PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
As an Orc horde invades the planet Azeroth using a magic portal, a few human heroes and dissenting Orcs must attempt to stop the true evil behind this war.
Duncan Jones said that the original script was very one sided; he stated it "was the stale fantasy trope of, humans are the good guys and monsters are the bad guys." After signing on to direct, he made major edits to the story, as well as the script, so both factions could tell their side of the story. He got approval from Blizzard, who was also looking to change the story.
There has been a war between orcs and humans for as long as can be remembered. But there was once a time, when we did not even know who our enemy was. Or what that evil green magic, the fel, had done to us. But in the beginning, how could we have ...
(at around 45 mins) When Anduin Lothar and other soldiers are spying on orcs from the forest, one soldier is leaning on a sword knocked in the ground. When standing up and pulling the sword from the ground, it shakes, making it clear that the sword is a prop made of softer material, rather than of strong metal.
The Blizzard Entertainment logo is made of ice, and features items/characters encased within: the runeblade Frostmourne from Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos (2002), Sarah Kerrigan from StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty (2010), Arthas Menethil from Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos (2002) and Tracer from Overwatch (2016).
According to director Duncan Jones, his directors cut runs 40 minutes longer.
$24,166,110 12 June 2016