Asa Butterfield Nominated for Critics Choice Movie Awards 2013

Deadline has revealed the list of nominees for the 19th annual Critics Choice Movie Awards 2013 and nominated for Best Young Actor/Actress is Asa Butterfield for Ender’s Game. Also nominated for the same category are:

BEST YOUNG ACTOR/ACTRESS
Asa Butterfield – Ender’s Game
Adele Exarchopoulos – Blue Is the Warmest Color
Liam James – The Way Way Back
Sophie Nelisse – The Book Thief
Tye Sheridan – Mud

Though Ender’s Game isn’t nominated for any other category it’s still exciting to see Asa being noticed. Especially for Ender’s Game, which gained a lot of positive reviews from many critics.

You can catch the Critics Choice Movie Awards on January 16th on the CW.

Image source: Crushable.com

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Details on the Ender’s Game Trading Cards Released

Many fans have been waiting for the Ender’s Game film for years. Almost all have been probably fantasizing for Ender’s Game trading cards. Earlier this year we found out Cryptozoic will be creating trading cards for the Ender’s Game film but we still haven’t gotten a release date for them. However, new details are emerging from the people at Cryptozoic.

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You can now budget how many packets you’ll be buying with this new information:

Packs: 5 Cards per pack, 24 packs per box

MSRP: $3.50 per pack

Base Set: 72 card base set featuring images from the film

Chase Sets: International Fleet and Formic chase sets (all 2:24 packs)

Inserts: Autograph cards (1:24 packs) and Wardrobe and Props cards (1:24 packs)

Autograph Signers (Signers in Bold have returned cards, Signers with an * are under contract)Harrison Ford who plays Colonel Hyrum Graff*, Asa Butterfield as Ender Wiggin*, Brandon Soo Hoo as Fly Molo*, Aramis Knight as Bean*, Khylin Rhambo as Dink Meeker*, Conor Carroll as Bernard*, Suraj Partha as Alai*, Nonso Anozie as Sergeant Dap*, Jimmy ‘Jax’ Pinchak as Peter Wiggin*, Andrea Powell as Theresa Wiggin*, Caleb J. Thaggard as Stilson*, and Han Soto as Colonel Graff’s aide*

To put emphasis on the inserts and chase sets, not all packs will have autographs or specific film and wardrobe images (which explains the ratios above). Again, no release date has been set but the web page states “2014” under release date so we can be seeing them soon.

Who will be collecting some Ender’s Game trading cards when they release? I’m really excited to see what images will be showing up on the cards.

Source: Cryptozoic

 

Happy Birthday Hailee!

So it’s still December 11th (in some parts of the country) so technically we aren’t late. We just want to send a big Happy Birthday to our Petra Arkanian actress Hailee Steinfeld who turns 17 today.

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Happy Birthday Hailee from all us here at the Ender’s Game Fandom!

Ender’s Game Actors Cast for Japanese Dub Film

Ender’s Game has been seen in many countries but Japan has a January 18, 2014 release. For those interested in the Japanese dubbed version, earlier this month the list of the “Ender’s Game” Japanese main voice cast was released:

Andrew “Ender” Wiggin (Asa Butterfield)…Ryota Osaka

Petra Arkanian (Hailee Steinfeld)…Satomi Sato

Valentine Wiggin (Abigail Breslin)…Ryoko Shiraishi

Bean (Aramis Knight)…Miyuki Sawashiro

Alai (Suraj Parthasarathy)…Houko Kuwashima

Colonel Graff (Harrison Ford)…Tsutomu Isobe

Mazer Rackham (Ben Kingsley)…Mugihito

 

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Pictures of cast voicing Valentine, Ender and Petra

Also, Crunchyroll announces that a Japanese audio drama is in the works. Skyboat Media has recently released Ender’s Game Alive, an Ender’s Game full cast audio play.

Source: Crunchyroll

Moises Arias Talks About Ender’s Game

Probably one of the most enthusiastic interviewer’s I’ve seen thus far in any of the Ender’s Game press, Moises Arias, who plays Bonzo, sat down with ZayZayCom to talk about his experience on filming Ender’s Game. Check out the video below:

Source: ZayZayCom

Ender’s Game L.A. Movie Premiere: Red Carpet!

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Ender’s Game Fandom had the opportunity to cover the red carpet premiere and while the temperatures were cold and a light rain fell before the premiere began we had an amazing time interviewing the cast and crew from the movie.

We’ve been waiting for this all year and let me tell you it has not been a smooth ride. Knowing in advanced that I was going to be able to attend the event was nerve racking (looking for an outfit, deciding what to take, making a list of questions I was going to ask) I was a nervous wreck by the time I arrived at the Chinese Theater.

Around 5:30pm we waited for will call and ended up having to wait even more to get a notice from the staff that our places have already been assigned. The Ender’s Game fansites (which included Ender’s Ansible, Ender Wiggin, Ender News and Ender’s Game Fandom) were grouped together in a corner of the carpet (that doesn’t mean we had the nose bleed section of the red carpet, we had a really good place to interview).

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Though interviews started late for us, some of the actors were either rushed through interviews or they skipped our section. However, we did get the opportunity to interview Steve Jablonsky, composer of the Ender’s Game soundtrack, Caleb Thaggard, who plays Stilson, Brandon Soo Hoo, Fly Molo, and much more.

The film review and the after party highlights will be updated in separate posts. So look out for the rest of the Ender’s Game premiere posts. You can watch the interview videos below.

(There is audio from each interview that needs to be uploaded, will have that up once I get around to it)

A big thanks to Summit Entertainment for inviting the Ender’s Game Fandom to cover the Ender’s Game premiere.

Christine Bieselin Clark Talks About Creating Ender’s Game Flash Suits

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LA Times released a cool article in which they interview costume designer Christine Bieselin Clark who was the master mind behind the Ender’s Game flash suits.

Just to craft something of this scale is a challenge. It’s like a small business that we’re running once we get the designs in place.

Of course Christine had to take into account that these were kids they were working with and they don’t stop growing. So how does a costume designer work around that? Well they think ahead of course.

Growing celebrity: In one sense, the size of the cast was fixed. In another sense, it wasn’t. “These are young men who were getting taller while we were filming,” Bieselin Clark said. “The suit is two pieces: it’s a jacket and a pair of pants. And we designed the style lines of that to go higher on the body, so that if the body is growing, and the jacket rises up, there’s still more pants. And the gloves go over the top of the wrist, so if the arm continues to grow, you have about two inches of wiggle room in which the body can shift. Everything was made out of stretch materials. We used a lot of technologies that you’d use in dance fabrics. So when the body changes a little bit, you still have that dance fabric in play in those places.”

What’s a sci-fi movie without new ideas. Well Christine and the costume crew had to create their own fabric designs to create the flash suits. And they weren’t your usual machine wash cold laundry.

Using spandex or leather as a base fabric, she layered other fabrics on top using glue, solvents and heat-fusible webbings and overlaid these with thin laminates. “It was like a crazy science experiment to combine certain ingredients to make specific fabrics for specific places on the suit,” she said.

You can read the full article at LA Times.