Ben Foster talked with the guys from IGN about his character in the Warcraft movie. Last week when we head that Warcraft movie is done filming, we expected to hear more about it but now so fast. Anyhow this is great and looks like the character Ben Foster is playing is none other than Medivh.
For those who do now know, Medivh was a great magus but it was corrupted and helped Gul’dan to open the Dark Portal. He was slain for that, but he returned as a mysterious prophet and helped in the battle of Mount Hyjal. You can read more about it if you want more details about this in game character.
Here is what Ben Foster said about his character, Medivh:
“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?“
Ben said that Medivh is not a is not a performance-capture character, but…
“No, 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.“
He also said a few words about the actual movie and its visual effects:
“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.“
Let’s hope more and more similar details about the movie will come in the near future. I bet a lot of people is waiting for this movie…