Posted July 27, 2013 by Ryan Villanueva in Comics



From the recently concluded San Diego Comic-Con, it was confirmed by author Chuck Palahniuk that he is writing a sequel to his 1996 debut work, Fight Club in a graphic novel format. Fight Club also had a movie adaptation that was released in 1999 that stars Edward Norton, Brad Pitt and Helena Bonham Carter.

As told by Chuck Palahniuk’s website: “Chelsea Cain has been introducing me to artists and creators from Marvel, DC and Dark Horse, and they’re walking me through the process. It will likely be a series of books that update the story ten years after the seeming end of Tyler Durden.”

He also mentioned on the site how the sequel is going to be, “Nowadays, Tyler is telling the story, lurking inside Jack, and ready to launch a come-back. Jack is oblivious. Marla is bored. Their marriage has run aground on the rocky coastline of middle-aged suburban boredom. It’s only when their little boy disappears, kidnapped by Tyler, that Jack is dragged back into the world of Mayhem. It will, of course, be dark and messy. Due to contract obligations it can’t come to light for a while. Next year is Beautiful You, followed by the story collection. But since the Fight Club sequel will appear serialized in graphic form, my book publisher might allow me to launch it earlier than 2015.”

Brad Pitt and Ed Norton Fight Club fan art

To be honest, I just saw Fight Club after reading this news. I know. You might wonder where I have been living all these years. Have I been living under a rock? I only realized that after watching Fight Club. Fight Club for me has always been my midway movie. A midway movie for me is a movie that either you get to see the first part but never gets to finish or you catch it midway through the movie but you never get to see the first part. Movies you get to watch on a bus while on commute but you never get to finish it or the movies you watch on HBO but it has already started when you changed the channel. Basically, it’s a movie that I haven’t had the chance to start or finish, I always catch it at the middle part, hence, a midway movie.

For those who are still not aware about Fight Club, it is about the story of an unnamed protagonist; let’s call him Joe or Jack, a regular guy who is tired of his routine day job. In the movie, he narrates his own story. He shares how he met this guy, Tyler Durden, a soap maker, which he formed Fight Club with. As the story progresses, more and more people joined their club. In other to join the exclusive you need to follow first a simple rule: “The first rule of fight club is you do not talk about fight club”. I wish I could talk more about the movie but the first rule clearly states that I couldn’t talk about it and I’m already breaking it as I write this post. Seriously speaking, I just don’t want to ruin the experience for you. I don’t want to spoil any details that would take the fun out of watching this movie. I’ve watched a lot of movies and I would have to say that Fight Club is one of those few films that blew me away. In case you haven’t seen the movie, I suggest you watch it, you have a lot of time to see it before the sequel gets released. Even a few publications included Fight Club as one of the best films of all time. If you’re a fan or just someone who saw Fight Club, I’m sure you’re excited as much as I am to know what happens in the sequel. I’m definitely picking up this graphic novel when it comes out.

Fight Club as drawn by Humberto Ramos

One of my favorite artists, Humberto Ramos, drew a scene from Fight Club a few years back. I hope that Chuck Palahniuk has already seen this drawing. Looking at this page, I believe he would be the best artist suitable for the graphic novel format as he was able to translate the movie into art on paper.



Ryan Villanueva

Your resident all around Flipgeek, from comics,movies,games,toys,music and even sports. A big Spider-man fan raised in the ways of the Jedi,who listens to punk rock and a sucker for chick flicks.