New 'Ender's Game' Poster is Full of Floating Heads and Contradiction

September 9, 2013
Source: IMP Awards

Ender's Game

For big blockbusters, there's usually one final poster that features most of the cast thrown together in floating head form with some of the big set pieces, vehicles, etc. Now it's Ender's Game getting the same treatment (though it may not be the absolute final poster before the November release) featuring Asa Butterfield as the titular character along with Harrison Ford, Ben Kingsley, Hailee Steinfeld, Abigail Breslin and Viola Davis. It's nothing special, and it actually looks very similar to the design used for this Iron Man poster in 2007. But the most recent trailer is pretty action-packed, and despite that tagline that doesn't cleverly jive with the film's title as the marketing team probably thought, we're pumped.

Here's the new poster for Gavin Hood's Ender's Game from IMP Awards:

Ender's Game

View photos of the Ender's Game Experience at Comic-Con + read my interview with director Gavin Hood.

70 years after a horrific alien war, an unusually gifted child is sent to an advanced military school in space to prepare for a future invasion. Ender's Game, based on Orson Scott Card's beloved 1985 novel of the same name, is written & directed by Gavin Hood (Tsotsi, Rendition, X-Men Origins) produced by Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci of K/O Paper Products. Asa Butterfield stars as Ender Wiggin, with Harrison Ford as Colonel Graff, plus Nonso Anozie, Moises Arias, Ben Kingsley, Hailee Steinfeld, Abigail Breslin and Viola Davis. Summit will be releasing Ender's Game in theaters everywhere November 1st later this year.

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Reader Feedback - 19 Comments


oh my god!!! is it a game or not??? im so damn confused

Anon on Sep 9, 2013



KDV on Sep 9, 2013


This looks like some horribly uncreative manager tried to be an art director for a day. "Ooh, add that. Oh, and that is awesome, we need two of those... and I saw a poster once that had this, can we do that too?" I HATE working with people like that! Terrible poster. This bodes nothing good for the film:(

Ammon Anderson on Sep 9, 2013



F4C on Sep 9, 2013



axalon on Sep 9, 2013


I have ZERO interest in this movie. Trailer looked awful. And i really dislike the older Ford. Maybe because all of his past decade movies sucked? Anyways, had to troll a bit 🙂

Buzzfunk on Sep 9, 2013


Nice, Magritte-style

Ricardo_PT on Sep 9, 2013


This is not a GAME... Ender's GAME.

Nielsen700 on Sep 9, 2013


delete this now... many people haven't read the book...

iamNotLegend on Sep 11, 2013


Still...the poster itself pretty much ruins the whole plot twist of the book

MrTiggityTotz23 . on Sep 12, 2013


Why? Everyone already hates it. From the reception it looks like no one anywhere will bother seeing it. The only people that will see this movie seems like people who have already read the book anyway.

bob on Sep 12, 2013


but you still have to be thoughtful of those that haven't read the book... but yea i agree with you and the guy below this comment

iamNotLegend on Sep 12, 2013


Damn, that is bad.

DAVIDPD on Sep 9, 2013


Hailee Steinfeld looks like she's got some serious mutton-chops in that poster. She looks like Lemmy Kilmister.

Pendy16 on Sep 9, 2013


What's with her hand? It looks like she picking at a wedgie.

salaamender on Sep 12, 2013


Diabolically bad. And that image of Hailee is just plain disturbing.

SV7 on Sep 9, 2013


This is not a good poster.

cobrazombie on Sep 10, 2013


"...tagline that doesn't cleverly jive with the film's title..." The word you mean is "jibe". I know, plenty of people without a formal liberal arts education say "jive" but the word is "jibe".

Vina Sestonari on Sep 10, 2013


This movie is going to bomb so bad - nothing for adults or women, the ads show nothing but a big shootout in space (another magic child saves the day), and Harrison Ford looks like an afterthought. Stinkeroo.

alrotundo on Oct 26, 2013

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