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


New Ender’s Game Board Game

There’s been talks about this game for awhile now and we’ve been patiently waiting (like everything surrounding Ender’s Game) to see what this board game will be like. Thanks to EnderWiggin via ICv2 we now have the first look of the Ender’s Game board game named after the movie “Ender’s Game: Battle School” and a description of how the game works.

board game

Ender’s Game: Battle School is a two-player game set in the zero-gravity arena of the International Fleet’s Battle School.  Players take the role of either Ender Wiggin and the Dragon Team or Bonzo Madrid and the Salamander Team, and then use Commander cards with special abilities (some for the whole team, some that only help the commander) to attempt to capture the other team’s gates or freeze opposing team players with laser-light guns.  The player who completes either of the goals first (capturing all the gates or freezing the opposing commander) wins.

Hopefully, we will see the board game closer to the release of the movie.

Also, this is the first look we have of Bonzo Madrid in his flash suit. We’ve seen him in the bathroom scene but not suited for the battle room.

What do you guys think of the game? Seems pretty simple. Will you be purchasing it? Let us know in the comments.

Ender’s Game movie premieres November 1, 2013.

Moises Arias Talks Ender’s Game

Desde Hollywood recently interviewed Moises Arias, who plays Bonzo Madrid, at the Despicable Me 2 yellow carpet. They asked him about his recent works on Kings of Summer and also Ender’s Game. Here’s a video of the interview, however in Spanish but don’t fret because I have translated the Q&A (only the Ender’s Game question).

Q: How was it to work on Ender’s Game with Harrison Ford in a movie that without a doubt your fame will catapult throughout the whole world?

M.A: Well I’m just waiting that people can see the various characters I’m playing and begin to see the different arts I can create when I like a script and Ender’s Game was a great opportunity to be an antagonist where Kings of Summer was a comedy and Ender’s Game is a drama, it’s a great opportunity that if the people like it, it will be one of the biggest things in my career.

IF Sentinel Update!

We have report of recent updates on the IF Sentinel. With new posts highlighting a future leader, a new mission statement and safety you can find new images for the previous postings on the blog as well. Especially this great shot of Bonzo Madrid and his posse and the first look of Nonso Anozie as Sergeant Dap.

Bonzo and Posse


Sergeant Dap


In addition to the new posts on the IF Sentinel new propaganda posters have been released as well. Click the images for a larger view.

Here are all the new images you can find on the recently updated IF Sentinel.


Moises Arias on Set of Ender’s Game


Backstage got the chance to talk to Moises Arias, Bonzo de Madrid, about his acting career. Moises had a great opportunity while transitioning from TV to the big screen. As he mentions he went from “Hannah Montanna” to Ender’s Game and Kings of Summer it’s an opportunity many actors don’t get.

One interesting topic they discussed was Moises’ time on set of Ender’s Game. He states that many of the extras were afraid of him because he was in character most of the time. On and off set as Bonzo Madrid wouldn’t you be?

“I wasn’t doing it on purpose, I was just trying to stay in the mindset. At the end they finally started talking to me and admitted to me that I had scared them.”

Can we say that sounds like the Bonzo we know from the book? I think so. If he put in the extra effort to bring Bonzo to life we can sure expect some great characterization in the movie.

Credit to Ender Wiggin for the tip.