It’s been 50 years since the earth repelled an alien invasion, and now children are trained from a very young age to be military tacticians and leaders. Can genius child Ender Wiggin be the supreme commander that we need? Can the movie live up to the classic novel?
The first trailer for Ender’s Game has arrived, and there are two things that pop out immediately. The first is that the action looks impressive, and it did its job of getting me more interested in the film. The second, and a wise choice by the studio, was to remove any reference to controversial author Orson Scott Card from the trailer and accompanying synopsis.
Ender Wiggin is on the colony planet Lusitania to Speak for the Dead. He has made some progress, but the Catholic Church is still standing in his way. Also, the Pequininos know he’s here with the Hive Queen and are demanding to speak with him. Learn more after the jump.
Ender Wiggin is a man once lauded as the savior of humanity, then denounced the cruel and heartless xenocide that murdered an entire race. The change was brought about by his own book, The Hive Queen, penned under the title Speaker for the Dead. Three thousand years later, Ender (thanks to relativity and light speed travel) has been called in as a Speaker for the Dead on the small colony Lusitania.
With the success of the Ender’s Game series in comic book form, Marvel has announced it will bring Orson Scott Card’s Formic Wars to comics. Orson Scott Card will team with co-writer Aaron Johnston and artist Giancarlo Caracuzzo to bring the series to print. “I’ve been so happy with Marvel’s comic-book adaptation of Ender’s Game, Ender’s Shadow, Ender in Exile and Speaker of the Dead that I wanted my long-imagined story of the Formic Wars to appear first in this wonderfully visualized form,” said Orson Scott Card, “With a whole new set of characters, putting together a ragtag fleet of
Just a reminder to all you Orson Scott Card fans – both hardcover collections of Ender’s Game: Battle School and Ender’s Shadow: Battle School are in stores today. Follow the sci-fi saga of Ender Wiggin as he prepares for the most challenging game of his life in Enderâ€™s Game: Battle School. Can Ender stop the oncoming war? More action awaits readers as the mysterious orphan Bean ventures through the Battle School in Enderâ€™s Shadow: Battle School. Will Bean prove his worth and save mankind? Booth of the Premiere Hardcover collections will set you back $24.99. via Marvel
This will probably be of great interest to Ender’s Game fans, and more specifically fans of the Ender’s Game comic book series from Marvel Comics.Â The company announced fans can head on over to marvel.com/endersgame to see the pretty graphics, and read Ender’s Game: Battle School #1 and Ender’s Shadow: Battle School #1 for free.Â It’s all part of the promotion for the upcoming Ender’s Game: Battle School and Ender’s Shadow: Battle School Premiere HC editions arriving July 15, 2009. via Marvel
There’s a new Ender’s Game story on the way, and Marvel sent out a sneak peek for Major Spoilers to share with you.
Woot!Â The next comic book adaptation of Orson Scott Card’s Ender’s Game sereis is getting the treatment from Marvel.Â The company has sent Major Spoilers a sneak peek of Ender’s Shadow: Battle School #1, that follows the continuing adventures of Ender Wiggin.