‘Fight Club 2′ Is Coming In May 2015
No, not a movie (yet). Fight Club 2 will be hitting stores in May of 2015 in graphic novel form.
At New York's Comic Con last year, Fight Club author Chuck Palahniuk said he was doing a sequel to Fight Club. I was lucky enough to attend Palahniuk's 'Adult Bedtime Stories' Doomed tour in New Orleans last year. At this event, he further solidified the possibility of doing a continuation of the Fight Club story in graphic novel form.
Looks like it's come to fruition!
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."Palahniuk brings back most of the characters in the first book as well as the organization Project Mayhem, which still has its hooks in the narrator as he has to save his boy when the youngster's life is in peril.
The original book was "such a tirade against fathers — everything I had thought my father had not done combined with everything my peers were griping about their fathers," says Palahniuk, 52. "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."
In my opinion, I don't think he's hurting for money. I know it seems like it could just be a cash grab, but I know that Tyler Durden, the narrator, Marla, and all of the characters in Fight Club are like his babies. So, I don't personally think he would go ahead with a sequel if the story wasn't worth telling. I guess we'll find out come May of next year.
Here's the first image from the upcoming graphic novel