Ender And Colonel Graff Strike A Pose In Latest Ender’s Game Image

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Ender's GameGavin Hood’s (X-Men Origins: Wolverine) adaptation of Orson Scott Card’s science fiction classic, Ender’s Game, is still a long way off. We won’t lay eyes on the film until November 1, just in time to usher in end-of-the-year blockbuster season. But just because we’re months out, and have most of a summer’s worth of big movies to wade through, doesn’t mean it’s too soon to start the hype machine. In that spirit, take a look at this latest picture from Ender’s Game.

This photograph, which comes from the film’s Facebook page, has a definite Sears Portrait Studio vibe. Composition wise, stars Harrison Ford and Asa Butterfield are posed much like a family portrait. They also look miserable, like most people having their pictures taken. Butterfield—who plays the titular Andrew “Ender” Wiggan, a young but strategically gifted military mind—has a vacant look on his face, staring off into the distance.

For his part, Ford—in the role of Colonel Graff, the headmaster of the underage military academy that recruits Ender—looks like something smells bad. Perhaps the next group in line has a baby with a poop-filled diaper. That’s the expression on his face in this image. All in all, it seems like a strange choice. Then again, they didn’t ask me.

We do get a nice look at Ender’s battle uniform, the get-up he wears when he leads his fellow recruits into the intense zero-gravity exercises at the Battle School. It looks something like a futuristic motorcycle outfit. Scuttlebutt around the Internet is that the film has taken some liberties with the source material, making substantial changes, but what we’ve seen so far admittedly looks pretty damn cool.

Ender leads a cast that also includes Ben Kingsley, Hailee Steinfeld, Abigail Breslin, Moises Arias, Viola Davis, Brandon Soo Hoo, Khylin Rhambo, and Nonso Anozie into battle this fall.


  • SuperClete

    I know nothing about this movie other than what I just read in this article. But why does it sound like Harry Potter in Space? Hopefully it’s cooler than it sounds.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Sara-E-James/170101031 Sara E. James

      The book is really good.

      • SuperClete

        Books? Who has time to read books? Oh, okay, I’ll try to make time. I’ve got a good 5 months!

    • Jesus:version buddha 3.9

      Not at all like Harry Potter, and for my money, way better. There are around seven or eight sequels to it though. Two trilogies depart from the novel and go in very different directions. It will be very interesting if this movie does well enough to foster sequels. I sincerely hope it does. Along with Hyperion, this is probably the most deserved book franchise that needs to be adapted.

  • Jim

    Looking less rough than he did in Indy IV. Mind you, you’d look rough too if you’d been nuked.