, but the movie...I really can't think of anyone besides Peter Jackson directing it. And Hans Zimmer(Gladiator) and Alan Silvestri(Van Helsing, Beowulf) on the soundtrack for the love of God.
Even though I don't see myself playing beyond 2011, I could see this as a nice bone to lure all us dogs into staying after the next expansion which brings us to lvl 90. The game is wearing down and they need to reinforce our "love" for it.So, a movie in 2011 might just hit the spot. They toss in the final expansion to lvl 100 and then roll down to minimum maintenance, reducing the number of servers and content added. But we'll still bite into it :)
When they were making the LOTR movies fans of the books said 'BETTER BE GOOD!'... and in the end it really was. With the right production team and writers who know the lore inside out, a series of WoW movies could be really EPIC and also make big bucks for Blizz. They already make a fortune they got nothing to lose. Now all we are waiting for is for Peter Jackson to say 'ME ME ME!'. :)
A few things:The movie is taking place from the Alliance point of view.It takes place during (around) the events of the Third War.The story is not based around the main story events, it's a sub-plot.This was all confirmed in an interview during the 2007 Blizzcon, if I remember correctly.One thing you have to keep in mind, movies are made to make money. They aren't making it exclusively for Warcraft fans. That would be foolish. They're trying to make it as main-stream as possible.
I really doubt that i'tll be only one movie. I mean, how many movies out there don't have at least one sequence?Anything related to Warcraft lore just can't be told in a 3 hour movie. Even if it's just a Sub-plot, the reason LOTR worked is because that fantasy world was rich enough for people to believe in it. They developed the characteristics of each race in the movie pretty well, like on the books.I'll propose something: What's the Cast of your Warcraft Movie? Or who should play the whole of the main characters of WoW?Some i'd choose:Khael'ThasSaurfang Brann BronzebeardThrall (Maybe)
You know what would make the WoW movie truly respectable, even by critic standards? Centering it around the Forsaken and their tragedy. It would cleanse the movie of the "sword and sorcery LOTR ripoff" label, give it a solid story that's more than special effects and one-liners. Have a good actress like Natalie Portman (rawr) play a female forsaken risen out of a mass grave and follow her story. Make the Scarlet Crusade an antagonist but focus more on the inner turmoil of the forsaken and how they are coping with their new way of life.