We still have yet to see if director Gavin Hood's Ender's Game is going to get a sequel. The movie didn't do as well at the box office as the studio would have hoped, but the movie did get some good, positive reviews. I really hope we see a sequel as I loved the movie! We previously heard that if a sequel did happen it could be based on a new series of books that Orson Scott Card is writing or it could end up as a TV series.
We have another option to choose from now. According to producer Robert Orci, the sequel could be an original story not based on any of the material Card has written. This is what he had to say in an interview with Crave Online,
"…It could be potentially original because in Speaker for the Dead you pick him up when he’s already a man. There might be an in between step if that happens….That’s why I think the rights that they worked out is it could either be one of the books or it could be original or a mix so that you can do what you need to do for a movie."
Now Card did write a sequel to Ender's Game called Speaker for the Dead, but it doesn't take place until 30 years after the events of the first novel. After he wrote that he went back to fill in the gaps and wrote a book called Ender in Exile, which could easily be a sequel to the movie. I'm not sure why they just don't go with that. The next set of novels being written will be called Fleet School, and it will focus on the immediate aftermath of the film, but will not include the character Ender.
If they do end up coming up with an original story for the sequel, will it change the story of what has already happened in the books? Will it fit in with the story the books tell? I'm interested to see where they will take the sequel if it actually ends up getting made. Where do you think they should take it?