Asa Butterfield cast in sci-fi film Ender's Game

Hugo star will battle insect aliens

After years of production setbacks, sci-fi movie Ender’s Game is now finally being cast.

Asa Butterfield has been offered the lead role in the long-anticipated movie based on Orson Scott Card’s 1985 science fiction novel.

The 14-year-old, who has already starred in Martin Scorsese’s Hugo, will play the title role of Ender Wiggins.

Ender’s Game is set in a futuristic world where mankind is under attack from the Formics, an insect-like alien.

The government begins to select the brightest children to learn how to fight, testing their skills through a series of challenging games.

Andrew ‘Ender’ Wiggins is soon recognised as a talented fighter at the Battle School, and he becomes the earth’s main hope for the survival against the aliens.

The film will be directed by X-Men Origins: Wolverine’s Gavin Hood and has been given a 15 March 2013 release date.

Do you think Asa Butterfield will make a good Ender Wiggins? Excited about Hugo? Tell us below.


    • FBCDice

      Nov 23rd 2011, 9:10

      Please tell me the last name "Wiggins" is just a press error and not what's actually going to end up in the film... Sorry, I'm a huge fan of the book series, and the character's last name is "Wiggin" in the books. Other than that small detail, this kid looks promising. I knew from the start that they would have to "age-up" the characters somewhat. I'm looking forward to seeing how he will portray the character on screen.

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    • FBJScott68

      Nov 28th 2011, 0:46

      They had better not f**k this up. And I have no problem with them aging up the characters They had better hold true to the story. Not like Eragon, that was a travesty

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