Last week we learned that American actress Viola Davis joined the cast of Ender’s Game as “a military psychologist who oversees the emotional welfare of young trainees. She also helps design the games that test their skills and resilience.” At the time her character was unnamed, and fans wondered whether she would play Major Anderson, Sister Carlotta, or a new character altogether. We reached out to the Ender’s Game spokesperson and finally heard back; Viola Davis will play the role of Major Anderson. If you’re confused, recall that Major Anderson has been written as a female in previous versions of the script.
What are your thoughts, do you love or hate the idea of Major Anderson being cast as a woman?