Why was I still laboring under the delusion that Drew Goddard was running the Spider-Man project? Is he writing it or something? Or is it just wishful thinking, post-Daredevil? Anyways. Marvel’s search is down to these two dudes.
The dead-eyed kid from the terrible Ender’s Game movie is now Peter Parker.
Despite The Dude lending me his copy of Ender’s Game something like five years ago at this point, I ain’t never read it. With this first trailer getting me a bit intrigued, it seems that now may be the time to shove this classic deep into my synapses.
Despite the fact that Orson Scott Card is a raging homophobe, there’s no denying that Ender’s Game is one of the classics of science fiction literature. In it, a young boy named Ender Wiggin is taken to Battle School where is gifts as a strategist are revealed. His talent is used in the ongoing conflict with the “buggers” – an alien race who won’t stop fronting on the human race. It’s “sequel” Speaker for the Dead, is one of the greatest books I’ve ever read. Period.
After decades of planned adaptation, the book is finally coming to the big screen with Hugo‘s Asa Butterfield as the lead, Gavin Hood (Tsotsi) directing, and Roberto Orci producing. The crew has started a Tumblr so we can all follow along with the production at home. This excites me more than Taco Tuesdays or Pizza Mon-Fridays.