Sequels, Romance and More!
After the ‘Ender’s Game’ press conference, and panel in Hall H, we and a few of your other favorite fansites (Ender Net and Ender News) sat down to interview writer/director Gavin Hood, producer Bob Orci, Ender Wiggin actor- Asa Butterfield, and Petra Arkanian actress- Hailee Steinfeld.
Edit: Since you asked, click the image for a HI-RES version of the photo. Enjoy 🙂
We tackled the big question: Will there be sequels? The answer: Hopefully, but there are no contracts and money behind a sequel… yet. We also asked about Ender’s on-screen relationship with Petra and the possibility of a teen romance. Hailee Steinfeld told us that she thinks Ender and Petra are both looking for friendship. When asked if this meant Petra’s role was softened for the big screen, Gavin Hood quickly jumped in to say that she’s a total bad ass in this movie. We also discussed book to film changes, which actors didn’t read the book, the score of the film and much more. Listen below!
Not seen in this audio interview: Gavin Hood’s face when I told him that I wrote about his “bromance” with Bob Orci (Seen those pictures?)! You also can’t see Gavin Hood and Bob Orci being silly and reenacting a scene where Petra teaches Ender how to shoot… Or Hailee’s mockingly hurt face when Asa Butterfield denied an on-screen romance between Ender and Petra. We had a lot of laughs in this interview and we hope you did too.
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