Early this morning, Entertainment Weekly tore down the curtains and gave us our very first official look at the Ender's Game movie, a still of Colonel Graff (Harrison Ford) and Ender Wiggin (Asa Butterfield) in what appears to be one of the Battle School barracks:
Check out those socks! And it looks like that could possibly be Suraj Partha (Alai) next to Ender. Do you guys recognize anyone else?
In the photo above (Here’s a bigger version), we get a first glimpse of Hugo’s Asa Butterfield (right) as Ender, standing in line with other new recruits (a.k.a. “Launchies”) early on at his time in the Battle School. He’s facing off with the imposing Colonel Graff (Harrison Ford, center) over whether his emails to home are being blocked. It’s telling that the two characters are clashing over communication, since they’ve got major communication issues with each other. In the novel, Ender could never be sure whether Graff was manipulating him, or whether he simply saw great potential in him and wanted to foster it.Also make sure to visit EW to read their exclusive interview with Ender's Game director Gavin Hood they included with the still.
While the release date is still a while away, we're very much hoping the unveiling of this image signals the beginning of the promotional push for this film. It's been quiet around here for far too long!
How excited are you guys? I'll admit to being a little bit giddy right now! And hey, don't forget to let all your friends know how pumped up you are about this movie: spread the word on Facebook, Tumblr and Twitter using the hashtag #EndersGame! Also, make sure to check out the official Facebook page for the film that Lionsgate just launched.
Ender's Game is set for a November 1st, 2013 release -- 331 days from today.