Yes, we know the first rule about Fight Club is “you do not talk about fight club”, but given the author himself, Chuck Palahniuk, is doing it, we don’t see the reason why we wouldn’t.
Ever since this phenomenal novel was published back in 1996, and then 3 years later David Fincher portrayed his brilliant vision of Palahniuk’s timeless story on big screens, Fight Club’s base of hardcore fans around the world began to grow rapidly, forming some kind of invisible ‘cult’, much like the men from the story formed their own.
Now, there have been many disputes on whether Fight Club should have a sequel or not. Some fans think it deserves to be continued, some however claim the story is perfect as it is and it should be left alone. No matter which group you belong to, this news is huge.
Chuck Palahniuk is writing the sequel for “Dark Horse Comics” and we’ll have much more details after a special Fight Club Comic-Con panel later this week where they’ll make the official announcement, but the most important news we have gleaned so far is that it will be in form of a 10-issue Dark Horse Comics maxi-series, it will be illustrated by Cameron Stewart and will be arriving at your comic-book store in May 2015. Sounds nice already.
The official Dark Horse Comics’ blog has recently summarized the plot of the upcoming sequel in reference to the original 1996 novel and, frankly, all the hardcore fans should be intrigued and curious, as it sounds equally dark, realistic and Nietzschean as the original.
The summary reads: “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.”
Chuck’s well-known sarcasm and the ability to point out all the flaws of modern society in his own unique way seem to be present in the sequel as well. Excellent.
Palahniuk himself also teased our imagination by promising the return of everyone’s favorite, hyper-violent, and fatally charismatic Tyler Durden: “Tyler is something that maybe has been around for centuries and is not just this aberration that’s popped into his mind.”
The organization “Project Mayhem” is also said be revisited, which will apparently again have a great power over the narrator, while he tries to protect his son from the evils of mundane life.
It would appear that our lives will be mundane as well. At least until May next year when the first issue of “Fight Club 2” comic book will be issued. Until then… Remember – “this is your life and it is ending one moment at a time.” So, go out tonight and have a beer. May 2015 is just around the corner.