WARCRAFT Director Duncan Jones Talks Avengers Influence, Effects, and a Possible Sequel
There’s still so much we don’t know about Duncan Jones’ Warcraft, but from what I’ve see it looks like it’s going to be incredible. Video game based films don’t have the best track record, but Warcraft could very well be the movie to change all that. It might have the power to influence all of the other video game movies that will follow.
I think Warcraft will be the Iron Man of video game films. What I mean by that is that it will change the way video game movies are made, the same way that Iron Man changed the way comic book films were made.
In a recent interview with Wired, Jones opened up a little bit about the movie, the visual effects and more.
“Motion capture has become very specialized but also still just a tool of filmmaking. We tried to do a lot of large, in-camera sets so that we had an actual reality that the film was built on top of. Some of the time we had [actors doing motion capture] on location, some of the time we had them on set, sometimes there was green screen.”
The story that the movie tells will focus on the first time humans encounter the orcs, the look of which were influenced by the Hulk in Marvel’s Avengers films. When talking about the visual effects and supervisor Jeff White, who designed the orcs, Jones said,
“He absolutely nailed that character [Hulk], and orcs feel like they may have some of the same genetic background as the Hulk. When we found out that Jeff himself was actually an avid Warcraft player as well, it became clear how excited he was about playing in this universe, It was a match made in heaven.”
We got our first official look at the orcs recently, which you can check out here, and they look awesome. When a potential Warcraft sequel was brought up in the conversation, Jones said he’d like to develop an original project when he’s finished with Warcraft. Of course, he would eventually “love” to work on a sequel, “If I have the good fortune to work with the same group of people.”
So there’s always a chance he could direct the sequel if Legendary Pictures decides to move forward with one. This seems like the kind of epic film that could end up doing very well and turn into a lucrative franchise.
Fighting for The Alliance we have Dominic Cooper as King Llane Wrynn, Travis Fimmel as Anduin Lothar, Ben Foster as Medivh, Ben Schnetzer as Khadgar, and Ruth Negga as Lady Taria, and on the side of The Horde there is Clancy Brown as Blackhand, Toby Kebbel as Durotan, Robert Kazinsky as Ogrim, and Daniel Wu as Gul’Dan, and Paula Patton’s Garona caught in the middle.
Warcraft is set to be released in theaters on June 10th, 2016.