Fight Club is getting a sequel but it’s probably not what you think.
It’s not going to be a movie — yet — and it’s not even going to be a hardcover or paperback novel. Before I explain the next installment in the series, here’s the origin story of the Fight Club 2 project, as told to USA Today by Fight Club author Chuck Palahniuk.
Palahniuk broke the news in an interview with USA Today, but he sealed the fate of Fight Club 2 last year, when he accidentally mentioned a sequel at New York’s Comic Con. “I messed up and said I was doing the sequel in front of 1,500 geeks with telephones. Suddenly, there was this big scramble to honor my word.”
Never say anything in front of a room full of dorks unless you’re 100% certain or nuts.
The Fight Club 2 story
So, Fight Club 2 is happening because of a joke, but instead of a book Palahniuk is doing a maxiseries with Dark Horse Comics. Fight Club 2 will debut in May 2015 as a 10-issue graphic novel illustrated by Cameron Stewart. Here’s a synopsis from the Dark Horse website.
Fight Club 2 takes place alternately in 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.
At the same time, Palahniuk says readers will have an idea of Tyler’s true origins. “Tyler is something that maybe has been around for centuries and is not just this aberration that’s popped into his mind.”
If the comic does well, I’m sure Fight Club 2 will be a movie in no time. If not, this was all just a figment of your imagination.