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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  • Anon
    oh my god!!! is it a game or not??? im so damn confused
  • KDV
  • Ammon Anderson
    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:(
    • F4C
  • axalon
  • Buzzfunk
    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 :)
  • Ricardo_PT
    Nice, Magritte-style
  • Nielsen700
    This is not a GAME... Ender's GAME.
    • iamNotLegend
      delete this now... many people haven't read the book...
      • MrTiggityTotz23 .
        Still...the poster itself pretty much ruins the whole plot twist of the book
      • bob
        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.
        • iamNotLegend
          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
    Damn, that is bad.
  • Pendy16
    Hailee Steinfeld looks like she's got some serious mutton-chops in that poster. She looks like Lemmy Kilmister.
    • salaamender
      What's with her hand? It looks like she picking at a wedgie.
  • SV7
    Diabolically bad. And that image of Hailee is just plain disturbing.
  • cobrazombie
    This is not a good poster.
  • Vina Sestonari
    "...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".
  • alrotundo
    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.




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