Ben Foster reveals details of his Warcraft character

Ben Foster has been speaking about his role in Duncan Jones' upcoming Warcraft adaptation, with the star revealing some key plot details along the way…

"The character in Warcraft that I play is named Medivh," says Foster. "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 the film as a whole, explaining how Jones has adapted the franchise into a satisfying cinematic narrative.

"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," he continues. "It’s asking, hopefully, an important question of, where do we limit our compassion for what we consider to be the bad guys?"

Directed by Jones and co-starring Paula Patton, Dominic Cooper and Toby Kebbell, Warcraft will open in the UK on 11 March 2016.