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.

Cast:

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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Hailee Steinfeld Talks About “Ender’s Game!" I'm Proud of My Fellow Filipino! 


Hailee Steinfeld is growing up to be a fine actress and an equally-fine person! She mesmerized us with her star-making turn in the “True Grit” remake, and now, she’s off to battle giant insect aliens in “Ender’s Game” from the beloved book by Orson Scott Card. She stars as Petra Arkanian, a tough-as-nails student who becomes Ender’s (Asa Butterfield’s) friend. Oh yeah, plus points that Hailee is a fellow Filipino, heyyyyy. In this interview, we talked about:

*** What attracted her in making “Ender’s Game?”
*** What attracted her to the character of Petra?
*** Working with Asa
*** Filming the zero-gravity scenes
*** A proud Filipino!
*** Has she visited the Philippines?
*** Has she eaten Filipino food?
*** The meaning of Asa’s name in the Philippines
*** What does she want viewers to feel or think 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.

Cast:

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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Harrison Ford Talks in-Depth About “Ender’s Game!" I Love Him! 


I am now Harrison Ford’s biggest fan! The actor has not only carved memorable roles in memorable films, he is also compassionate and speaks volumes about peace much like the movie “Ender’s Game.” The actor stars as Colonel Graff, a manipulative leader who’s in charge of Battle School. In this interview, we talked about:

*** Why he wants to go back to space again for “Ender’s Game?”
*** The biggest take away from the film
*** His character Colonel Graff
*** Working with Asa Butterfield
*** The author, Orson Scott Card’s, anti-gay beliefs



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.

Cast:

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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Viola Davis Talks About the Many Values of “Ender’s Game,” And I Made Her Say For Realz! HA! 


Talking to Viola Davis is so soothing! The Oscar nominee is cool, calm, and collected but still knows how to drop street lingos like for realz (HA!). In the upcoming film “Ender’s Game” opening Friday, Nov. 1st, Davis stars as Major Gwen Anderson who serves as the heart compared to Harrison Ford’s Colonel Graff’s brain. The thespian matches Ford word per word and look per look. In this interview, we talked about:

*** Her interest in making the film
*** The dichotomy between her and Ford’s character
*** The film’s many great themes
*** Why she said for realz!
*** What she wants viewers to take away from 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.

Cast:

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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"We Won, He Lost!" Harrison Ford’s Message in Response to “Ender’s Game’s” Author’s Anti-Gay Remarks 


I was nervous bringing this up to Harrison Ford who plays Colonel Graff in the upcoming film, “Ender’s Game” opening Friday, Nov. 1st. I enjoyed the movie’s many great themes including compassion and peace. That’s why it behooves everyone that the book’s author, Orson Scott Card, made his anti-gay marriage comments publicly. So when I interviewed Ford, I couldn’t help but bring up the topic. To which the actor replied, without batting an eyelash, “we won, he lost!” Whoa! I’m now Harrison Ford’s biggest fan! Take a look at the interview below:



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.

Cast:

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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