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10.26 million units is a significant figure, because the last time stores ordered in that volume was December 1996. In the following years, the industry faced some significant troubles, with its total market share dropping to $255 million in sales in 2000. Since then, it has dramatically rebounded, with an estimated $940 million in sales last year.
Vulture points to the huge number of comic book adaptations in theaters as a likely reason for the dramatic growth in sales in recent years, while the Washington Post notes that ease of access for consumers is another contributing factor: internet sales through retailers such as ComiXology have grown in recent years, while the number of dedicated comic book shops have risen in recent years. Given the number of comic book adaptations planned for the next decade, the comic book industry will likely continue to receive a residual benefit.
His latest post comes today of Jason Momoa as Aquaman on the Justice League set in Iceland from last October. “Last shot of Jason in Iceland,” Snyder wrote on the mobile app Vero.
The untitled fourth Avengers movie is currently in production and a couple of familiar faces joined Tony Stark (Robert Downey, Jr.) on set today. Downey shared a behind-the-scenes photo on Instagram today, confirming the presence of Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow) and Happy Hogan (Jon Favreau). This trio, which Downey dubbed the “Infinity Trinity,” has been together […]
Deadline is reporting that The Hangover director Todd Phillips has been hired by Warner Bros. to co-write a Joker origin movie with 8 Mile writer Scott Silver. Phillips will also likely direct the movie, with legendary director Martin Scorsese set to produce.
Production continues on the upcoming untitled Avengers 4 and following photos from yesterday showing the recreation of a Japanese city, new photos reveal that Gwyneth Paltrow will return for the upcoming film in the role of Pepper Potts! Check out the photos of her with stars Robert Downey Jr. and Mark Ruffalo plus co-director Anthony […]
Michael Kenneth Williams, an Emmy nominee for his supporting role in HBO’s The Night Of, will not be in the new Star Wars stand-alone Han Solo movie after all. His part has been cut amid the reshoots now underway with new director Ron Howard. Williams said the revamped production schedule conflicted with his commitment to […]
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