We're still months (and months) away from the release of the feature adaptation of Orson Scott Card's popular sci-fi novel Ender's Game, so it's not especially surprising that we haven't seen much from the film yet, aside from some set photos and a still featuring the film's stars, Harrison Ford and Asa Butterfield. With that in mind, this latest bit of content is likely going to appeal more to those who have read the book and are familiar with the setting of the story. Summit has given us a look at the logos for the various armies featured in the space-set battle school where the story is largely set.
Directed by Gavin Hood, Enders Game stars Asa Butterfield as Ender Wiggin, an exceptional child who's recruited to attend battle school to train for a war against an alien race. Harrison Ford plays Colonel Graff, the military leader who's keeping a close eye on Ender as he acclimates himself to training school and develops his strategic and leadership abilities. The school features various armies, which battle against each other in training exercises. That brings us to the pictures that arrived online today.
Vague spoiler alert - We mention some basic blot points from the book when referencing the army logos, so if you haven't read the book yet, avoid the text if you don't want to know any specifics about the story.
First up, we have a look at the Salamander army logo, which is where Ender is first assigned when he arrives at Battle school. Bonzo Madrid (Moises Arias) is the leader of that army, and he's not the nicest guy.
After Salamander Army, Ender is traded to Rat army, where he works under the more patient Dink Meeker (Khylin Rhambo).
Later in the story, Ender becomes leader of Dragon Army. In the past, Dragon was known for losing battles and the army was eventually abolished at the school, but it was brought back with a newly assigned group of students custom selected to report to Ender.
This last one is ASP Army. I don't recall how this one factors into the story in the novel, though it's possible they're one of the competing armies.
The logos don't give much away for the film, but they do give us something to look at while we wait for something a bit more substantial (teasers, posters, trailers, etc). We also have the lone still from the film, which gives us a look at Ford and Butterfield and a peek at the barracks. Ender's Game arrives in theaters November 1. More information can be found in our Blend Film Database.
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