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‘Warcraft’ Director Duncan Jones Interested in Sequel, Says He’s ‘Proud and Furious’ About Film

Despite a dismal box office performance in the U.S. and a harsh critical reception, “Warcraft” filmmaker Duncan Jones stands behind his film.

“I’m equally proud and furious about ‘Warcraft,'” Jones told Thrillist. “I love it. I spent so much time on it. I put all my heart into trying to make it work. Parts of it, I think, work but it also drives me crazy that I wasn’t able to push through everything that I knew needed to happen in order to make the film I knew it could be.”

One of the things that didn’t quite work for Jones was the pacing of the film. He acknowledges that as one of aspects that critics focused on when reviewing his movie.

“A lot of people have criticized the jumpiness of the pacing. Trust me, if anyone is frustrated about the pacing of the film and how that turned out, it’s me. It’s not because I didn’t know what was happening, but as I said, death of 1,000 cuts.”

But all that said, Jones does see room for a sequel. The director thinks the world that “Warcraft” set up allows for more exploration.

“If there were an opportunity for us to make another film in the ‘Warcraft’ universe I really feel like we did the hard work in the first movie as far as setting the table,” Jones said. “I would love to capitalize on three-and-a-half years of hard work and be able to have some fun in that world now that I’ve done the hard work. [So] who knows? Maybe I’m just being a masochist.”

Jones is currently working on “Mute,” with Alexander Skarsgard and Paul Rudd attached to star.

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