Ender’s Game 2 may happen. However, there are not updates about it from the producers. The question is whether the sequel has the potential to wipe out the failure of the first movie. Despite having a stellar star cast and a fantastic and highly popular story, Ender’s Game bombed at the box-office.
Maybe that is the first reason why no one at present is talking about Ender’s Game 2. The movie based on Orson Scott Card’s highly popular novel Ender’s Game focus on the fears and hopes of Ender Wiggin. Published in 1985, the novel introduced a young protagonist who lives in a distant future.
Original Movie Recap
The technology is quite advanced and Earth is preparing to invade an insectoid alien race, Formics, reports Movie Pilot. There is a military training organized for youngsters on Earth to prepare them for the invasion. Selective teenagers with the potential to do well in tactical warfare get first preference. And one of them is Ender Wiggin. He takes part in a challenge involving strategic war games.
Ender believes that these wars are just simulations. However, these are actual space battles. The movie based on this story released in 2013. And even before release, fans started expecting Ender’s Game 2. But unfortunately, despite having big actors including Harrison Ford, Asa Butterfield, and Ben Kingsley, the film did not do well.
Will Ender’s Game 2 Receive Good Response?
The Ender’s series is one of the most popular Sci-Fi stories around. It has a huge fan base who would love to see Ender’s Game 2 hit the theaters. Director Gavin Hood came with a good enough experience of directing a blockbuster success, X-Men Origins: Wolverine and Rendition. Even then, he failed to pick up the complexities and nuances of the story.
However, Gavin Hood is still eager to work on Ender’s Game 2, even though the novel author, Card is not ready to allow a sequel to his stories. Lionsgate studio is also interested in coming out with a completely original story surrounding the Wiggin boy. So, despite unrelenting behavior from Card, Hood can still come out with Ender’s Game 2.
And the only thing he needs to do make it work this time is to focus more on teenage as an audience instead of children. Hopefully, Ender’s Game 2 will come out much better than the first flick.
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