The much talked about “Warcraft” movie has geek blogs buzzing with excitement, but we have also noticed some anxiety since we have not received a lot of details about the characters the actors will portray. Ben Foster recently broke the silence in an interview with IGN and revealed that he will take on the role as Medivh, “a mage, which is essentially a sorcerer”.
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“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 [director] 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…”
“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,”
Gaming geeks that enjoy the complex RPG game will be familiar with the character Medivh. We personally love the character’s back-story which reveals that he was possessed by the spirit of the demonlord Sargeras since birth. He used his power to eventually lead a pack of demons to seize the land but was stopped and killed by his childhood friend Sir Anduin Lothar, the Lion of Azeroth. Medivh was resurrected by Aegwynn and now with the evil Sargeras destroyed, Medivh became a mysterious prophet during the Third War.
Foster is not particularly known for his leading roles but he has taken a seat as a supporting actor in many memorable Hollywood dramas. He is best known for his work in
“Alpha Dog”, “Lone Survivor,” and “Contraband”.
Duncan Jones will direct from a script by “Blood Diamond” writer Charles Leavitt. Foster will be joined by Colin Farrel, Daniel Wu, Clancy Brown, Toby Kebbell, Robert Kazinsky, Travis Fimmel and Paula Patton. The big screen adaptation based on Blizzard’s popular video game is set to be released on March 11, 2016.