Chuck Palahniuk Reconvening ‘Fight Club’ For Sequel

Author Chuck Palahniuk is revisiting Fight Club, bringing a sequel to his 1996 book to life with help from Dark Horse Comics.

According to USA Today, Palahniuk announced at Comic-Con that a 10 issue maxiseries will be published by Dark Horse Comics, beginning in May 2015. Illustrated by Cameron Stewart, Fight Club 2 will take place alternately in the future and the past, picking up 10 years after the ending of the original Fight Club. In the sequel, the unnamed protagonist is married to 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.

Palahniuk says that Fight Club 2 will also shed some light on the origins of 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 author revealed. Other characters from the original Fight Club will return as well, including Project Mayhem, which will complicate things as the narrator struggles to save his son’s life.

Once more – Fight Club 2 is NOT a sequel to the movie, but to the original novel, which had a different ending and no Brad Pitt. — Cameron Stewart (@cameronMstewart) July 21, 2014

Palahniuk revealed Fight Club 2 at San Diego Comic-Con 2014, where he will sit on a panel with David Fincher, director of the film adaptation, this Saturday. It was a year ago at New York Comic-Con, however, where the author first revealed his intent to write a Fight Club sequel, as The Inquisitr reported at the time. “I messed up and said I was doing the sequel in front of 1,500 geeks with telephones,” Palahniuk related of the moment he mentioned the story. “Suddenly, there was this big scramble to honor my word.”

Although it was originally finished in Palahniuk’s mind, he was inspired to re-examine Fight Club partly due to his age:

“[Fight Club 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. 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.”

Fight Club 2 will hit stores April 8, 2015, according to Comic Book Resources.

Here’s the thing: whatever you might think a Fight Club sequel might be, however you think it’ll go – I can almost guarantee you’re wrong. — Cameron Stewart (@cameronMstewart) July 21, 2014

[Image: Dark Horse Comics via USA Today]