Details surrounding Duncan Jones’ Warcraft have been in fairly short supply, but with shooting completed Ben Foster has revealed who he’s playing: Magus Medivh.
Speaking to IGN, the star of Lone Survivor and X-Men: The Last Stand said “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.”
He also explained his excitement about what the director of Moon and Source Code has brought to the material. “What’s exciting about Duncan Jones’ take on this videogame 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?”
It also sounds like the motion capture, which Foster clarifies his character isn’t, will be something special. “The way that they’re pushing motion-capture – I just saw some of the test footage – it’s unlike anything I’ve ever seen. It’s performance-capture. It pushes it to the next level. It’s going to be one helluva 3D event… mine’s not, but there are interactions with a lot of characters that are. There are a lot of different kinds of creatures in this picture that I interact with.”
Warcraft also stars Paula Patton, Toby Kebbell, Clancy Brown, Dominic Cooper, Travis Fimmel, Callum Keith Rennie, Rob Kazinsky and Daniel Cudmore.
Warcraft will be released in cinemas on 11 March 2016. You can buy Moon on Blu-ray for £7.50 at Amazon.co.uk.