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.

EnderCast Episode #10: A New Weapon


A new episode of EnderCast is online. Listen to the discussion of what the websites had to say about the latest news and updates on Ender’s Game.

Topics for the week:

  • Happy Birthday Moises and Abigail
  • Harrison Ford on Jimmy Kimmel – video here
  • Lionsgate presentation, Harrison’s quote
  • Harrison Ford doing a Q&A – video here
  • Trailer shown at CinemaCon, reactions from the web
  • Collider interview with Asa, scene with Petra

Have any questions or feedback for the hosts? Don’t be shy to leave a comment.

Ender’s Game Week Update

I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend. As a starter for the week and as we await the anticipating date of the screen adaption of Ender’s Game on November 1st 2013 here at Ender’s Game Fandom.Net we try to keep you notified and busy on anything and anyone Ender’s Game related.

Courtesy of Digital Domain Productions

During the month of September there was a big issue upon the special effects company Digital Domain Media Group Inc. (DDM), who is working on the special effects for Ender’s Game, filing for bankruptcy. The company was put up for a speedy auction on the 21st of September so to keep potential blockbusters on their scheduled production. Before the auction questions arose in concern of Ender’s Game. One was the possibility of schedule backup for the production. Two, the distribution of the Ender’s Game contracts to different buyers. Though, DDM was to be sold, the investment of the Ender’s Game film was to be included as a whole with DDM and the scheduling of production is to be kept on track. Finally, after a few days of negotiating and bidding Galloping Horses and Reliance MediaWorks acquired Digital Domain Media Inc. With Reliance MediaWorks receiving 30% and Galloping Horses the rest. Though, these companies have gained the Digital Domain Media company it remains unnoticed if they would keep the investment upon the Ender’s Game film.

As with the actors related to the Ender’s Game film here are a few updates that have popped up in my inbox:

Courtesy of Yahoo! Movies

Viola Davis has been in great busy days. Along with the recent release of her movie “Won’t back Down” featuring Maggie Gyllenhaal, she can be seen up next in the romantic film “Beautiful Creatures” as Amma; which also features actress Emma Thompson, “The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby” as Lillian Friedman with Jessica Chastain and James McAvoy  and in the process of script editing and playing the biopic of Congresswoman Barbara Jordan.

Moises Arias can be heard as the voice of Antonio in “Despicable Me 2” and is in post-filming as Biaggio in “Toy’s House”.

Sir Ben Kingsley has also touched down on a few great roles which add on to his resume of epic characters. He is currently in production on one of the two following movies, “The Physician” as Ibn Sina; which also includes Stellan Skarsgård or “Iron Man 3” where he plays villain The Mandarin. He has also signed on to play Dr. Rank in Charles Huddleston’s adaption of Henrik Ibsen’s play “A Doll’s House” also featuring actress Jena Malone and King Harod in “Mary Mother of Christ” with Peter O’Toole and Odeya Rush.

Hailee Steinfeld is a busy bee. Very active on her twitter page and just starting her long journey in the movie industry she is set to play Violet in “Can a Song Save Your Life?” alongside Keira Knightley and Mark Ruffalo, Juliet in Carlo Carlei’s adaption of Shakespeare’s play “Romeo and Juliet”, Minerva in “Why We Broke Up”, Princess Rosamond in “Sleeping Beauty” and London Lane in “Forgotten”.

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Harrison Ford has included himself in a fifth movie of Indian Jones which has just been announced and no set release date has been confirmed. In a list of post-productions he will play Branch Rickey alongside Christopher Meloni in “42” and Jock Goddard with Gary Oldman and Liam Hemsworth in “Paranoia”.

Khylin Rhambo can be seen on the TV sitcom “The First Family” which will air October 5th.

Abigail Breslin has in works a number of films. “Perfect Sisters” who she plays Sandra, “Innocence” as Beckett, Lisa in “Haunter”, and Jean Fordham in “August: Osage County”. Also, she has been in works with music and her band CABB, recently featured in Stargroves single “Westfjords“.

Jimmy “Jax” Pinchak has also been in the music biz working on his own album and treating us with some peeks to his single “Tell Me”.

So as we cross off the days on our calendars we can fill in our time with the releases of the many and varied projects the actors have in works. From films to TV episodes to music the long wait will pass us by like a fly.