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Warcraft movie delayed to summer 2016

The wait to see Warcraft on the big screen just got a little longer. Universal and Legendary announced another delay for the Warcraft movie today, pushing the fantasy film to June 10, 2016.

Warcraft was previously scheduled to hit theaters March 11, 2016. The Duncan Jones-directed adaptation of Blizzard's Warcraft franchise was originally booked for a Dec. 18, 2015 release, but was moved shortly after Star Wars: The Force Awakens claimed that date. Filming on Warcraft wrapped in May 2014.

Blizzard and Legendary debuted a brief snippet of Warcraft at BlizzCon 2014, detailed the movie's cast and showed off what the game's orcs and humans — Orgrim Doomhammer and King Llane, specifically — will look like.

Jones, who co-wrote the screenplay, discussed the story of Warcraft at BlizzCon 2013, which he described as an origin story that touches on the first contact between Lothar and Durotan.

"One of the real difficult decisions we had was what part of the lore to focus on," Jones said at the time, saying Warcraft has "such a huge, vast timeline," that the goal was to get "to the root of what Warcraft is and where it came from."

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