Ender's Game: Orson Scott Card's Homophobic Statements Cause LGBT To Boycott Movie

While Orson Scott Card’s Ender’s Game has become a favorite in the geek community, with a movie adaptation due out this November, the author’s personal views have enraged quite a lot of people. With Card having voiced homophobic opinions in the past, LGBT organisation Geeks Out is urging its supporters to boycott the Summit film when it comes out.

Harrison Ford, CinemaCon
Ford and co. are set to promote the film at Comic-Con

"Do not buy a ticket at the theater, do not purchase the DVD, do not watch it on-demand. Ignore all merchandise and toys. However much you may have admired his books, keep your money out of Orson Scott Card’s pockets," the organization writes on its "Skip Ender's Game" website. Meanwhile, Summit plans to hold a panel on Ender’s Game at this year’s Comic-Con, featuring castmembers Harrison Ford, Asa Butterfield, Hailee Steinfeld and Abigail Breslin. While Geeks Out maintains that seeing the film would only help line the author’s pockets, insiders at the studio have already begun to distance themselves from card’s views. “Orson's politics are not reflective of the moviemakers,” one person involved with the film told The Hollywood Reporter earlier this year. “We’re adapting a work, not a person. The work will stand on its own.”

Watch the Ender's Game trailer here.

Card himself has released a more moderate statement to Entertainment Weekly recently, suggesting that the Supreme Court’s decision to reject the Defence of Marriage Makes his views moot. “Ender’s Game is set more than a century in the future and has nothing to do with political issues that did not exist when the book was written in 1984," Card wrote. "With the recent Supreme Court ruling, the gay marriage issue becomes moot. The Full Faith and Credit clause of the Constitution will, sooner or later, give legal force in every state to any marriage contract recognized by any other state. Now it will be interesting to see whether the victorious proponents of gay marriage will show tolerance toward those who disagreed with them when the issue was still in dispute.”

Not exactly an apology, but it is yet to be seen what effect this statement will have on the planned boycott.

Asa Butterfield, CinemaCon
Members of the cast are yet to comment.


Contactmusic

Tags: Harrison Ford - Abigail Breslin - Asa Butterfield - Hailee Steinfeld

Advertisement

More Harrison Ford

'Game of Thrones' Actor Cast in 'Star Wars: Episode VII''

The actor Miltos Yerolemou, the best known for playing swordsman Syrio Forel in HBO's 'Game of Thrones' series, has joined the cast of Disney's 'Star...

Ridley Scott Will Make 'Blade Runner 2' after 'The Martian'

Ridley Scott has revealed that the script for Blade Runner 2 is finished and that Harrison Ford is ready to reprise his role as Deckard....

Star Wars Rumour Round Up: Villains, Robot Hands, Han Solo's Wardrobe

J.J Abrams is known for keeping details of his projects top secret for as long as possible, and alongside LucasFilm, details about the new Star...

The Expendables 3 Movie Review

Striking a tone somewhere between the po-faced original and the silly Part 2, this rampaging action nonsense is badly overcrowded and chaotic, but there's plenty...

Advertisement

'Star Wars: Episode VII' Getting Back On Track This Month

Star Wars Episode VII is set to resume filming later on this month following Harrison Ford’s injury on set back in June. The legendary star...

'Star Wars: Episode VII' Will Resume Filming Later This Month As Harris Ford Makes Full Recovery

Director J.J. Abrams can now breathe a sigh of relief as 'Star Wars: Episode VII' is set to resume filming later this month after a...

'Star Wars: Episode VII' Back On Track After Harrison Ford's Injury

Star Wars: Episode VII is due to resume filming this month following a brief hiatus to allow Harrison Ford to recover from the leg injury...

Film Franchises That Go On Forever

The Hobbit trilogy has been criticised by some viewers for having too little content spread too thinly over the course of too many films. Originally,...

Advertisement

Comments

Harrison Ford Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Harrison Ford

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All