Ben Foster Talks His “Warcraft” Character

Actor Ben Foster has confirmed that he’ll be playing the sorcerer Medivh in Duncan Jones’ fantasy based action adventure “Warcraft,” based on the popular “World of Warcraft” video game franchise.

Whilst the impressive cast for the film has been known for sometime, this is the first information we’ve really had on one of the roles they’ll be playing. Talking about his character with IGN, Foster says:

“The character in Warcraft that I play is named Medivh. He’s a mage, which is essentially a sorcerer. 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. What’s exciting about Duncan Jones’ take on this video game is that it shows both sides of the war. 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?”

Foster says his character isn’t motion capture, but he had interactions with a lot of characters that are.

Paula Patton, Anson Mount, Paul Dano, Colin Farrell, Travis Fimmel, Anton Yelchin, Toby Kebbell and Dominic Cooper also star in the film which recently wrapped filming ahead of a long post-production schedule.