Ben Foster playing Medivh in upcoming Warcraft movie

We've known for almost half a year now some of the names attached to the Warcraft movie directed by Duncan Jones, but we haven't known who the actors would be playing. However, actor Ben Foster (3:10 to Yuma, X-Men: The Last Stand) recently revealed to IGN that he will be playing the role of Medivh when the film hits theaters in 2016.

"He came up in a time protecting an area, and the way he protected this area was through magic," Foster said. "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." We won't spoil how closely that does - or doesn't - fit with the established Warcraft lore, but you can always read up on the character if you like.

Warcraft has already finished filming, but will require extensive post-production work due to the movie's use of CG characters. Foster himself seemed impressed with the work done so far. "The way that they're pushing motion-capture - I just saw some of the test footage - it's unlike anything I've ever seen," he said. "It's performance-capture. It pushes it to the next level. It's going to be one hell of a 3D event."
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This article was originally published on Joystiq.