Duncan Jones' Warcraft movie held promise, but ultimately failed to please critics, audiences, and the studio (even though it raked in incredible amounts of cash overseas). Heck, a displeased journalist even walked out on Jones mid-interview. Because of its poor performance at the domestic box office and even more discouraging critical reception, the studio decided not to continue Jones' planned trilogy.
Duncan Jones is currently promoting the 4K release of his masterpiece, the Sam Rockwell-led Moon. Jones' Warcraft film came up during an interview, prompting the director to describe the trilogy that could've been. Even now, three years after the film's release, Jones still seems rather disappointed that his vision didn't resonate with audiences.
Here's what he told Collider:
It's clear that Duncan Jones truly believed in the project and desperately wanted to continue exploring the big, exciting story he'd set up in the first film. Say what you will about the film itself, but you've gotta admit that the director absolutely poured his heart into this project.
There were whispers of a director's cut, but Duncan Jones himself shot those rumors down as quickly as they'd popped up. His reasoning carried a finality that even the film's most passionate supporters couldn't ignore. So yeah, the franchise is dead. However, if you love Jones' work and want to see what he's been up to, check out Mute on Netflix.
What do you think? Are you disappointed we won't ever get those Warcraft sequels or are you done with the franchise? Sound off in the comments below!
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