Trailer Premiere and First Look of Ben Kingsley as Mazer Rackham!

Summit has announced via Facebook that in 7 days (next tuesday; 5/7) Google and YouTube will premiere the Ender’s Game Trailer online. Who’s excited for a week countdown?

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Also, tune in tomorrow for EW‘s premiere at the first look of Ben Kingsley as Mazer Rackham. We’ll get to see the war hero in his surprising face tattoos, what do you guys think will be shown in the still?

Who’s going to be glued to their computer screens for the trailer? What do you think of the trailer announcement? Let us know in the comments?

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Fan-made ‘Ender’s Game’ trailer

What do you guys think? I really like the audio effects. The fact that people are making trailers is getting me so excited for the actual release of the movie next year. Can’t wait until the real trailers start hitting the screen!

As We Await Further Updates…

I just know some of you are waiting patiently in front of your computer screens for more information about the filming progression or recent cast interviews. (Heck, Ender’s Game news search is the first thing I do when waking up my mac). If you find yourself low on Ender’s Game news no fear I have some tips you can take to level yourself up.

Though, filming is still in works and we await a trailer or teaser at the least. Why not hype up on some fan-made trailers. Here’s one that, maybe is most popular amongst us fans, but I found to be great in editing and gave me goosebumps just watching it.

Seen this video? Well here’s another suggestion. Did you know Ender’s Game was made into a comic? Of course you knew. You’re a fan, right? Well, if you didn’t go check out Marvel’s website for the Ender’s Game comic books and see if you can take up the time to read through them. Not only did they make Ender’s Game but Ender’s Shadow as well.

If you are full on die hard fan and are missing some essential Ender’s Game merchandise you can check out the Merch link to the right (yea look over, right under Media). You can also check out zazzle.com and cafepress.com for some cool t-shirts of Dragon Army or candidate buttons for Petter Wiggin for Hegemon.

Never the less, you will always find something Ender’s Game in your life. You can always try to convert a friend or family member to a fan also by recommending them to read Ender’s Game. That is my project right now. I’ve got a cousin who refuses to read the book because of THE COVER. Naturally, he goes against “Don’t judge a book by its cover”. But we will see once campaigning for Ender’s Game surfaces.

Have any other tips to fill in the time waiting for the film? Let us know in the comments.

Official Cast on YouTube and Viola Davis

It has been announced by several websites, including Geek Tyrant, that Viola Davis has signed on to be in Ender’s Game as a supporting character. Although there is no official name for her character yet, she is stated by Variety to play a military psychologist in charge of the emotional well-being of the trainees.

This casting is getting really exciting, what with Harrison Ford and Sir Ben Kingsley already signed on as well as a handful of very capable young actors. This makes me a little hopeful that Hollywood is really starting to take these YA books as seriously as adult books.

Viola Davis is a stage/film actress with a Tony Award under her belt as well as a 2012 Oscar nomination for her role as Aibileen Clark in the movie The Help. With the caliber performances that these actors will bring, is there any doubt that this movie can be a truly successful sci-fi film?

UPDATE:  Viola Davis has been confirmed to play the role of Major Anderson, according to Ender’s Ansible.  You may have noticed her very short hair during the 2012 Academy Awards.

To whet your appetite, here’s a video of images of the official cast, courtesy of ClevverTv24: