I don’t know if I should be surprised by this news or kind off used to it already after so many years of production. One thing I am for sure now is dissapointed. They moved from December 2015 due to overlaping with new Star Wars movie and that actually made sense. Nobody wants to go head to head with such a juggernaut like new Star Wars movie. So they movied in March, perfect time for a fresh still to prove itself franchise. The fanbase for Warcraft is huge, but that’s not the main targeted audiance and this is still a game to movie project which is still conidered a risky deal. March 11, 2016 would be perfect premiere date, two weeks before Batman v. Superman, it would simple rule the box office.
But I guess Universal had a different idea. They did a reshuffle of their movie premiere dates and realized that Warcraft movie is summer blockbuster, which I absolutley agree with, except it still needs to prove itself. So they moved the Warcraft movie release date about three months ahead to June 10, 2016. Now even that date is still not high competition to go against. On a same week they will go against The Conjuring 2 (kind off not the same audiance target) and Uncharted which is kind off a same targeted audiance since it also a game to movie project which is an Indiana Jones style story and for sure I’m interested despite the fact I didn’t play the game, but heard a lot of good things about it.
A week before there is TMNT 2, which in my opinion doesn’t stand a chance against Warcraft and Uncharted combo and than for two weeks it’s pretty much easy ride until Independence Day 2, Transformers 5 and The Mummy reboot hits the movie theaters.
Is June 10th a bad date for Warcraft? I don’t think so, but to wait another 3 months….well, that pisses me off. They better show some teaser trailer even a year ahead just to say sorry for the extra 3 months we need to wait….again.