Huh? San Diego Comic-Con is only 20 days away?
The Hollywood studios are in “engage” mode releasing details on their plans for this year’s big show. One of the bigger draws will be the Ender’s Game panel in Hall H on July 18, and Summit Entertainment has announced that Harrison Ford will return to Comic-Con this year to promote the movie. Ford surprised fans at the Cowboys and Aliens panel back in 2010, entering the hall in handcuffs. You can’t get much of a bigger celebrity for Con fans than Han Solo/Indiana Jones himself. If you missed borg.com’s preview of Ender’s Game, check it out here.
Also attending the panel will be Ender’s Game stars Asa Butterfield, Hailee Steinfeld and Abigail Breslin, producer Roberto Orci and director Gavin Hood. Summit will have a booth with swag for convention attendees on the center’s show floor. Adjacent to the Hilton Gaslamp hotel will be a full display promoting the movie and showcasing screen-used props and set pieces from the film. The exhibit will be interactive and include as-yet unreleased clips of the film and sets from eight environments from Ender’s Game.
Summit Entertainment also released three new promotional posters (shown above), similar to the in-universe military propaganda marketing from Starship Troopers. No doubt Ender’s Game will be one of the bigger blockbuster films promoted at this year’s Comic-Con. It does not appear that Orson Scott Card, writer of the series of Ender novels, will be part of the promotional marketing events for the movie.
Ender’s Game hits theaters November 1, 2013.