Production has recently wrapped on Legendary Pictures and Universal's big screen adaptation of Blizzard's Warcraft series with Moon and Source Code director Duncan Jones at the helm, and even now we still don't know all that much about the film. Enter Ben Foster, an actor whom you might recognize as Angel from X-Men: The Last Stand and one of the stars of the film. Foster recently spoke with IGN about the adaptation and revealed who he will be playing, and longtime "Warcraft" fans will recognize the name.
"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."
Foster went on to talk about Jones' vision for the film and how it's not simply a video game becoming a movie.
"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?"
The subject of the special effects in the film also came up, which Foster has nothing but praise for, saying:
"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."
Also starring Travis Fimmel, Paula Patton, Toby Kebbell, Rob Kazinsky, Dominic Cooper, Daniel Wu and Clancy Brown, Warcraft is written by Jones and Charles Leavitt. It's scheduled to hit theaters on March 11, 2016.