Home Entertainment Here's the first look at footage from ENDER'S GAME courtesy of a trailer for a trailer. Sigh

Here's the first look at footage from ENDER'S GAME courtesy of a trailer for a trailer. Sigh

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On the rather lengthy List of Things That Kervyn Hates, somewhere between “lawyers who are pedophiles” and “telemarketers who chew with their mouths open”, you’ll find “trailers for movie trailers”. They, along with the mystifying popularity of the Kardashians, are possibly the biggest pieces of evidence that we are indeed living in the end times.

Unfortunately, they (the trailers not the Kardashians) are also usually the first glimpses of a movie’s footage, which is why I am now obligated to show you this trailer trailer for Ender’s Game.


In the near future, a hostile alien race called the Formics have attacked Earth. If not for the legendary heroics of International Fleet Commander Mazer Rackham (Ben Kingsley), all would have been lost. In preparation for the next attack, the highly esteemed Colonel Hyrum Graff (Harrison Ford) and the International Military are training only the best young minds to find the future Mazer.

Ender Wiggin (Asa Butterfield), a shy but strategically brilliant boy, is recruited to join the elite. Arriving at Battle School, Ender quickly and easily masters increasingly difficult challenges and simulations, distinguishing himself and winning respect amongst his peers. Ender is soon ordained by Graff as the military’s next great hope, resulting in his promotion to Command School. Once there, he’s trained by Mazer Rackham himself to lead his fellow soldiers into an epic battle that will determine the future of Earth and save the human race.

Based on the best-selling, award winning novel, “Ender’s Game” is an epic adventure which stars Asa Butterfield, Hailee Steinfeld, Ben Kingsley,Viola Davis, with Abigail Breslin and Harrison Ford.

Clearly, neither Harrison Ford nor Asa Butterfield are impressed with this trailer for a trailer business either. It’s that or they just watched a painting of growing grass dry. But bored looking stars aside, the few seconds of footage we can see here certainly looks pretty good, if you ask me. Which you kind of did by clicking on this article.

The film’s full trailer is going to be revealed during a Google+ Hangout (yes, lots of people – myself included –  still use Google+) that will also feature a live chat with director Gavin Hood (X-Men Origins: Wolverine), producer Bob Orci (Star Trek Into Darkness) and star Asa Butterfield (Hugo). The Hangout kicks off tomorrow, Tuesday 7th May at 1pm PST (that’s about 10pm local time).

Ender’s Game will be launching into cinemas on November 1, 2013.

Last Updated: May 6, 2013


  1. Yes, MOAR end of Earth movies! (This next bit said in MOVIE MAN VOICE) ‘In 2013, when all hope for new movie IPs was used up, the industry turns to the ‘end of the world’ theme, one that would showcase Tom cruise in a movie with more split ends than Amy Winehouse while alive (and dead), show off the nepotism that Will Smith clearly has for his children, and watch MAT DAMON don a biotic suit apparently manufacture in a Sandton Garage. Would a movie with Harrison Ford, and a buttered arse, I mean, Asa Butterfield save the day… Looking at the actors faces, no way in hell”. END RANT! Still, looking sweet!


  2. Sageville

    May 6, 2013 at 11:39

    Can’t wait for this, the book was an epic classic.

    I hope they do it justice.


    • James Francis

      May 6, 2013 at 13:31

      Same here. But I also hope they don’t make the rest of them…


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