‘Ender’s Game’ Trailer #2: More Story, More Battle Scenes

Published 2 years ago by , Updated August 6th, 2013 at 12:12 pm,

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An Ender’s Game movie has been a long time coming, but the adaptation of Orson Scott Card’s seminal sci-fi novel is nearly here. The movie made a splash at Comic-Con 2013, with stars of the film – including Oscar-caliber talent like Harrison Ford, Viola Davis, Hailee Steinfeld and Ben Kingsley – showing up in force to promote this blockbuster tentpole for Summit Entertainment (Twilight), which is being helmed by X-Men Origins: Wolverine director Gavin Hood.

Check out the full Ender’s Game trailer above, which reveals more of the deeply-layered and rich character narrative that Card explored in his novels Ender’s Game and its sidequel novel, Ender’s Shadow.

Check out the extensive synopsis for the Ender’s Game movie:

In the near future, a hostile alien race called the Formics have attacked Earth. If not for the legendary heroics of International Fleet Commander Mazer Rackham (Ben Kingsley), all would have been lost. In preparation for the next attack, the highly esteemed Colonel Hyrum Graff (Harrison Ford) and the International Military are training only the best young minds to find the future Mazer.

Ender Wiggin (Asa Butterfield), a shy but strategically brilliant boy, is recruited to join the elite.  Arriving at Battle School, Ender quickly and easily masters increasingly difficult challenges and simulations, distinguishing himself and winning respect amongst his peers. Ender is soon ordained by Graff as the military’s next great hope, resulting in his promotion to Command School.  Once there, he’s trained by Mazer Rackham himself to lead his fellow soldiers into an epic battle that will determine the future of Earth and save the human race.


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As stated, the movie features an extensive cast; in addition to Ford, Kingsley, Davis and Steinfeld, you have Hugo star Asa Butterfield in the titular role. While Butterfield looks fairly good as Ender, and the sci-fi elements and effects in iconic sequences like the battle room  look captivating, there is still the looming question of whether this highly philosophical and ruminating story – long deemed “unfilmmable,” since it mostly focuses on its protagonist’s psyche – will be able to entice audiences.

Lionsgate struck box office gold with The Hunger Games (a book whose first-person perspective presented very similar narrative challenges), but the fan reception was mixed. Now Lionsgate’s partner, Summit, is trying to pull the same success from Ender’s Game, and it will be interesting to see if the end result was (literally) worth the long wait.


Ender’s Game will be in theaters on November 1, 2013.

Source: Summit (via iTunes)

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  1. Seriously dude that is a spoiler, for people who hasnt read the book you have told us what ends the final battle. We would have had no clue

  2. @Greg, it wasn’t a spoiler until you made the comment to it. :)

  3. Actually you spoiled it considering I didn’t say exactly what event it was. I left it pretty ambiguous so you can take your panties from puckered up arse.

    • dont get me wrong its not a big deal. trailers show the whole movie all the time now-a-days. Fast 6 and Wolverine come to mind, those trailers were especially spoilerific. We just make the comments cuz some people will see it that way

  4. haha freak dude I thought the same thing but you dont say that!! lots of people havent read it yet 😛 people are really good at connecting the dots when you say something like that

  5. I’ll give you an example of trailer spoilerage.

    The Departed.

    I knew Matt Damon would eventually get blown away. Why ?

    The trailer showed Mark Walberg in a jogging suit with bags on his feet shooting someone. 75% of the movie and I haven’t seen that part from the trailer… gee wonder who he’s going to shoot.

    • That’s not trailer “spoilerage”.
      By your logic every thing in a trailer is a “spoiler” since at some point you are going to see the scene you saw in the trailer in the movie. This makes absolutely no since when you think about it. of course you are going to eventually see the scene trailers show you but the context of the scenes are unknown to you up until that point.

      A spoiler is when you give away context, not when you show scenes. Just because you over analyze and manage to string things together on your own merits doesn’t mean you did so because the trailer out right told you the context.

      If you have to wait through 75% of the movie to finally go “aw, that was the scene from the trailer” then it was not spoiled for you. It’s only spoiled when prior to seeing the movie you know without a Doubt! the context of the scenes and therefore you do not have to wait to see it, because you already know.

      • +1

  6. Amen, whomever is responsible for the final cutting of this trailer should have any and all ability to reproduce removed – a person like that has no business reproducing and spreading their stupidity

    • that took me a second but I got it..

      • OMG,Ben Kingsley’s in it….I knew it!

  7. the boy looks like a younger elijah wood

  8. It may not be a spoiler to those who haven’t read the book but it will be pretty evident when the events that lead up to said spoiler start happening and they’ll be like “oh now I know what’s going to happen when they get there”.

    And yes I’m talking in somewhat code to not give details. If you know the book then you know what I’m talking about.

    My biggest concern with the trailer and the movies is that based on the trailer and the emphatic way he/she is acting a certain point in the trailer, a certain someone knows what’s going on when said someone shouldn’t.

    • That same thing could be said for every scene shown in every trailer. So by that logic trailers are full of spoilers period and one who is offended by them should simply not watch them.

      • @KnockKnock
        Absolutely not.

        • Yeah absolutely.

  9. A shame, I love big shlocky sci-fi films.
    But I’ll be skipping this one, and any of its sequels.

  10. okay, let me see if i’ve got this right:

    blue = good guys / humans
    orange = bad guys / aliens

    and ‘blue’ probably wins. close?

    well, it will be nice seeing Abigail Breslin again!

    • Turns out you are mistaken.

  11. Looks good, have not read the books so I have no comparisons to make, but the film looks fun.

  12. Is that Antman’s helmet in the picture above?

  13. i get it he dies.. and is ths the arcade game?

  14. No the kids are told they’re being trained to play wargames to fight the buggers who showed up and wiped out a large portion of china and it was only a scout ship. The twist is the kids are controlling actual military formations in space fighting the buggers.