Fight Club 2 Book Coming In May 2015

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LA Times – The popular 1996 novel “Fight Club,” which was made into an even-more-popular film starring Edward Norton and Brad Pitt, will soon get a sequel in the form of a new comic book series. In an interview with USA Today ahead of this weekend’s Comic-Con in San Diego, author Chuck Palahniuk has revealed the basic plot. “Chuck Palahniuk is breaking the first two rules of Fight Club,” Brian Truitt wrote for USA Today. “He’s talking about Fight Club.” “Fight Club 2” will be a 10-comic series illustrated by Cameron Steward for Dark Horse Comics, to be released in May 2015. “Fight Club 2” will unfold in both the future and the past. “It picks up a decade after the ending of his original book, where the protagonist is married to equally problematic Marla Singer and has a 9-year-old son named Junior, though the narrator is failing his son in the same way his dad failed him,” Truitt wrote. Most of the characters from the first book will return, including the terror group “Project Mayhem,” and Tyler Durden, whose origins will be revealed, Palahniuk said. But “Fight Club 2” will be, in part, a meditation on fatherhood and middle-age. “Now to find myself at the age that my father was when I was trashing him made me want to revisit it from the father’s perspective and see if things were any better and why it repeats like that,” Palahniuk said.

You’d obviously love this to be a full novel again as opposed to a 10-issue comic book series. Even with the success of the illustrated graphic novels like 300 and Sin City, I’d still just prefer another book as the sequel. Nobody except the hardcore Fight Club fans and the nerds are gonna read 10 comic books. And I’m not a big reader at all, either way. But thats one book I’d dig right into. The origins of Tyler Durden and the future of “Jack” and his son? Sign me the fuck up. I guess whats most important is that it lays the foundation for a potential movie sequel. Whether its 10 comic books or a standard novel whats important is Chuck Palahniuk continuing the story. I’ll take more Tyler Durden any way we can get it, and any chance at a movie sequel would be fucking phenomenal.