This morning, Summit Entertainment pulled back the curtain on their 2013 San Diego Comic-Con plans for Ender's Game and it looks like those attending the convention in a few weeks will be in for a huge treat.
From the release:
Summit Entertainment will showcase the studio's highly anticipated film event ENDER'S GAME at Comic-Con 2013, presenting never-before-seen new footage, appearances by cast members and filmmakers, and several massive, interactive fan events. A full slate of activities related to the film to be unveiled at this year's Comic-Con, including:First of all, we are super excited to see big talent names in the panel line-up -- Harrison Ford, especially! And keep in mind: it's very possible there will be other cast members participating in the panel or, at the very least, showing up to enjoy the experience.
Hall H Panel - The studio's panel on Thursday, July 18th will feature ENDER'S GAME filmmakers and cast, including producer Bob Orci, director Gavin Hood, and cast members Harrison Ford, Asa Butterfield, Hailee Steinfeld and Abigail Breslin.Exclusive Fan Experience – Attendees will be able to visit an elaborate, specially constructed ENDER'S GAME exhibit outside of the Hilton Gaslamp, featuring 8 unique rooms representing the most iconic environments of Ender's world, complete with original film props and set pieces used in the movie. Throughout the experience, attendees will be able to see exclusive film footage on LED screens, interact with new digital content, integrate photos of themselves into the highly anticipated Battle Room, and register to win a home make over.Convention Floor Booth - Summit Entertainment's booth located within the Grand Hall will highlight ENDER'S GAME footage. Premium promotional items will be distributed to the 120,000 attendees walking the convention floor, and booth visitors will be given the opportunity to win "fast passes" to the ENDER'S Game Exclusive Fan Experience, granting them entry without having to wait in line.
But guys, seriously: Summit Entertainment is setting up a massive, multi-room Ender experience off site next month at Comic Con -- areas filled with set pieces, film props, and exclusive movie footage! It sounds like every fan's dream come true and it'll all be taking place next month outside the Hilton Gaslamp in San Diego.
Crystal and I had a little brainstorming session, trying to decide which rooms from Ender's world they could show off. Here are some we thought possible:
- Ender's school on Earth
- army barracks
- Battle School showers
- Graff/Anderson's offices
- the Battle Room
- Wiggin house / Ender's bedroom
There are so many opportunities! Can you think of any more?
Visit Comic-Con's website to view a full list of 2013 exhibitors and download a location map. You can also check out our recent most episode of EnderCast (toward the end) where we talk a bit about the Con and swag we want to see the booth hand out this year. Like army badges and a Battle Room beach ball!
Check this out:We've also compiled this super handy Ender's Game Comic-Con Guide to help us all keep track of what's going on and where this year at the convention. We'll be sure to keep it updated with guest announcements, appearances, a SDCC twitter feed, and more.
If you plan on attending Comic-Con yourself this year, don't forget to join our event on Facebook and let us know! We'd love to meet up with you.