Ender's Game Gets First Still of Hailee Steinfeld as Petra Arkanian

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Hailee Steinfeld and Asa Butterfield are super excited about their mushy-looking futuristic cafeteria lunch in this new still from Ender's Game:

Ender's Game Hailee Steinfeld Asa Butterfield

Butterfield stars as Ender, a young prodigy who is sent to special military training with other children in preparation for an alien invasion. The film is based on the sci-fi novel by Orson Scott Card.

Harrison Ford (who may be returning as Han Solo in Star Wars Episode VII) also stars as the trainer Colonel Graff, with Ben Kingsley (Iron Man 3) as Mazer Rackham, a legendary Commander who saved the world from a previous attack. Abigail Breslin, Viola Davis (Beautiful Creatures), Moises Arias, Aramas Knight, Jimmy Pinchak, and Brandon Soo Hoo also star.

Ender's Game is set for a November 1 release date.

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The first time I ever heard of Orson Scott Card was by way of a short story, "A Thousand Deaths," which was published in the now-defunct Omni magazine. More recently I read and enjoyed the first four of his "Ender Wiggin" novels, and I slogged through all five books in his "Homecoming" sci-fi saga (though becoming somewhat puzzled by the Mormon imagery in the last book). It was only LATER that I found out what a strident homophobe Orson Scott Card was. And trust me, I did my research into some of the horribly vitriolic things he has written about Gay people. And now I feel sorry that I spent so much time and money on his books. It's like finding out that an artist whose work you admire is secretly a member of the Ku Klux Klan. And this isn't just about Mr. Card expressing his opinion. It's one thing to say you support "traditional marriage." After all, who DOESN'T? I have lots of Straight (i.e. heterosexual) friends, some married and some single, and if any of the singles finds a compatible person of the opposite sex to marry and make a solemn commitment to, no one will be happier than me. But it is quite another thing to sit on the board of directors of the National Organization for Marriage, a group that works specifically to deny law-abiding, taxpaying Gay couples the same legal benefits and protections that Straight couples have always taken for granted. So NO, I'm not going to throw any more time and money at him. And like millions of other LGBT sci-fi fans and our supporters, I won't be seeing the big-screen adaptation of "Ender's Game."

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The first time I ever heard of Orson Scott Card was by way of a short story, "A Thousand Deaths," which was published in the now-defunct Omni magazine. More recently I read and enjoyed the first four of his "Ender Wiggin" novels, and I slogged through all five books in his "Homecoming" sci-fi saga (though becoming somewhat puzzled by the Mormon imagery in the last book). It was only LATER that I found out what a strident homophobe Orson Scott Card was. And trust me, I did my research into some of the horribly vitriolic things he has written about Gay people. And now I feel sorry that I spent so much time and money on his books. It's like finding out that an artist whose work you admire is secretly a member of the Ku Klux Klan. And this isn't just about Mr. Card expressing his opinion. It's one thing to say you support "traditional marriage." After all, who DOESN'T? I have lots of Straight (i.e. heterosexual) friends, some married and some single, and if any of the singles finds a compatible person of the opposite sex to marry and make a solemn commitment to, no one will be happier than me. But it is quite another thing to sit on the board of directors of the National Organization for Marriage, a group that works specifically to deny law-abiding, taxpaying Gay couples the same legal benefits and protections that Straight couples have always taken for granted. So NO, I'm not going to throw any more time and money at him. And like millions of other LGBT sci-fi fans and our supporters, I won't be seeing the big-screen adaptation of "Ender's Game."

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