CONFIRMED: Stilson Recast in Ender’s Game film

Brendan Meyer replaced as Stilson by Caleb J. Thaggard due to scheduling conflict

From Brendan Meyer’s Facebook page:

bmeyer“Hey guys. Unfortunately, I had to leave the cast of Ender’s Game due to a last minute scheduling conflict. Although I’m disappointed, I wish the cast and crew all the best with this awesome movie. I’ll be announcing my new & exciting projects in the next couple of days, so keep an eye out. Thanks for your support!”

This coincides and confirms with information we’ve heard in the past week from on-set concerning filming and the role of Stilson, and also this press release from New Orleans noting that the role of Stilson would be played by Caleb J. Thaggard:


While it’s unfortunate that these scheduling conflicts happen, we’re glad that the production is able to roll on. We wish Brendan Meyer the best, and now look forward to seeing Caleb Thaggard at work as the bully that changes Ender’s life.

What are your thoughts on the casting change?

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  • Olivia

    Not a fan of the casting change, to be honest. I thought Brendan was a perfect fit.

  • GreciaBTF

    What the heck? Nono this is soo sad!

  • Cory Puffett

    I’m not thrilled, but Stilson’s role, while significant to Ender’s life, is fairly small in terms of screen time so I don’t think it’s the end of the world.

  • Derek Probst

    You need to update your cast member collage now with the ugly Caleb, which is fine. I think Brendan looked more like a Peter than a Stilson. He looks way smarter than Caleb.

    • endersansible

      It’s been updated!

  • Nateng01

    My thoughts: It went from super attractive awesome person to not attractive afro person

  • EAGLE from PWEB

    The new guy Caleb looks like he can pull off the role just by the pic =P

  • Leila

    Wow, these are some pretty nasty comments. Jilted fangirls, much?