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** Uwe Boll tried to get the rights to make the film, but Blizzard thankfully shot him down (with prejudice; according to Boll, they told him "We will not sell the movie rights, not to you… especially not to you. Because it’s such a big online game success, maybe a bad movie [[FranchiseKiller would destroy that ongoing income, what the company has with it.]]").

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** Uwe Boll Creator/UweBoll tried to get the rights to make the film, but Blizzard thankfully shot him down (with prejudice; according to Boll, they told him "We will not sell the movie rights, not to you… especially not to you. Because it’s such a big online game success, maybe a bad movie [[FranchiseKiller would destroy that ongoing income, what the company has with it.]]").

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* PlayingGertrude: Travis Fimmel and Burkely Duffield play father and son, despite there only being a 13 year age difference between them.


* BoxOfficeBomb: The film tanked in the United States (Budget: $160 million - Domestic box office: $47 million). However, it made a whopping [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff $156 million during its Chinese opening weekend]], and grossed over $433 million worldwide, making it the highest-grossing movie to be based on a video game worlwide at the time. Given that Legendary Pictures is now co-owned by a Chinese company, they get to keep a bigger share of the Chinese ticket sales than typical "foreign-made" movies. China will be a decisive factor in greenlighting a sequel or not.

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* BoxOfficeBomb: The film tanked in the United States (Budget: $160 million - Domestic box office: $47 million). However, it made a whopping [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff $156 million during its Chinese opening weekend]], and grossed over $433 million worldwide, making it the highest-grossing movie to be based on a video game worlwide at the time. Given that Legendary Pictures is now co-owned by a Chinese company, they get to keep a bigger share of the Chinese ticket sales than typical "foreign-made" movies. China will be a decisive factor in greenlighting a sequel or not.


* StillbornFranchise: The movie was meant to begin a film franchise, but the poor box office numbers outside China and co-producer Legendary Pictures leaving Universal two years later ensured it wouldn't happen.

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* StillbornFranchise: The movie was meant to begin a film franchise, but the poor box office numbers outside China and co-producer Legendary Pictures leaving Universal two years later ensured it wouldn't happen.don't seem to indicate that a sequel is likely to see the light of day.

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* StillbornFranchise: The movie was meant to begin a film franchise, but the poor box office numbers outside China and co-producer Legendary Pictures leaving Universal two years later ensured it wouldn't happen.


* CowboyBebopAtHisComputer: Many critics and bloggers without much knowledge of the ''Warcraft'' franchise were quick to say the film is "an adaptation of the MMORPG ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft''". While the film ''does'' borrow to ''[=WoW=]'' for aesthetic and WorldBuilding purposes, it adapts the 1994 RTS that started the franchise, ''Warcraft: Orcs & Humans''.

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* CowboyBebopAtHisComputer: Many critics and bloggers without much knowledge of the ''Warcraft'' franchise were quick to say the film is "an adaptation of the MMORPG ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft''". While the film ''does'' borrow to ''[=WoW=]'' for aesthetic and WorldBuilding purposes, it adapts the storyline of the 1994 RTS that started the franchise, franchise and not any storyline from ''[=WoW=]'', ''Warcraft: Orcs & Humans''.


* OneOfUs: Creator/RobertKazinsky is known for this, but the DVD/[=BluRay=] special feature "The Fandom of ''Warcraft''" had Ben Schnetzer (Khadgar) reveal that Robert has over 400 days of playtime clocked in for ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft''.


* RealLife/MeanCharacterNiceActor:
** Gul'dan is an EvilSorcerer and the BigBad of the film, while Creator/DanielWu is a NiceGuy and a family man.
** And, of course, there's Blackhand; Creator/ClancyBrown is known for this trope.


* ActorAllusion: Lothar has been noted as being fairly similar to Travis Fimmel's role as Ragnar on ''Series/{{Vikings}}''. He also jokes about wolf skin making good clothes - referencing the legend about Ragnar making wolf skin more durable in ''Vikings''. His half of the poster on the main page is fairly similar to the poster on ''Vikings'' as well, down to facial expression.
* ActorInspiredElement: Duncan Jones has [[http://www.empireonline.com/movies/features/warcraft/ explained]] that Lothar loses his boots in his fight with [[spoiler:the clay golem]] because Travis Fimmel {{does not like shoes}}, prompting Jones to come up with a reason for him to go barefoot on set.

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* ActorAllusion: Lothar has been noted as being fairly similar to Travis Fimmel's role as Ragnar on ''Series/{{Vikings}}''. He also jokes about wolf skin making good clothes - referencing the legend about Ragnar making wolf skin more durable in ''Vikings''. His half of the poster on the main page is fairly similar to the poster on ''Vikings'' as well, down to facial expression.
* ActorInspiredElement: Duncan Jones Creator/DuncanJones has [[http://www.empireonline.com/movies/features/warcraft/ explained]] that Lothar loses his boots in his fight with [[spoiler:the clay golem]] because Travis Fimmel {{does not like shoes}}, prompting Jones to come up with a reason for him to go barefoot on set.



* BoxOfficeBomb: ''Warcraft'' tanked in the United States (Budget: $160 million - Domestic box office: $47 million). However, it made a whopping [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff $156 million during its Chinese opening weekend]], and grossed over $433 million worldwide, making it the highest-grossing movie to be based on a video game worlwide at the time. Given that Legendary Pictures is now co-owned by a Chinese company, they get to keep a bigger share of the Chinese ticket sales than typical "foreign-made" movies. China will be a decisive factor in greenlighting a sequel or not.
* CastingGag: Uncertain if this is intentional, but Dominic Cooper and Ruth Negga, who play the royal couple in the movie, also play main couple Jesse and Tulip in ''Series/Preacher2016''. Also doubles as RealLifeRelative giving that the two actors are dating in real-life.

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* BoxOfficeBomb: ''Warcraft'' The film tanked in the United States (Budget: $160 million - Domestic box office: $47 million). However, it made a whopping [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff $156 million during its Chinese opening weekend]], and grossed over $433 million worldwide, making it the highest-grossing movie to be based on a video game worlwide at the time. Given that Legendary Pictures is now co-owned by a Chinese company, they get to keep a bigger share of the Chinese ticket sales than typical "foreign-made" movies. China will be a decisive factor in greenlighting a sequel or not.
* CastingGag: Uncertain if this is intentional, but Dominic Cooper and Ruth Negga, who play the royal couple in the movie, also play main couple Jesse and Tulip in ''Series/Preacher2016''. Also doubles as RealLifeRelative giving that the two actors are dating in real-life.
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* SavedFromDevelopmentHell: Has been in planning for the better part of a decade. To elaborate a little, at some point Sam Raimi (director of the first ''Film/SpiderManTrilogy'' and ''Film/ArmyOfDarkness'' among others) was going to direct. He pitched an idea to Blizzard whose main character he described as an "anti-Thrall" but Blizzard didn't want such an Alliance-centric story.

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* ReleaseDateChange: The film was going to be released in December 2015 but was pushed back to May 2016 to avoid the release of ''Film/TheForceAwakens''.
* SavedFromDevelopmentHell: Has been in planning for the better part of a decade. To elaborate a little, at some point Sam Raimi (director of the first ''Film/SpiderManTrilogy'' and ''Film/ArmyOfDarkness'' among others) was going to direct. He pitched an idea to Blizzard whose main character he described as an "anti-Thrall" but Blizzard didn't want such an Alliance-centric story.



** Colin Farrell was approached to play King Llane, met with the director and read the script. Eventually Dominic Cooper was cast instead.

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** Colin Farrell Creator/ColinFarrell was approached to play King Llane, met with the director and read the script. Eventually Dominic Cooper Creator/DominicCooper was cast instead.instead. At one point, Creator/JohnnyDepp was interested in starring.


* AwesomeDearBoy: One of the reasons Daniel Wu took the role as Gul'dan [[http://warcraftmovie.blizzplanet.com/blog/comments/sdcc-2015-warcraft-movie-panel is because his wife]] plays ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft''.

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* AwesomeDearBoy: One of the reasons Daniel Wu Creator/DanielWu took the role as Gul'dan [[http://warcraftmovie.blizzplanet.com/blog/comments/sdcc-2015-warcraft-movie-panel is because his wife]] plays ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft''.


* BoxOfficeBomb: ''Warcraft'' tanked in the United States (Budget: $160 million - Domestic box office: $47 million). However, it made a whopping [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff $156 million during its Chinese opening weekend]], and grossed over $433 million worldwide, making it the highest-grossing movie to be based on a video game worlwide to this day. Given that Legendary Pictures is now co-owned by a Chinese company, they get to keep a bigger share of the Chinese ticket sales than typical "foreign-made" movies. China will be a decisive factor in greenlighting a sequel or not.

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* BoxOfficeBomb: ''Warcraft'' tanked in the United States (Budget: $160 million - Domestic box office: $47 million). However, it made a whopping [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff $156 million during its Chinese opening weekend]], and grossed over $433 million worldwide, making it the highest-grossing movie to be based on a video game worlwide to this day.at the time. Given that Legendary Pictures is now co-owned by a Chinese company, they get to keep a bigger share of the Chinese ticket sales than typical "foreign-made" movies. China will be a decisive factor in greenlighting a sequel or not.



* CowboyBebopAtHisComputer: Many critics and bloggers without much knowledge of the ''Warcraft'' franchise were quick to say the film is "an adaptation of the MMORPG ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft''". While the film ''does'' borrow to ''WoW'' for aesthetic and WorldBuilding purposes, it adapts the 1994 RTS that started the franchise, ''Warcraft: Orcs & Humans''.

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* CowboyBebopAtHisComputer: Many critics and bloggers without much knowledge of the ''Warcraft'' franchise were quick to say the film is "an adaptation of the MMORPG ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft''". While the film ''does'' borrow to ''WoW'' ''[=WoW=]'' for aesthetic and WorldBuilding purposes, it adapts the 1994 RTS that started the franchise, ''Warcraft: Orcs & Humans''.

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* CowboyBebopAtHisComputer: Many critics and bloggers without much knowledge of the ''Warcraft'' franchise were quick to say the film is "an adaptation of the MMORPG ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft''". While the film ''does'' borrow to ''WoW'' for aesthetic and WorldBuilding purposes, it adapts the 1994 RTS that started the franchise, ''Warcraft: Orcs & Humans''.


* BoxOfficeBomb: ''Warcraft'' tanked in the United States (Budget: $160 million - Domestic box office: $47 million). However, it made a whopping [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff $156 million during its Chinese opening weekend]], and grossed over $433 million worldwide, making it the highest-grossing movie to be based on a video game worlwide to this day. Given that Legendary Pictures is now co-owned by a Chinese company, they get to keep a bigger share of the Chinese ticket sales than typical "foreign-made" movies.

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* BoxOfficeBomb: ''Warcraft'' tanked in the United States (Budget: $160 million - Domestic box office: $47 million). However, it made a whopping [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff $156 million during its Chinese opening weekend]], and grossed over $433 million worldwide, making it the highest-grossing movie to be based on a video game worlwide to this day. Given that Legendary Pictures is now co-owned by a Chinese company, they get to keep a bigger share of the Chinese ticket sales than typical "foreign-made" movies. China will be a decisive factor in greenlighting a sequel or not.


** Gul'dan is an EvilSorcerer and the BigBad of the film, while Daniel Wu is a NiceGuy and a family man.

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** Gul'dan is an EvilSorcerer and the BigBad of the film, while Daniel Wu Creator/DanielWu is a NiceGuy and a family man.

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