Card Won’t Make a Dime From Ender’s Game Ticket Sales

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This spring controversy swirled around DC Comics decision to contract celebrated author and noted “traditional marriage” advocate Orson Scott Card to pen a story for the digital-first Adventures of Superman series.

As a result of the furor and increased attention on Card’s role as a board member for the National Organization for Marriage, focus has shifted to the upcoming release of Ender’s Game, a film based on Card’s award-winning novel of the same name. Sites like SkipEndersGame.com have advocated boycotting the film to protest the author’s outspoken stance.

Earlier today The Wrap reported that, according to the terms of the original contract, Card was paid a one-time fee of $1.5 Million to develop the screenplay, and his deal includes no back-end incentives for box office revenues.

The article points out that those who wish to keep their dollars out of the Card’s hand should instead refrain from purchasing copies of the novel, a stream from which he continues to reap substantial profits, given the book’s current and perennial place atop the New York Times Best-Seller list.

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Josh Epstein is the Publisher for the Capeless Crusader website. He also hosts the weekly Infinite Crossover podcast in cooperation with Fanboys Inc. He’s a lifelong comic nerd, and “Superman” is the first word he ever read aloud. He is also an actor, singer, and daytime supporter of all things technical. contact:joshuadepstein@gmail.com

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Josh Epstein

Josh Epstein is the Publisher for the Capeless Crusader website. He’s a lifelong comic nerd, and “Superman” is the first word he ever read aloud. He is also an actor, singer, and resident of a real-world Smallville.

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