With film news, casting calls and information coming to us frequently about the upcoming Ender’s Game movie, I have, like many of you, been excitedly rereading all of my Enderverse books.
Something is troubling me.
“Ender’s brother is fully a psychopath in this version of the screenplay”
I understand that in the Ender’s Game book Peter (Ender’s Brother) doesn’t come across well. He is a bully, too violent for battle school and also a master manipulator. Going from this to a psychopath for the movie is great, it will add drama and tension and show Ender’s altruistic side in sharp contrast to Peter.
But I feel the need to be loyal to the Peter Wiggin of Orson Scott Card’s mind and he is not a psychopath. My friend Peter Wiggin defeats the evil Achilles with the help of Bean and then he unites the world under a democratic alliance known as the Free People of Earth.
I want everyone to know this Peter, and as I can’t fault the filmmakers for creating a psychopathic brother for our hero, I come to the following conclusion – Everyone NEEDS to read the Shadow series. Peter Wiggin is a major player in this and as you read hopefully you can come to know Peter as well as I do.
Let me know if you agree, or am I the psychopath?
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