Casting News – “Star Wars: Episode VII” Cast Members Officially Announced

Some exciting news for Star Wars fans has come to light this morning! We finally got our much awaited list of cast members for Star Wars: Episode VII.

According to the official website (StarWars.com) actors John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, and Max von Sydow will be in the new instalment. Original stars Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and Kenny Baker will also be joining the cast.

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(Photo via StarWars.com)

What do you think of the new cast members joining this classic franchise? Are you glad that they are also bringing back original cast members as well?

Source: StarWars.com

Comic-Con 2013 – “Entertainment Weekly” Star Portraits from Day One

Comic-Con 2013 is is full swing in San Diego and the stars have been attending the first panels of the festival. Stars from Divergent, Ender’s Game, Intelligence, Teen Wolf, Psych, The To Do List, Hannibal, and several more casts of popular movies and television shows visited the Entertainment Weekly photo studio.

The portraits from day one are beautifully photographed and it looks like all the stars visiting the studio were having a great time taking the photos! Take a look in the gallery below:

Shailene Woodley and Theo James from "Divergent"
Shailene Woodley and Theo James from “Divergent”

Source: Entertainment Weekly

First Official Trailer for “Ender’s Game” Movie Adaptation

The first official trailer for the film adaptation of Orson Scott Card’s novel, Ender’s Game, has officially been released. Gavin Hood adapted the novel into a screenplay and directed the film that is being distributed by Summit Entertainment.

Ender’s Game stars Sir Ben Kingsley, Harrison Ford, Viola Davis, Andrea Powell, Abigail Breslin, Asa Butterfield, and Hailee Steinfeld. This is a very strong cast as most of these actors have either won or have been nominated for an Academy Award.

The exclusive trailer gives fans the first glimpse at some of the major characters and relationships between them. Personally, I think this will definitely leave fans hungry for more as it is just a teaser trailer. Watch the exclusive first trailer here.

What do you think of the cast behind this film? Will you be seeing Ender’s Game when it hits theaters November 1, 2013? What do you think of this first trailer? Sound off in the comments!

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Source: YouTube

Movie Exclusive – First Look at Ben Kingsley in “Ender’s Game”

Entertainment Weekly has shared the first official photo of Oscar-winning actor Sir Ben Kingsley in the film adaptation of Orson Scott Card’s novel, Ender’s Game. Gavin Hood adapted the novel into a screenplay and directed the film that is being distributed by Summit Entertainment.

This new still gives fans a look at Kingsley as his mysterious character, Mazer Rackham. Kingsley’s character is of Maori decent and so his face is tattooed with intricate Maori designs.

In a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, Kingsley talked about the tattoo and getting to consult with a Maori tribal expert: “Every gesture in the tattoo carries family history, family struggles – it’s your past. I was so enthralled. He’s in quite a contained, stylized uniform but then this wonderful face tells his warrior history.”

Plus, the actor talked about the script and his character: “In the script, which I think is beautifully written, what come across is the authority and mystery. There’s quite a lot said about him in the story  before you see him — by the recruits and by his fellow officers — and that’s useful as far as preparations.”

Finally, fans will be interested to know that the first trailer for the film will be released on May 7th! Ender’s Game also stars Harrison Ford, Viola Davis, Andrea Powell, Abigail Breslin, Asa Butterfield, Hailee Steinfeld,  and many more talented actors. Take a look at the full cast list here.

Are you looking forward to seeing Ender’s Game when it hits theaters November 1, 2013? What do you think of the cast members in this film? Are you a fan of Orson Scott Card’s writing?

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Sources: Entertainment Weekly and Page to Premiere

New Official Still from “Ender’s Game” features Asa Butterfield and Hailee Steinfeld

A new official still has been released for Summit Entertainment’s highly anticipated film, Ender’s Game. This film is based off of Orson Scott Card’s 1985 novel of the same title and directed and written for the screen by Gavin Hood.

Ender’s Game stars Harrison Ford, Sir Ben Kingsley, Viola Davis, Andrea Powell, Abigail Breslin, Asa Butterfield, Hailee Steinfeld,  and many more talented actors. Take a look at the full cast list here.

The new still gives fans a look at Hailee Steinfield’s character Petra Arkanian and another look at Asa Butterfield’s character Ender Wiggin. Take a look at the new still below:

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What do you think of this new still? Are you looking forward to Ender’s Game? Did you read Card’s novel? What do you think of the cast for the film?

Sources: IMDb, Page to Premiere, and EnderWiggin.net

First Official Look at “Ender’s Game”

Fans of Orson Scott Card’s 1985 novel, Ender’s Game, will be very excited to know that the first official stills for the Gavin Hood-directed film adaptation were recently released.

Ender’s Game stars Harrison Ford, Sir Ben Kingsley, Viola Davis, Andrea Powell, Abigail Breslin, Asa Butterfield, Hailee Steinfeld,  and many more. Take a look at the full cast list here.

According to Entertainment Weekly, it has been difficult for the film industry to adapt the novel into a film due to its complex themes. Plus, the fact that it follows children and young adults who are “military recruits fighting each other in a futuristic, space-set Battle School” doesn’t make it any easier. However, I think that Hunger Games has paved the way for this film adaptation as these types of stories have become more acceptable in modern, mainstream pop culture.

Have a look at the new stills below and let me know what you think in the comments below! Ender’s Game is currently set to hit theaters November 1, 2013.

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Sources: Entertainment Weekly and IMDb