IGN spoke with actor Ben Foster
about his role in the upcoming Warcraft
film, and Foster revealed that he's playing none other than Medivh, the last Guardian of Tirisfal
, opener of the Dark Portal, and later savior of the world. From the interview, it seems as though the story for the film -- which has never really been properly revealed -- may be a little more clear. According to Foster, "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."
If Medivh's friends are asking for help regarding a certain portal to another world, we could be looking at a modified retelling of Warcraft: Orcs and Humans
, one created with a proper cinematic twist. It would certainly be a nice counterpoint to Warlords of Draenor
, which is sending players to explore an alternate version of Draenor. Needless to say, Medivh's confirmed appearance, and confirmed actor in the film are a nice surprise -- head to IGN for more from Foster and his role in the Warcraft
movie, hitting theaters in 2016.