Casting for Summit Entertainment’s Ender’s Game is well underway, with the most crucial characters recently chosen. Here’s the cast as it currently stands:
Ender Wiggin: Asa Butterfield
Colonel Hyrum Graff: Harrison Ford
Petra Arkanian: Hailee Steinfeld
Valentine Wiggin: Abigail Breslin
Bean: Aramis Knight
Fleet Commander Mazer Rackham: Sir Ben Kingsley
Salamander Army Commander Bonzo Madrid: Moises Arias
Peter Wiggin: Jimmy “Jax” Pinchak
Stilson: Brendan Meyer
Alai: Suraj Parthasarathy
Bernard: Conor Carroll
Dink Meeker: Khylin Rhambo
Need a quick reminder of who some of these characters are? Here you go!
Colonel Hyrum Graff is the adult lead in the film and commander of training for the International Fleet military academy in located in space. Petra Arkanian is one of Ender’s Battle School trainers and eventual confidant. former Fleet Commander Mazer Rackham is a character who is crucial to Ender’s battle training. Stilson is Ender’s early antagonists, who he encounters before being shipped off to Battle School. Valentine Wiggin is sister of Ender. Bean is Ender’s youngest recruit. Bernard is Ender’s first Battle School nemesis.
I’m so happy to see Harrison Ford cast in such a critical role, which only adds to my delight of the casting of this movie. After seeing Hugo, I have complete faith in Asa Butterfield on handling Ender; he was amazing in that film, and I think he will be brillian with all the different emotions that Ender struggles with at the academy. And seeing Abigail Breslin as Valentine will be great!
What do you think? Have they chosen wisely (yes, that was a deliberate Indiana Jones reference)?
Thanks to dailyblam.com for the summary!