FlickeringMyth.com shared what Jones told the crowd:
“This first film is about establishing the world, and showing Durotan helping his son escape a dying planet. So to me the idea over the course of three films would be for Thrall to fulfill that vision of Durotan to create a new homeland for the Orcs. So in [the sequel] it would be the adolescent years of that baby, and anyone who does know their Warcraft stories would know it’s very much a Spartacus story that goes on with that character. I would basically follow that through. And with the human side of it, which is a little less clear of how that would follow, but basically there is an aftermath to this film which would need to be completed. And on the Orc side you’re very much following that baby, Go’el, known as Thrall in the universe, and how he eventually creates the Orc homeland."My fascination with trying to do Warcraft in three films and the idea of family is, I love the idea of Durotan has sacrificed himself so his son and the people he cares about can survive – I want to see that sacrifice pay off. That’s the trilogy. That’s the heart of the story. The rest of it is mumbo jumbo names and shit (laughs). Good shit, because Chris Metzen is a wonderful writer, but the heart of the story is someone’s sacrifice because they thought it was worth sacrificing for, and it was a good person who has a good kid and I want that good kid to pay off.”
Unfortunately, Warcraft under delivered at the box office and was a huge disappointment earning only $47 million, not even half of the film's entire budget of $160 million. But it did okay at the global box office pushing the film out of flop status, pulling in a total of $386 million. Despite the huge gains internationally, Jones still seems doubtful that a sequel will be green lit. He says “there’s no reason for me to believe there’s any likelihood of it happening.”
It would be a shame if the story ended the way it did. The Warcraft game is such a rich world to pull from, the cinematic possibilities are nearly unlimited. If no sequel ever comes about, I would like to see a studio take another stab at the property.
What do you guys think, would you like to see Jones' vision for a sequel become a reality?