No World of Warcraft Movie in 2015, Pushed Back to 2016
BlizzCon 2013 took place earlier this month where a World of Warcraft movie panel confirmed that the film would hit theaters on December 18, 2015.
Seeing as to how the game is losing subscribers at an alarming rate, a friend of mine made a joke as to whether anyone would be even around by that time when the film is launched. Seemingly Blizzard has no worries about that because the movie has now been delayed to March 11, 2016.
No reason was given for the delay but movie goers are pretty sure the delay is to get out of the cross hairs of Star Wars: Episode VII, which releases on the same December 18 date. Theaters are going to be packed on this day and according to reports, it’s the reason Universal has decided to push the World of Warcraft movie by three months.
At least fans have the closure of knowing that there ‘is’ a movie in production and it will release eventually.
At BlizzCon 2013 the movie’s visual effects director, Bill Westenhofer, said that the team plans to use a mix of live-action and CG effects to create a “gritty, muddy, down in the dirt, covered in grime” feel that he compared to Gladiator. “The swords that are being built are the biggest swords that a human can wield,” Westenhofer said.