In an interview with IGN, actor Ben Foster revealed that he will play legendary prophet Medivh in the Warcraft movie. Foster also praised the visual effects of the film, claiming they’re “unlike anything [he’s] ever seen”. The movie, which is directed by Duncan Jones, has just finished shooting and is slated for a release on March 11th 2016.
Ben Foster is known for his roles in films such as X-Men: The Last Stand and Lone Survivor.
“The character in Warcraft that I play is named Medivh. He’s a mage, which is essentially a sorcerer,” Foster told IGN. “He came up in a time protecting an area, and the way he protected this area was through magic. As peace returned to this land he took a break. He hung up his staff, so to speak, or let his guns get dusty. We meet him as his friends are returning asking for his help in a battle.”
Foster also had much respect for director Duncan Jones and his vision too. “What’s exciting about Duncan Jones’ take on this video game is that it shows both sides of the war.” explained Foster. “It shows both sides of a conflict, which is exciting to me. It’s not just a video game turned into a movie. It’s asking, hopefully, an important question of, where do we limit our compassion for what we consider to be the bad guys?”
Towards the end of the interview, Foster teased the fact that he’d seen some test footage, in which the visual effects (provided by ILM) were “unlike anything [he’s] ever seen”, and will promise to be “one helluva 3D event” once finished.