A new clip has been released showing Ender Wiggin (Asa Butterfield), the film’s main character, and Col. Graff (Harrison Ford) having an exchange over leadership and Ender’s insubordination in the Battle Room, where some of the story’s best scenes take place.
Stating that he “finds it hard to respect someone just because” they outrank them, Ender makes his stance clear: he is a leader. Colonel Graff offers Ender leadership of the Dragon Army, a then-retired former group that had never won a battle. Why not give Ender an army under a new name? “Because we already have the uniforms.”
Here’s the clip:
Ender’s Game is based off of the Orson Scott Card novel of the same name. For those of you unfamiliar with the story, here’s the film’s official (and somewhat lengthy) synopsis:
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.
Ender’s Game will hit theaters on November 1st, 2013!