When Battle School Students Wear Socks

Over the past few weeks, there has been a lot of concerned speculation about the Ender's Game movie script: Locke/Demonsthenes, the Mind Game, and the Battle School happenings before Salamander Army are all elements of the book which are rumored to be cut from the film, a rumor which has alarmed many fans. What about the sequels? How can you film the last chapter of the book and yet leave out the Giant's Drink?

All this talk of changes in the film got me thinking. I asked myself, "What could they change in the movie that would just absolutely ruin it for you?" The answer came to mind pretty quickly and, after a bit of digging, I found out something that made my stomach drop:

According to a super-secret anonymous source who is possibly risking his job by leaking this information, the Battle School students in the movie are most likely wearing socks under their flash suits/uniforms.
"I want to see your fart collection," Alai said.

"I stored it in your locker. Didn't you notice?"
"I thought it was my socks."
"We don't wear socks anymore."
"Oh yeah."
Betrayal, right? Thanks a lot, Clark. You have one job and...

I'm joking.

But seriously though, guys: Have a little faith. Ender's Game is a fantastic book. It's been my favorite since I was 14 years old with no real competition since. And the truth of the matter is, regardless of what happens, the movie cannot possibly ruin the book for anybody. It will go on being just as brilliant as before even if Hood has Petra proposing to Ender at the end of the film in a passionate, post-war haze.

And the best part: over the next year, we’re going to be flooded with filming news and updates. Later will come movie stills, trailers, and posters. It’s all going to be ridiculously exciting and fun. And if in the end we see the movie and it’s not our cup o' tea, who cares? We’ll have seen Battle School, flash suits, Mazer, Bean and Buggers. We’ll simply walk out of the theater, toss our popcorn buckets in the trash, and plan our Dragon Army costumes for Halloween 2013.

Dragon Army costumes with matching socks.
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