Legendary Pictures announced today that they are moving back the Warcraft movie release date from Dec. 18, 2015 to March 11, 2016.
No comment was really given about the move to the new date, but the fact that the old date fell at the same time Star Wars Episode 7 was releasing is apparent they did not want to compete for that same weekend. As much as I love Warcraft and want to see the Warcraft movie, even I would have been conflicted to which one I would watch first (honestly, Star Wars would win out).
This move was orchestrated by Universal Pictures which recently partnered with Legendary back in July of this year.
It does not appear the change of release date will change the time frame when filming is supposed to begin a few short months from now.
UPDATE: The official press release can be found here.
Of interesting note, WarCraft will be available in 3D.
Legendary Pictures’WARCRAFT, a 3D epic adventure of world-colliding conflict based upon Blizzard Entertainment’s globally-renowned universe, will be directed by Duncan Jones (Moon, Source Code) and is written by Charles Leavitt and rewritten by Duncan Jones. The producers are Charles Roven, Thomas Tull, Jon Jashni and Alex Gartner. Stuart Fenegan, Jillian Share and Brent O’Connor will serve as executive producers. Blizzard’s Chris Metzen will co-produce.