‘Warcraft’ Sequel Teased by Film’s Official Social Media Account…In China
Warcraft didn’t perform very well domestically, which isn’t entirely surprising considering that Duncan Jones’ adaptation of the popular video game franchise didn’t exactly have broad appeal. But as many predicted, Warcraft was a huge hit overseas, particularly in China, with the international box office grosses making it the most successful video game movie of all time. But are those international numbers enough to justify a sequel?
It looks like that may be the case. The World of Warcraft Reddit page (via /Film) found this post from the official Warcraft account on Weibo, the Chinese microblogging site that’s similar to Twitter. They translated the Chinese text, and although it’s a bit rough, it definitely seems like there are already plans for a sequel:
This will remain a rumor until Legendary makes it official, of course, but now that the film studio is owned by Chinese conglomerate Wanda Group, it seems pretty likely that we could get a Warcraft sequel despite the film’s disappointing box office returns in the US. Although Legendary is now a subsidiary of a Chinese company, the studio only received a fraction of that box office haul; it’s unclear how that might affect potential sequel production and distribution plans.
Warcraft isn’t a terrible movie — certainly not as bad as Tim Burton’s similarly CGI-saturated Alice in Wonderland, and that film also managed to yield a sequel despite a large number of negative reviews. Honestly, if we have to have a sequel to something, Warcraft would be better than most options.