Ender Wiggin Speaks! Asa Butterfield Talks About “Ender’s Game” 

He wowed us in Martin Scorsese’s “Hugo,” and now, Asa Butterfield wants to prove he can also star in a thought-provoking sci-fi blockbuster. In “Ender’s Game,” Asa is the one! The one to save us from the formic aka buggers, the giant insect-like aliens terrorizing our planet. In order for us to buy into the film’s premise that a 12-year-old kid can save the world, Asa must be equally believable. And trust me, he was! In this interview, we talked about:

*** What attracted him to making the film?
*** How did he prepare for the role both physically and mentally?
*** How he was able to convey the character’s inner dialogue
*** Shooting the zero-gravity scenes
*** Working with Sir Ben Kingsley again
*** Was Harrison Ford also a mentor to him in real life much like in the movie?
*** The meaning of his name
*** What does he want viewers to take away after watching “Ender’s Game?”

Official “Ender’s Game” Synopsis:

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 Graff (Harrison Ford) and the International Military are training only the best young children to find the future Mazer. Ender Wiggin (Asa Butterfield), a shy, but strategically brilliant boy is pulled out of his school to join the elite.

Arriving at Battle School, Ender quickly and easily masters increasingly difficult war games, distinguishing himself and winning respect amongst his peers. Ender is soon ordained by Graff as the militarys next great hope, resulting in his promotion to Command School. Once there, hes 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.


Asa Butterfield...Ender Wiggin

Harrison Ford...Colonel Graff

Hailee Steinfeld...Petra Arkanian

Abigail Breslin...Valentine Wiggin

Ben Kingsley...Mazer Rackham

Viola Davis...Major Gwen Anderson

Aramis Knight...Bean

Suraj Partha...Alai

Moises Arias...Bonzo Madrid

Khylin Rhambo...Dink Meeker

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