The new episode Ender’s Teacher is now up on EnderCast.com. Crystal and Kelly from EnderWiggin and EnderNews were kind enough to have me on the podcast for this episode. Together we dissected the 10 second teaser for the teaser trailer.
Also, I got the chance to play Pop Quiz, Fart Eater so listen to see if I was promoted commander or labeled the first ever fart eater on the show.
Topics for this weeks episode are:
Trailer announcement for May 7
First look at Ben Kingsley as Mazer Rackham
Brief recap of our sheer terror over meeting Sir Ben just like in the photo
10 second teaser breakdown
Don’t forget Tuesday May 7th, director Gavin hood, producer Bob Orci, and star Asa Butterfield, along with everyone from the Ender’s Game fansites, including ourselves, will be hanging out in a Goggle+ hangout to finally witness the Ender’s Game trailer and ask the Ender’s Game crew some questions.
To play a character in a film isn’t the only thing an actor needs to transition that character from novel to film. In addition to Gavin Hood’s ideas for the film the make-up Ben Kingsley had to wear for his role as Mazer Rackham was key in bringing Mazer to life.
EW gives us the first look at Ben Kingsley in full costume as Mazer Rackham.
The kids on set weren’t the only ones being taught about their roles. Ben Kingsley had a Maori tribal expert with him explaining the history about his tattoo.
“Every gesture in the tattoo carries family history, family struggles – it’s your past,” the actor says. “I was so enthralled. He’s in quite a contained, stylized uniform but then this wonderful face tells his warrior history.”
You can read the full article at EW. How do you feel about the addition of the Maori tattoo’s? Are they a creative addition? Or do you think a little too much makeup for the character? Let’s discuss our thoughts in the comments.
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?
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?
The Daily Record recently Spoke to Sir Ben Kingsley about his role in the new Iron Man 3 movie and also talked about the Ender’s Game movie.
He reveals some ethnic background about his character, Mazer Rackham.
“I play Mazer Rackham, who is a combination of an ancient Maori warrior and a teacher who trains children how to operate drones.
Though, Iron Man, too, uses green screen, in Ender’s Game there was A LOT of green screen involved.
“It was quite different from the challenge of The Mandarin when I was very rarely involved in green screen (a technique used to superimpose scenes or effects on to a background).
“In Gandhi, we had none. We actually had 400,000 people on the screen for the funeral.
“But with Ender’s Game, which I think will be a wonderful film, there was a lot of green screen.”
Should we be skeptical about all the green screen being used? Or in this day and age with newer and advanced technology we shouldn’t question so much the ability of the green screen? What do you think? The comment box is open to discussion.
The clash continues in set 2 of round 2 with Ender Wiggin going against Minho from The Maze Runner. In his first challenge Ender passed by a great margin but now it seems like he has fallen behind. Let’s help him get back to his feet and play the game!
Go to schedule of clashes and vote for your favorite characters in this set. Polls are open until 9/26 midnight ET/9pm PT.
If you haven’t yet seen Peter Wiggin was included in the first set of round 2 but unfortunately lost his battle against Percy Jackson’s Leo Valdez. But don’t fret we can still keep 2 of the 3 characters that made it this far. Help Ender NOW and keep an eye out for Mazer Rackham.
Round 1 has officially ended and what a scene did those victors make! Today polls open for round 2 of the Clash of the Epic Characters!
32 victors move on to the second round of the clashes and with great pride I write that 3 out of the 6 characters chosen from Ender’s Game are included, Ender Wiggin, Peter Wiggin and Mazer Rackham. We did a great job in voting and supporting these warriors and now it’s time to step it up for this next round.
Going against other victors and the margin of fighters cut to half we need to step up our game and get our winners going in the Clashes.
Starting today 9/20 polls open for the first set of round 2. Participating in this set is our victor Peter Wiggin who is going against Percy Jackson’s Leo Valdez. Go to Schedule of Clashes to see the list of participating victors of the first set.
The polls are open till 9/22 midnight ET/9pm PT. So help Peter Wiggin and VOTEVOTEVOTE
Round 1 set 7 is in full motion! This set includes the first bugger war commander Mazer Rackham who is going against Twilight’s Edward Cullen. The poll is open until 9/15 midnight ET/9pm PT.
Last set we saw Bean in his battle against Percy Jackson’s Thalia Grace. Unfortunately he didn’t make it to the second round with the Wiggin brothers. He was short a few votes which shows that he was very close to victory. Let’s see if we can get Mazer to follow his pupil Ender in victory.
TheFandom.Net is hosting a series of battles from which characters of 10 popular YA books will be going head to head. Each battle will give a summary of the character and statements from admins of those fandom’s to give support in selling the strengths and greatness of each character.
Many fandom’s have been selected to participate including our very own Ender’s Game fandom. We will be given the opportunity to battle great heroes and warriors from other books and hopefully show what great fighters our characters are. To give you a heads up six of our characters have been reaped into battle. Ender Wiggin, Bean, Valentine Wiggin, Peter Wiggin, Petra Arkanian and Mazer Rackham.
I’ve been told that starting Monday a new poll will go up and that our very own Valentine Wiggin will be placed in one of the battles. So I’ll update you on that when it is opened.
To vote for your favorite character in the current battles go to Schedule of Clashes. This first poll ends tonight midnight ET so if you want to get a look at the first rundown head on over now.
For more info on what books and characters have been reaped into these battles check out COTEC at TheFandom.Net and watch the amazing video they have created for the clashes.
Who will be victor? Who will win? The battle is on.
Ender’s Ansible has confirmed that Kyle Clements has been cast as the young Mazer Rackham for the Ender’s Game film.
Kyle has many credible works including Battleship, Breakout Kings and House of Bones. Check out his page at IMDb. He has been at work on set, but today was a wrap for his character.
I can see a resemblance between Kyle and Ben Kingsley. Do you? Well he is playing young Ben so there must be. Also, with a young Mazer cast we will get a glimpse of the second invasion videos or maybe flashbacks. Maybe learn what went on during the glorious win over the buggers.