(Though I thought it was just a movie based on the wider Warcraft IP. But you cannot say “Warcraft” in the media without pre-pending “World of” I suppose. And WoW is certainly the most popular form of the Warcraft IP.)
Anyway, the glint of positive in this for those who want the movie to come to fruition… and I count myself among them, even if I suspect it will be comically bad, because we need comically bad movies… came in the reason for Raimi’s departure/removal from the project. They key quote from Crave Online:
Actually, they don’t have me directing World of Warcraft anymore because when I took the Oz job, they had to move on to another director. They had to start making it.
Emphasis is mine.
He is off to make Oz: The Great and Powerful, but production had to go on. They had to start making it.
So we might yet see if a Warcraft movie can do for WoW what two Dungeons & Dragons movies did for D&D! Too bad that chances of a Bruce Campbell role in the movie just went down. Still, there is plenty of space for epic casting.
Bonus Item: The Fear the Boot podcast watched and talked about both D&D movies in one episode, if you have never seen them but want to hear about them from people who are passionate about role playing games. You can find the episode here.