Rumor: Cinematic Director Marc Messenger Has Left Blizzard

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According to his profile on LinkedIn, Cinematic Director Marc Messenger has left Blizzard.

Rumor Cinematic Director Marc Messenger Has Left Blizzard

Key Takeaways

  • Marc Messenger, Cinematic Director at Blizzard for 16 years, has left the company as per his LinkedIn profile.
  • He’s now a freelancer.
  • His work includes iconic cinematics for World of Warcraft, as well as contributions to Overwatch, Diablo, and Hearthstone.
  • Messenger’s background includes narrative video production for blockbuster films like “Blade” and “Superman Returns.”

Marc Messenger seems to have bid farewell to Blizzard Entertainment after more than 16 years as Cinematic Director. The news of his departure mirrors that of Steve Danuser, which was brought to light back in February. A World of Warcraft community member stumbled upon this development through LinkedIn:

Apparently, Messenger parted ways with Blizzard in January 2024. Since then, he has been working as a Freelancer.

Rumor: Cinematic Director Marc Messenger Has Left Blizzard

Marc Messenger joined Blizzard in August 2007. During his tenure, he participated in the creation of nearly every cinematic for World of Warcraft. From Cataclysm to Dragonflight, his work includes intro cinematics and transitional cutscenes such as:

which are part of “Varok Saurfang’s Mak’gora,” and narrative shorts for expansion launches like: 

Beyond WoW, he also contributed to developing numerous trailers, shorts, and cinematics for Overwatch, Diablo, and Hearthstone.

Before taking his role as a Blizzard Cinematic Director, Messenger had also worked as a screenwriter and art director for blockbuster movies such as “Blade,” “Superman Returns,” and the “Final Destination” series.

Messenger’s future plans remain undisclosed. After all, even the news about his departure has yet to be officially announced. However, more information may emerge in the coming days.

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