While much of the main cast has been established for the upcoming ‘Warcraft’ film, the characters each actor/actress will be portraying is still largely a mystery. We’ve been told the film will focus on the early goings-on of Azeroth and will have a nice balance between both the humans and the orcs. Now, actor Ben Foster has given us our first name to go along with the story details (via IGN).
“The character in Warcraft that I play is named Medivh. He’s a mage, which is essentially a sorcerer,” Foster revealed. “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?”
There you have it, Ben Foster will be playing the sorcerer, Medivh. How close his portrayal will play to the lore remains to be seen but Foster is a phenomenal actor that will undoubtedly bring something unique to the table.
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