During the obligatory Comic Con press line, Ender’s Game producer Roberto Orci talked to Zap2It about spoilers in the trailer, sequels, and the Orson Scott Card controversy. Asked about why this new script was the right one to finally make an Ender’s Game movie when the book had always been called unfilmable, he answered this:
I heard various pitches of the movie over the years that totally changed the ending and made it like ‘Star Wars’ in a sense, like totally like ‘and then they go and they blow up the Death Star,’ essentially. Completely changed what the intent of the book was. … We just thought audiences have seen everything nowadays. They’ve seen all the big spectacle, now they can handle this movie, and it’s still spectacle but it’s still a young protagonist in an adult situation dealing with war and peace and tolerance and all kinds of other things.
Check out the rest of the interview HERE!