Sir Ben Kingsley is all tattooed and serious as the glorious Formics fighting pilot Mazer Rackham.

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Thanks to Entertainment Weekly we now have a good look at this important character (who apparently has a much larger role in the movie than the book). The half-Maori war hero saves the Earth from the alien Formics, and then lives a life of silent poster boy for the cause.

Kingsley explained to EW that his tattoos are more than just shock and awe:

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Every gesture in the tattoo carries family history, family struggles – it’s your past... I was so enthralled. He’s in quite a contained, stylized uniform but then this wonderful face tells his warrior history.

The Ender's Game trailer will be attached to Star Trek Into Darkness... fingers crossed.